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.
Guest blog by Monita Turpin, coding analyst at 3M Health Information Systems. *NOTE: Updates have been released on the “degenerative changes” issue in the 2nd quarter Coding Clinic. Here is […]
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. […]