Hear from HIM professionals at Atrium Health about how an initiative to ensure complete HCC capture and documentation has improved patient care at their health system.
How three organizations are managing staffing challenges and coding overload with outsourced coding services.
Can you remember when you began your journey in the HIM coding world? Well, it’s truly been a while for me. Over the years, I have been a leader, instructor […]
From my previous blogs, you know that I am a huge proponent of computer-assisted coding (CAC). Some of the key goals of CAC utilization are increased productivity, maximizing reimbursement and […]
In March, the American Medical Association (AMA) published their CPT Editorial Summary of Panel Action February 2019. The summary warns that final CPT codes and descriptors are still in draft […]
Rebecca Caux-Harry highlights the importance of provider education regarding Excludes notes in ICD-10.
Have you ever struggled with generating concise and compliant physician queries about surgical complications? Dr. Beth Wolf and Audrey Howard, RHIA guide you through the process for when and how […]
Specialization and single-path coding are gaining traction, and both are important strategies for coding teams that need to streamline processes, maximize coder output and reduce costs. This eGuide provides strategies […]
Diagnostic exams are an important way for hospitals and health systems to capture more complete, longitudinal patient information. Complete coding of diagnostic exams supports population health management and HCC reporting. […]
Oh great—more new modifiers! If you’re like me, I read my CMS updates and focus on what needs to be managed based on regulatory deadlines. Back in 2016, I read […]
The Boston Globe is running a series of articles about patients being billed for out-of-network providers in the healthcare setting. The articles detail how patients get hit with a surprise […]
While the intent of MIPS is important with its end goal of improved quality and patient care, the program’s content can be challenging for coders, billers and providers. The data […]