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. Most recently, I was asked this question by an HIM department looking […]
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 […]