HCCs are a “problem.” By that I mean no organization can ignore the impact of HCCs. No CDI specialist, HIM professional, quality specialist, provider or billing auditor can remain uneducated […]
If both facility and pro fee coders are looking at the same documentation and need to identify the same procedures, why can’t it be done by the same coder? Brooks […]
What is your organization’s strategy to journey from volume- to value-based reimbursement? How to create a collaborative CDI team.
Explore how precise capture of severity-of-illness and risk-of-mortality measures impact quality outcomes and reimbursement.
This article details how coders can enhance their careers by becoming proficient in the finer points of the latest payment methodologies.
This webinar featuring Cheryl Manchenton explains the need to improve awareness of how clinical validity can both negatively and positively affect quality outcomes.
When it comes to case review, knowing where to focus leads to a sustainable impact.
I was reading a May 2017 article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcing 122 cases of Candida auris (C. auris) in the past nine months across […]
May is Mental Health month. It is a reminder to revisit outpatient CDI for substance disorders and mental health disorders. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) statistics indicate […]
Is your CDI program in a rut? Has your performance plateaued or even diminished? Maybe your program has a case of the “same-ole-itis,” otherwise known as “the way we have always done it” disease. In the words of the song from the musical Auntie Mame,* “Open a new window, open a new door!”
Donna: Hi, Sue! Do you ever see something on a problem list that isn’t correct? Sue: Yes, often! You know I always say, “The problem list is a problem.” Donna: […]
Driving quality outcomes requires a coordinated effort between HIM, CDI, Quality and Compliance departments. Does your organization have a plan?