As the first anniversary of ICD-10-CM go-live approaches, much uncertainty remains. Information on the overall impact of ICD-10-CM is scarce without CMS, insurers, or data-mining entities performing audits or data analysis.
How can you capture all of the nuances of HIM in a way that others will understand while also keeping their attention?
As value-based care and reimbursement emerges, savvy HIM professionals are rising to the challenge. This roundtable article highlights three HIM leaders who are taking great strides to thrive in a value-based healthcare environment.
Seeking to answer consumer questions on how HIPAA works for them, the Journal speaks with an attorney to explore various issues, from accessing deceased records to processing fee payment.
As clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs become more popular, providers are still struggling with implementing CDI programs for several different reasons, including: geographical location; a shortage of outpatient coders and CDI specialists; or even the lack of physical space.
A coding environment is not linear and cannot be defined by just the number of charts completed, as the coding professional’s true efforts are not being fully captured.