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The role of diagnostic exams in population health and HCC reporting

May 22nd, 2019 / By Michael Malohifo’ou, RN, MBA

Diagnostic exams are an important way for hospitals and health systems to capture more complete, longitudinal patient information. Complete coding of diagnostic exams supports population health management and HCC reporting. […]

CMS: What you need to know about new modifiers X1, X2, X3, X4, X5

May 20th, 2019 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

Oh great—more new modifiers! If you’re like me, I read my CMS updates and focus on what needs to be managed based on regulatory deadlines. Back in 2016, I read […]

AI Talk: Augmenting decisions and the impact of “adversarial” data

May 17th, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… AI in Healthcare – Augment not replace This article in Forbes contains a now familiar refrain that we have heard before: AI use cases in health […]

Developing a patient safety culture: What can we learn from other industries?

May 17th, 2019 / By Priscilla Knolle, MD

The publication of the Institute of Medicine report To Err Is Human: Building Safer Health System in 1999 raised awareness of medical errors, increased public concern and called for a […]

Why you should consider partnering with academia

May 15th, 2019 / By Senthil Nachimuthu, MD, PhD

As a member of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) of the University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics, I get the opportunity to participate in and shape the curriculum and […]

Be mindful of the patient: Would you want to get an unanticipated bill or unclear diagnosis?

May 13th, 2019 / By Jean Jones, CPC

The Boston Globe is running a series of articles about patients being billed for out-of-network providers in the healthcare setting. The articles detail how patients get hit with a surprise […]

AI Talk: Cloud kitchen, AI poet, street view to insurance

May 10th, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… Google Street View A few years ago, researchers from Stanford and other institutions published a study that made use of Google Street View images. They showed […]

Hospital overcrowding: A complex but solvable problem

May 10th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

“…overcrowding is a hospital-wide problem that requires a hospital-wide response.”[1] Overcrowding seems to be an ongoing problem for many hospitals in the U.S.[2] Overcrowding adds stress to physicians, nurses and […]

The new CMS MIPS site: A breath of fresh air

May 8th, 2019 / By Allison Morgan, MS, CPC

While the intent of MIPS is important with its end goal of improved quality and patient care, the program’s content can be challenging for coders, billers and providers. The data […]

SDOH, ICD-10, and avoiding the M-word

May 6th, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

In my last blog, I recommended checking out excerpts from the March ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance meeting. Those excerpts were written proposals for ICD-10 codes describing SDOH (Social Determinants of […]

AI Talk: Clinics, collars, a childhood condition and CT scan analysis

May 3rd, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… AI-clinics The future is rapidly creeping up on us in unlikely places: Safeway stores. Safeway stores in Arizona are offering ways to be seen for illness […]

Ten years after “The Cost Conundrum” – How much has changed?

May 3rd, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

McAllen, Texas is a border town in the Rio Grande Valley with a metro population of 839,000. On May 25, 2009, Atul Gawande published The Cost Conundrum in which he […]