Computer-Assisted Coding: Helpful or Hurtful?
Dec12

Computer-Assisted Coding: Helpful or Hurtful?

Computer-assisted coding (CAC) has become a commonly recognized presence on the health information management scene, so much so that we now have coders in the workforce that have likely only ever briefly trained on coding without CAC—or potentially have never worked without CAC at all.

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MACRA/Quality Payment Program in 2019: Finalized Changes
Dec06

MACRA/Quality Payment Program in 2019: Finalized Changes

On November 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. This article will provide an overview of impactful changes to the CMS Quality Payment Program for 2019 for both of the program’s tracks: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Models.

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How to Talk IT and Get Your Coding Interface Issues Solved
Dec04

How to Talk IT and Get Your Coding Interface Issues Solved

Effective communication is the key to solving any information technology (IT) issue, especially in clinical coding and billing, where lack of technology resources is pervasive and multiple data formats are commonplace. This article helps HIM departments “talk the talk” of IT to get their clinical coding and billing interface issues solved.

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The Value in Having an HIM Professional Actively Participate in Product Development
Nov28

The Value in Having an HIM Professional Actively Participate in Product Development

Embracing the knowledge and expertise of an HIM professional can help achieve long-term viable solutions that are efficient and can help improve the quality of healthcare.

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Capturing Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Data through HIT
Nov19

Capturing Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Data through HIT

Capturing sexual orientation/gender identity information will assist in providing more patient-centered treatment/care, encourage staff to provide more culturally-sensitive services to all patients, including those that are LGBTQ, and reduce health disparities through monitoring of the quality of treatment/care to LGBTQ patients.

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