Strategies for Navigating the Approaching Wave of New ICD-10 Codes
May31

Strategies for Navigating the Approaching Wave of New ICD-10 Codes

More than 5,500 new procedure and diagnosis codes will go into effect beginning in October 2016. What does this mean for HIM teams still feeling the effects of implementing the original 70,000-plus ICD-10 codes?

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Developing Coding Professionals That Can Code Any Claim
May31

Developing Coding Professionals That Can Code Any Claim

When it came time to decide if Brookwood Baptist Health’s team of coding professionals would use CPT or PCS/CPT, the organization’s coding roundtable decided to move forward to train on and use PCS after the October 1, 2015 go-live date.

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Benefits and Barriers for Outpatient CDI Programs
May27

Benefits and Barriers for Outpatient CDI Programs

Even though the basics of high quality clinical documentation are the same in all areas of healthcare, the CDI program structure will differ between inpatient and outpatient areas.

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Does Big Data Have a Role to Play in Fighting the Zika Virus?

With the proliferation of modern technology, the problem isn’t having enough data—it’s having the right people find the right data in time before an emergency develops.

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The Importance of Data Stewards in Information Governance
May26

The Importance of Data Stewards in Information Governance

Data governance is the sub-domain of IG that provides for the design and execution of data needs planning and data quality assurance in concert with the strategic information needs of the organization.

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