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CMS proposes to shake things up

August 20th, 2018 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

By now, you’ve undoubtedly seen the CMS proposal to overhaul the E/M documentation and coding guidelines for new and established office visits, along with consolidated payments. There are articles and […]

Immunizations: The road to better health

August 17th, 2018 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC

Is it really August 2018? For many of us, this time of year means planning one final summer vacation, getting kids ready for a new school year, or thinking about […]

Physicians and documentation: Getting credit for great work

August 15th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Why would an orthopedic surgeon develop expertise in documentation and coding? Eugene Christian, MD, Chief Medical Officer for St. Mary’s Bon Secours Hospital in Richmond Virginia describes his work on […]

Are ACOs ready to take on more risk?

August 13th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

Ready or not, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) will be expected to assume downside risk after two years according to a proposal announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) […]

TEFCA: A beginning for nationwide interoperability

August 10th, 2018 / By Rey Johnson

In accordance with the 21st Century Cures Act, The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology has released the draft version of the Trusted Exchange Framework and […]

Summer ICD-10 adventure

August 8th, 2018 / By Kelly Long, CPC

Summer is in full swing and with that comes warm temperatures and vacations! I thought it would be fun to share how my family went to Missouri this summer to […]

Social determinants of health and natural language processing

August 6th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Healthcare delivery is under extreme pressure to improve costs and outcomes. One reliable pathway is by improving efficiency. One aspect of efficiency is to better match interventions to people most […]

Industry disruption may finally impact “It’s the pricing” conundrum

August 3rd, 2018 / By Katie Christensen

One of the most enlightening insights from a recent University of Washington research study is that pricing contributes to ever-escalating healthcare costs. Since 2003, the annual rate of growth of […]

Why patient engagement matters: Coordinated care at Stanford

August 1st, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. Alan Glaseroff developed Type I diabetes as an adult.  As a family medicine physician, he was surprised by the work involved in really understanding the condition and the best […]

Coding the problem list

July 30th, 2018 / By Monica Sanchez

The problem list is well known to the medical coding industry since codes based on the problem list are used for research and reimbursement. With the advent of the patient […]

Putting it together: Workflow design can improve quality outcomes

July 27th, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As a rabid theater-goer, I love Sondheim.  Note the quote below: “Bit by bit, putting it together… Piece by piece, only way to make a work of art. Every moment […]

Hospitals, health systems and value-based payment: How do they work together?

July 25th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

The pressure to improve healthcare outcomes and reduce unnecessary use of healthcare resources weighs heavily on hospital and health system administrators working with tight margins. Success under value-based payment requires […]