Driving quality outcomes requires a coordinated effort between HIM, CDI, Quality and Compliance departments. Does your organization have a plan?
To raise the bar on performance, University of Utah Health Care analyzed and transformed high-quality data into actionable intelligence.
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.
I have found that the best topics for my blog are those that I care most passionately about (see “Collaborating with Kindness” as an example). As I thought about this […]
Shifting from volume-driven to value-based healthcare wouldn’t be so difficult if value meant just one thing. But every payer and value-based program defines value to suit its own purposes—on good […]
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 […]
Donna: Hey Sue, have you read the WEDI document on the 2016 ICD-10-CM Clinical Indicators? This is another opinion on Guideline 19, which was published in the 2017 “ICD-10-CM Official […]
What are hierarchical condition categories (HCCs) and what role do they play in value-based reimbursement? Find out in our latest white paper.
When it comes to regulatory changes, do we still have anything left to fear? Oh sure, there are all kinds of changes coming for us, like the merit-based incentive payment […]
I promised follow-up on Guideline 19, so I want to share what I have read recently. The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) published an issue brief on October 21, […]
This webinar reviews the Total Performance Score calculation and how the Value-Based Purchasing Program measures will impact payment.
The 2017 ICD-10 CM-Guidelines were released in August by the CDC. There are several noteworthy changes but the one that blew me away is Guideline No. 19. First though, the […]