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Clinical Documentation and Coding: The Foundation of Healthcare - Healthcare quality and data come from clinical documentation. Bricks and mortar are the foundation of many a structure. Clinical documentation and coding are similar, as they are also the supportive building blocks in healthcare and can be thought of as foundational as well. In healthcare, over the past 25-30 years we’ve seen the use, need, and importance of clinical documentation and coding greatly increase. It doesn’t matte...
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A Call for Victory for HIM Professionals in 2018 - For HIM and CDI professionals, 2018 looks to offer a gift of the tremendous opportunity for success. For movie buffs, the film Darkest Hour offers a tremendous view into the early days of World War II, when the fate of Western Europe hangs on the shoulders of newly appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight on against incredible odds. As we embark on our new year, it is very...
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CDI: Is Your Toolkit Well Stocked? - Hospital services must positively contribute to the revenue cycle and clinical documentation integrity initiatives. A recent outlook report released by Moody’s Investors Services spells continued ongoing financial challenges for non-profit hospitals next year. (Moody’s Survey) The firm downgrade the sector from its current stable status to negative for 2018, attributable to a wide variety of interwoven factors including higher labor costs, lower revenue ...
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Cardiovascular and Vascular Interventional Radiology Specialization Improves Coding Performance
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ICD-10 Coding: Three Ways to Improve Quality: Consistency, Collaboration, and Education
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Coding Diabetes: Time to Look at the Coding Guidelines Again
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AHIMA Conference Continues to Inspire and Innovate - AHIMA conference programs include subjects designed to improve one’s proficiency in the areas of coding, documentation and compliance. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), holding its annual convention and exhibit in Los Angeles this week, has as a theme, “Inspire, Innovate and Lead.” It  is a joy to attend as the conference brings a sharing of best practices covering all healthcare settings and for a variety of...
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Industry Thought Leaders to be Featured during Live Broadcast from AHIMA Conference
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Gloryanne Bryant: HIM Legacy Firmly Established - Toting boxes filled with plaques, awards, and photos earned from decades of professional advocacy, speaking, writing, and volunteer work in the field of health information management (HIM), Gloryanne Bryant soon will gather her personal effects, take the elevator from her Oakland-based Kaiser Permanente (KP) office down to the lobby, and step into a new role in healthcare. On Oct. 3, Bryant will retire from her national revenue cycle coding ...
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Looking at new ICD-10-CM Codes for Blindness - A new set of codes was released for use beginning on Oct. 1, 2017. The category, H54, includes codes for blindness and low vision and with that brings many changes for documentation and coding. In 2013 the World Health Organization (WHO) campaigned for greater clarity in the reporting of blindness and low vision and with this latest update we will be following those parameters. What that means for us is a potential change in documentation stand...
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