Driving quality outcomes requires a coordinated effort between HIM, CDI, Quality and Compliance departments. Does your organization have a plan?
Last year I wrote a blog about the new Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice or MOON, the latest in the CMS library of Beneficiary Notices. A lot of folks thought no […]
I paraphrase, but this is essentially the question we hear from providers when we talk about ICD-10 coding accuracy.
Ann Chenoweth, Incoming AHIMA President and director of industry relations and market research for 3M Health Information Systems, talks about keeping pace with change, how she discovered HIM as a […]
Happy New Year to all! As we make (and break) many New Year’s resolutions this month, I’d like to talk about resolutions for quality. I appreciate the challenges and pressures […]
Let me start by saying Happy Holidays to everyone. However, I am feeling a bit like Mr. Scrooge. I have heard from many clients lately regarding their struggles with obtaining […]
Donna: Hey, Sue! We haven’t talked since AHIMA. Did you get back in time for ICD-10 go-live? Sue: Yes, I was in my office, bright and early on October 1. […]
No more kicking this ICD-10 can down the road. It’s finally here. We have all been waiting, planning, preparing, training, and yes, worrying. With ICD-10 only 24 hours away, will […]
Change is never easy, but with the right perspective change can bring great benefit. Hear from three healthcare professionals about their ICD-10 transition.
Rhonda Butler has an optimistic outlook about ICD-10 implementation in this Journal of AHIMA interview. What will daily life be like for coders, physicians, and hospitals under ICD-10?
We all know the phrase “First do no harm,” a philosophy that is a driving force in health care. In other words, if we do not do anything to improve […]
Donna: Hello from Down Under where they have been using ICD-10 since 1999! Sue: Hi! How has your work and your visit been going? Have you learned any ICD-10 tips […]