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Webinar: Improving patient care through the capture of HCC diagnoses in observation patients

Hear from HIM professionals at Atrium Health about how an initiative to ensure complete HCC capture and documentation has improved patient care at their health system.

Case Study: Advanced CDI drives quality and financial results

Physicians and CDI teams at Sheridan Memorial increased CMI by 7.5 percent and achieved more than $1 million in financial improvements. See how they did it.

Article: The role of coders and CDI teams in HACRP success

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

HIM, CDI, and inpatient coding professionals can play a significant role in helping their organizations be successful under HACRP. Read Cheryl Manchenton’s article to find out how.

ICD-10 diagnosis coding: The impact of equivocal language

April 17th, 2019 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC

Spring means different things depending on what part of the country you live in. For me, spring means melting snow, flowers and spring cleaning. This also seems like a good […]

Article: “Stupid” Program Gets Results

With Beth Wolf, MD

Beth Wolf, MD, a physician adviser to 3M Health Information Systems, gives her take on what progressive, forward-thinking health care organizations should be doing in order to implement new documentation […]

You don’t know what you don’t know…Be a lifelong learner!

March 20th, 2019 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Happy spring everyone! One of my clients recently made the statement “We don’t know what we don’t know.” I wholeheartedly agree. If only all organizations and team members shared that […]

A smart mix of audit types to maintain coding quality

February 27th, 2019 / By Kristine Daynes

Compliance requires exacting skills. HIM departments are expected to make sure patient care is appropriately documented, check for medical necessity, assign codes with ICD-10 specificity, identify conditions present on admission […]

Mind blindness, data blindness and the power of concurrent collaboration

February 4th, 2019 / By Steve Cantwell

I have learned countless lessons about perception from my son who is on the autism spectrum. He has helped me better understand how we can inadvertently misinterpret or misuse healthcare […]

CDI New Year’s resolution: The keys to success

January 9th, 2019 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Happy New Year everyone! I am terrible at New Year’s resolutions, but I did make one this year that I hope to stick to: I want to increase my intake […]

A tale of two worlds: Documentation versus clinical care

December 21st, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Happy Holidays!  Sorry this is not a Charles Dicken’s Christmas story, but it does reflect an equally powerful story: A Tale of Two Cities. This Dickens novel has a well-known […]

Video: Better collaboration with physician teams

At Palmetto Health the CDI teams are deeply involved with the physician teams in many ways, including going on rounds with them to listen for ways to improve documentation.

Video: A shift toward quality focus

Amy Truitt and Debbie Okonek, CDI leaders at Palmetto Health, discuss their organization’s shift toward quality focus.