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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Amy Truitt and Debbie Okonek, CDI leaders at Palmetto Health, discuss their organization’s shift toward quality focus.
I think it’s reasonable to say that most people working in health care are motivated to deliver high quality care to the people they serve. Because humans are complicated organisms, […]