Inside Angle

From 3M Health Information Systems

Topic: Coding and Classification

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

eGuide: What makes an effective coding quality program?

Could your coding quality program use some work? Review best practices for creating an optimal program.

Webinar: Improving patient care through the capture of HCC diagnoses in observation patients

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.

Infographic: Navigating the changing coder landscape, part 2

How three organizations are managing staffing challenges and coding overload with outsourced coding services.

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Advice for the aspiring coder

June 14th, 2019 / By Cecilia Charles, RHIA

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 […]

Radiology documentation: Maximizing revenue and reducing risk

May 29th, 2019 / By Katie Kitchen, CPC

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 […]

E/M codes: AMA keeps pace with CMS

May 24th, 2019 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

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 […]

Article: Time to step up our ICD-10 Excludes education for providers

With Rebecca Caux-Harry

Rebecca Caux-Harry highlights the importance of provider education regarding Excludes notes in ICD-10.

Webinar: Best practices for managing documentation of surgical complications

With Beth Wolf, MD

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 […]

eGuide: Paving the way for single-path coding

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 […]

The role of diagnostic exams in population health and HCC reporting

May 22nd, 2019 / By Michael Malohifo’ou, RN, MBA

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. […]

CMS: What you need to know about new modifiers X1, X2, X3, X4, X5

May 20th, 2019 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

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 […]

Be mindful of the patient: Would you want to get an unanticipated bill or unclear diagnosis?

May 13th, 2019 / By Jean Jones, CPC

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 […]