When DRGs were introduced in the early 1980s, they dramatically changed the role of HIM professionals—thrusting them into the center of revenue cycle management. Another paradigm shift in payment systems is on the horizon with pay-for-outcomes.
Many health information management professionals need to increase their data analytic skills in order to stay relevant at their facility, according to Richard Averill, senior vice president of clinical and economic research at 3M Health Information Systems.
The way many coders have been assigning their DRG principal procedure codes could be wrong, according to the fourth quarter 2012 Coding Clinic. Hear more in this audio feature.
Hear HIM educator Rebecca Reynolds, Ed.D, RHIA, discuss how education needs to adapt for 21st century HIM.
Healthcare terminology provides a standardized “language of medicine” that allows healthcare providers and HIM professionals the ability to get their daily work done, say terminology experts in this Journal of AHIMA Audio Feature.
The last organizations are hurrying to complete their transitions to version 5010 of the HIPAA transaction standards. CMS expects nearly everyone to cross the finish line before enforcement begins March 31, and it does not anticipate extending the deadline further.