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Doctors and hospitals: Not quite a love story

November 18th, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

The relationship between physicians and hospitals has changed. Gone are the days of the hospital serving as the “physician’s workshop.” Advances in technology, different payment structures and the rise of […]

Case Study: Advanced CDI drives quality and financial results

Physicians and CDI teams at Sheridan Memorial increased CMI by 7.5 percent and achieved more than $1 million in financial improvements. See how they did it.

Article: “Stupid” Program Gets Results

With Beth Wolf, MD

Beth Wolf, MD, a physician adviser to 3M Health Information Systems, gives her take on what progressive, forward-thinking health care organizations should be doing in order to implement new documentation […]

A look back at popular blogs of 2018

December 17th, 2018

Thank you to all the readers of the Inside Angle blog! As we look ahead to 2019, here are some of our most popular blogs of the year:    “CPT […]

Involving physicians in value-based care decisions: The only path to lasting change

November 8th, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

Patient engagement is widely accepted as a key condition for achieving positive healthcare outcomes. Patients who participate in their healthcare decisions and feel capable of improving their health through diet, […]

HCCs and physicians

July 31st, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

As a physician, I am responsible for coding certain diagnoses that will trigger certain payment and risk adjustment. Risk adjustment scores are important in terms of quality measures and they […]

Looking for technology that helps clinicians be brilliant

June 16th, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Doctors work really hard to take care of their patients, but find the technology at their fingertips is more of an obstruction and friction than a resource. Natural language processing […]

MACRA/MIPS: Are you ready?

April 21st, 2017 / By Mary Zeigle, MS

A recent survey in Healthcare Informatics  on physician readiness for implementing MACRA indicates a strong need for assistance and support.  The overall results of readiness of physicians polled show that […]

Article: Four elements of a successful CDI program

Complete and accurate documentation is critical to improving key performance indicators for both hospitals and physicians. 3M’s Dr. Michael Powell outlines four essential components of a successful CDI initiative.

HIMagine That! ICD-10: Bringing it home

September 18th, 2015 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Donna Smith, RHIA

Donna: Sue, can you believe it? We’re going live with ICD-10 in less than two weeks – this has to be the longest pregnancy in history! Sue: I know. You […]

eGuide: Managing through the Era of “And”

Today, most healthcare organizations are living in the era of AND, where lines are often blurred and transitions can be slow. Wherever you are along the journey to value-based care, […]

Four Mistakes My Doctors Make with High Deductible Plans

October 27th, 2014 / By Kristine Daynes

A year ago my family changed to a high deductible health plan and started using a health savings account. Because we expect to pay higher upfront out-of-pocket expenses, we pay […]