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