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Coding and Classification

Straight from our coding experts, the latest regulatory guidelines and best practice tips for anyone who thinks in alphanumeric characters.

ICD-10: What’ll it be, lumping or splitting? Part 2

October 20th, 2017 / By Rhonda Butler

In my last blog, I talked about the trade-offs between lumping and splitting as they apply to the annual update of the ICD-10-CM/PCS classification systems. This time I am going […]

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month: New ICD-10 codes

October 18th, 2017 / By Cecilia Charles, RHIA

Each year, we recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer effects around 252,000 women and 2,400 men each year. Early detection and prevention can be achieved by performing […]

Developing a healthcare green thumb

October 9th, 2017 / By Meenal Raje

Thinking back to the beginning of summer, when walking paths in my neighborhood are blooming with abundant flowers and neatly manicured gardens, I’m reminded that this season always brings out […]

Webinar: The impact of ICD-10 specificity on patient quality and safety initiatives

With Sue Belley, RHIA

Two years ago, ICD-10 went live. This webinar explores what effect ICD-10 codes have had on health care initiatives so far.

Confused about incident-to physician coding and billing compliance?

October 2nd, 2017 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

I recently attended a presentation hosted by my local HFMA chapter. It was an excellent discussion regarding the ins and outs of compliant coding and billing for incident-to services by […]

Be good to yourself

September 27th, 2017 / By Kelly Long

I have been told since the start of my coding career (21 years gasp!), that there are no coding emergencies. That it won’t “hurt” to wait until the next day […]

Article: Embrace risk adjustment

With Donna Smith, RHIA

This article details how coders can enhance their careers by becoming proficient in the finer points of the latest payment methodologies.

ICD-10: What’ll it be, lumping or splitting?

September 20th, 2017 / By Rhonda Butler

You may have heard the terms lumping and splitting applied to medical records coding, or maybe to the analysis of coded data. Whether we’re producing coded data or analyzing it, […]

Infographic: Navigating the coder shortage

If you’re facing rising backlogs, increased denials or additional compliance risks, this infographic can help you navigate your way back to coding accuracy and efficiency.

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2018 ICD-10 code updates for pregnancy: Pick a side

September 15th, 2017 / By Allison Morgan

September has finally arrived and with it comes the start of fall.  For those of us in health care, it also signifies our own version of a New Year…for ICD-10 […]

Webinar: Sepsis denials management

With Donna Smith, RHIA

Also featuring Krysten Brooks, RN, this webinar reviews the definition of sepsis and how to manage sepsis claims denials.

Webinar: How clinical validity affects quality outcomes

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

This webinar featuring Cheryl Manchenton explains the need to improve awareness of how clinical validity can both negatively and positively affect quality outcomes.