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Tag: CDI

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Back to basics: HCCs 101

April 30, 2021 / By Chris Berg, RHIA

Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) have been used in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) risk adjustment payment model since 2004. That’s 17 years! More and more HIM professionals […]

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Managing worklists: The promise of embedded analytics

April 28, 2021 / By Steve Austin

Where I live in South Texas, we usually don’t get much of a spring; summer comes early and stays late. Consequently, you really only have to touch the thermostat maybe […]

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Article: Paying close attention to COVID-19 POA indicators

With Audrey Howard, RHIA, Sue Belley, RHIA

Coding of COVID–19 records has been challenging for inpatient coding professionals. Audrey Howard and Sue Belley explore several potential POA scenarios that may cause confusion for coders.

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Three questions with Liz Guyton

December 16, 2020 / By Liz Guyton, Kelli Christman

Kelli sat down with 3M Health Information Systems Vice President of the U.S. and Canada Liz Guyton, CPA, to look ahead to 2021 and highlight stories from clients on the […]

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Article: Fight until the very end: Sepsis denials

How well is your organization navigating the two different sets of sepsis criteria? Krysten Brooks, 3M senior health care performance advisor, discusses documentation and coding best practices to prevent sepsis […]

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Agile CDI teams: A case study of one health system’s success

November 16, 2020 / By Steve Austin

In previous posts, I’ve hinted that agile thinking and behaviors are not just for software developers. In this post, I will provide an example of how agile can apply to […]

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Article: Understanding cytokines for more accurate COVID-19 reporting

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

A cytokine release or storm is one manifestation of COVID-19 that can be confusing when it comes to documentation. Cheryl Manchenton, 3M consultant, details the latest guidelines in this article […]

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Article: How to ensure patient stories aren’t lost in translation — 3M’s Julie Salomon on the importance of CDI

With Julie Salomon, BSN, RN

In this Q&A article, Julie Salomon, RN, BSN chief product owner of CDI, quality and physician content for 3M HIS, describes the major developments in CDI, the top challenges for […]

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Part 2: CMS announces new ICD-10-PCS codes to capture COVID-19 therapeutics

August 3, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA, Beth Wolf, MD, Julie Salomon, BSN, RN, Sue Belley, RHIA

By now you are probably aware that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued 12 new ICD-10-PCS procedure codes on July 30 for treatment of patients with COVID-19, […]

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What can we learn from baseball scoreboards to improve the revenue cycle?

July 8, 2020 / By Steve Austin

As a long-time product design and development professional, I am super excited to join the Inside Angle blogging team to explore topics around new  technology and automation in revenue cycle […]

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Coding focus as the pandemic continues

June 17, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA, Bobbie Starkey

Now that we have seen many cases of COVID-19 being treated and recovered patients moving on with their “new normal” lives (at least in some states), we should take a […]

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Article: How to unburden physicians with the next evolution in clinical documentation technology

With Jason Mark

Jason Mark describes how natural language understanding (NLU)—the latest evolution in natural language processing (NLP) technology—streamlines workflows for clinicians, clinical documentation improvement specialists and coders.