After ICD-10, the CDI World has become Data Driven and High Tech
Aug03

After ICD-10, the CDI World has become Data Driven and High Tech

Now that the smoke has cleared from the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS, the healthcare industry is taking stock of how the transition changed the industry landscape. In remarks delivered Tuesday at AHIMA’s CDI Summit, Pamela Hess, MA, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, CPC, with himagine solutions, noted in her presentation “The Case for CDI Solutions in a Post ICD-10 Environment,” that healthcare executives are now more interested in healthcare data than ever before.

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CMS Official Gives Refresher on MACRA at CDI Summit
Aug02

CMS Official Gives Refresher on MACRA at CDI Summit

Robert Anthony, director of the quality measurement and value-based incentives group in the Center for Clinic Standards and Quality at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), delivered Monday morning’s opening keynote presentation, “The Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015—Path to Value” at AHIMA’s CDI Summit.

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CDI Success Hinges on Understanding Physician Psychology
Aug02

CDI Success Hinges on Understanding Physician Psychology

While the science, research, and surgical techniques that fill physicians’ textbooks have changed, very little about the way physicians are trained psychology has changed since 1908.

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HIM’s Role in Value-Based Reimbursement: Three Leaders Weigh In on Impact
Aug01

HIM’s Role in Value-Based Reimbursement: Three Leaders Weigh In on Impact

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.

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Managing a Part-Time Remote CDI Team
Jul29

Managing a Part-Time Remote CDI Team

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.

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