Decoding Upcoding in the Emergency Department
Dec06

Decoding Upcoding in the Emergency Department

In a webinar from the Center for Health Journalism, Sarah Kliff and Niall Brennan discussed how murky “facility fees” and upcoding practices have contributed to a $3 billion rise in spending on emergency room fees between 2009 and 2015—despite a slight decline in the number of fees billed.

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How to Move from Denial Management to Prevention
Dec01

How to Move from Denial Management to Prevention

As the healthcare industry moves toward value-based payment, making the shift from denial management to denial prevention is essential.

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A Student’s Perspective on CDI
Nov28

A Student’s Perspective on CDI

When I heard the term “CDI” in one of my class lectures, I wanted to learn more about what the term meant. In my research, I realized I knew a lot more about clinical documentation improvement then I originally thought.

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Five Highlights from the AHIMA Privacy and Security Institute
Nov13

Five Highlights from the AHIMA Privacy and Security Institute

As a first-time attendee at AHIMA’s Privacy and Security Institute, I found that the sessions offered covered a wide range of HIPAA privacy, security, and breach issues, offering new insights and takeaways for me to implement with my own organization.

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Measuring Coding Accuracy and Productivity in Today’s Value-Based Payment World [Sponsored]
Nov03

Measuring Coding Accuracy and Productivity in Today’s Value-Based Payment World [Sponsored]

Analysis of ICD-10 coding accuracy and productivity has included the comparison of coding accuracy between ICD-9 and ICD-10 with the same 95 percent accuracy goal set. Is this really achievable only two years into a new coding system?

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