Getting Specific with the Unspecified
Feb14

Getting Specific with the Unspecified

What should providers do to avoid unnecessary denials?

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Myth Busted: Maximizing APR-DRG Risk Staves Off Performance Penalties
Jan30

Myth Busted: Maximizing APR-DRG Risk Staves Off Performance Penalties

Performance is measured within the population, not just the outcome of interest, and APR-DRG is missing the mark.

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New Opioid Addiction-Documentation Tip Sheet from AHIMA
Nov08

New Opioid Addiction-Documentation Tip Sheet from AHIMA

Opioid addiction has been declared a public health emergency in the United States. It is vital that organizations and providers provide high quality clinical documentation, to guarantee the data which drives research and education on this topic is based on the correct information.

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CDI is Expanding as Need for Quality Documentation Grows
Jun23

CDI is Expanding as Need for Quality Documentation Grows

Just as healthcare doesn’t stop when a patient is discharged, health problems begin before admission takes place. The documentation doesn’t start or stop at the acute admission either.

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Cut Through the ICD-10 Noise with Documentation Guidelines
Jan01

Cut Through the ICD-10 Noise with Documentation Guidelines

By Jon Elion, MD: Physicians have been bombarded with opinions, information and misinformation about ICD-10-CM/PS. This makes it challenging for them to cut through the politics and posturing and focus exclusively on practical and pragmatic approaches to deal with the new coding system.

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