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AI Talk: Algorithmovigilance, AAA, burnout book review, measuring quality

December 13th, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… Algorithmovigilance A cool new word! I saw reference to this in an AMIA communication (1). Coined by Peter Embi of the Regenstrief Institute, it essentially means […]

The Three Little Pigs, medical records coding, and who controls the narrative

December 13th, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

One of the many wonderful things about the post-Google information age is that, with no appreciable time or effort, you can pose a question and see what’s out there. The […]

Holidays are coming: Are you checking your list twice?

December 11th, 2019 / By Michelle Bradley

Whether you run a private practice in a small clinic or are part of a large physician group in a hospital, the turnaround time for your practice requires adequate coding […]

CMS: Hospital price transparency final rule update

December 9th, 2019 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

On December 3, I attended the CMS call on the final rule for hospital price transparency requirements. On December 4, I read an article in the New York Times stating […]

AI Talk: Bias in AI and 2019 innovations

December 6th, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… Bias in AI – Three perspectives The New York Times published an article on bias in AI as part of their Women and Leadership section. They […]

Behind the code: Homelessness Z59.0

December 4th, 2019 / By Jean Jones, CPC

I was on an internal 3M call recently, listening to the engineers as they were developing ICD-10 codes for the Z59 series—problems related to housing and economic circumstances.  Coincidentally, my […]

Does Medicare’s value-based purchasing model really create value in healthcare delivery?

December 2nd, 2019 / By Samuel Young, MD

Value-based reimbursement is the soup du jour in the medical industry these days. How value is defined, however, can vary depending on one’s perspective. Most experts in the field agree […]

Thanksgiving Day is National Family Health History Awareness Day

November 25th, 2019 / By Kelly Long, CPC

The Surgeon General of the United States created this initiative in 2004 as a way for families to share their health histories as they gather around the table, watch the […]

ICD-10 coding for vaping and e-cigarette related illness

November 22nd, 2019 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC

Vaping has become a very hot topic recently, due to the rapid increase of patients showing up at physicians’ offices and ERs with lung injuries.  The Centers for Disease Control […]

Strategy weaving: Using HCCs, MACRA and readmission reduction requirements to strategize performance improvement

November 20th, 2019 / By Michael Malohifo’ou, RN, MBA

Far too often, healthcare organizations treat planning and execution as two separate processes which are intended to achieve a larger goal. Leadership makes plans and departments and workers are told […]

Doctors and hospitals: Not quite a love story

November 18th, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

The relationship between physicians and hospitals has changed. Gone are the days of the hospital serving as the “physician’s workshop.” Advances in technology, different payment structures and the rise of […]

AI Talk: Apple Watch, public option, fast food

November 15th, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… Apple Watch A new study using Apple Watch heart monitoring capabilities has just been published by the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, funded by […]