Hospitals have relied on a relatively manual process and retrospective audits for coding compliance, but new technology is streamlining the process, allowing providers to get ahead of denials.
Where did the year go? December is almost over, and January is around the corner. It seems like we just welcomed in 2018. It was while doing a recap of […]
Many people begin working in the healthcare industry before realizing the importance of obtaining a credential. Others opt to go through education/career programs and become credentialed prior to seeking employment. Individual […]
In this webinar, Bobbie Starkey, RHIT, CCS-P, paints a broad picture of the components to consider if you are thinking of starting a CDI program in your Emergency Department.
A hot topic in health care today is Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs). At the last local AAPC chapter meeting I attended, we had a guest speaker who discussed HCCs in […]
We live in a communication age that embraces abbreviations and acronyms as a natural secondary language. Our emotions and reactions are reflected in “LOLs” and emojis on a regular basis. […]
At AAPC’s annual Healthcon conference in Orlando, Florida, Dr. David Zielske (also known as Dr. Z) had a session on Interventional Radiology, Cardiology and Vascular Surgery coding. As you can […]
During the first 12 months of ICD-10, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was lenient with ICD-10 coding specificity to allow providers to become accustomed to the new […]
Donna: Sue, do you remember when we started our blog back in 2012? Didn’t the idea present itself at a conference we were attending? Sue: Yes, it did! We were […]
The ball dropped, we tossed out our old calendars, and many of us made the traditional promises to ourselves in the New Year. Whether it’s trimming off those few extra […]
Cheryl Manchenton and Audrey Howard discuss 2018 ICD-10-CM coding updates and their impact on quality.
Our team’s last post introduced a metric we call “Coder Variability.” As a quick recap, it is an attempt to measure how much variation there is among coders at a facility. […]