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Developing a Strategy to Win the War on Duplicates

Duplicate records remain one of healthcare’s most vexing—and costly—problems. All of this is happening despite efforts to address the issue at national and individual facility levels—and despite well-established best practices designed to prevent the creation of duplicates.

CPT Codes: Which is True?

Monday Coding Quiz: Test your skills with a new coding question from Clinical Coding Workout every Monday.

Lessons From a Court Decision on Exemplar Medical Device in Discovery

A recent court decision points to a valuable lesson for HIM professionals working on discovery—your attorney might be able to argue that the cost of compiling significant volumes of electronically stored information should be shifted either completely or in part to the requesting party.

Nerve Conduction Code

Monday Coding Quiz: Test your skills with a new coding question from Clinical Coding Workout every Monday.

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Learn More About the New Face of Cybersecurity

HIM professionals have worked diligently to protect data privacy and security during a time of digital transformation in healthcare. The unfortunate reality? Hackers have worked even harder to access that data. It’s a game of ‘cat and mouse,’ and regrettably, the mice (i.e., hackers) appear to have a competitive edge.

Seven New Opportunities For a Sustainable Revenue Cycle

Creating a sustainable revenue cycle occurs with the interaction of a number of important functions, people, and processes, all of which must work in tandem.

Natural Language Processing: A Catalyst Driving Revenue Cycle Transformation

Natural language processing (NLP) is delivering on the promise of artificial intelligence in healthcare by providing significant value across clinical and administrative functions. This white paper examines the capabilities of clinically aware NLP and why it’s essential to revenue cycle transformation; five things to look for in an NLP solution; and vital areas where it’s currently showing significant impact.

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CDI Specialists Are Essential to Fighting the Opioid Crisis

The impact of the opioid crisis is felt in each and every part of the healthcare system. To help continue the battle against this national epidemic, coding and documentation professionals were given more tools to fight the opioid crisis with ICD-10-CM and subsequent code updates.

CDI Specialists Can Ease Documentation Burdens in the Workplace and in Washington

Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists, undeniably, make a difference every day in their facilities by ensuring that a patient’s care is expertly reflected in their chart. But CDI professionals can extend their influence even further by advocating for their facilities and patients at the state and federal legislative and regulatory levels, according to Lauren Riplinger, JD, vice president, policy and government affairs, at AHIMA.

AHIMA’s CDI Summit, Day 2: CDI Specialists Outline How They Revolutionized Documentation Queries

Want to energize a room full of clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists? Try poking holes in physician documentation on a complex Medicare Advantage patient.

July-August 2019

Coders or Nurses for CDI Teams: Why Hiring Both to Collaborate Works Best

2019 Consulting and Outsourcing Guide

The 2019 Consulting and Outsourcing Guide was published in the June 2019 Journal of AHIMA.

June 2019

Computer-Assisted
Coding Reality Check

CPT Codes: Which is True?

Monday Coding Quiz: Test your skills with a new coding question from Clinical Coding Workout every Monday.

Nerve Conduction Code

Monday Coding Quiz: Test your skills with a new coding question from Clinical Coding Workout every Monday.

Category II Codes

Monday Coding Quiz: Test your skills with a new coding question from Clinical Coding Workout every Monday.

Developing a Strategy to Win the War on Duplicates

Duplicate records remain one of healthcare’s most vexing—and costly—problems. All of this is happening despite efforts to address the issue at national and individual facility levels—and despite well-established best practices designed to prevent the creation of duplicates.

Lessons From a Court Decision on Exemplar Medical Device in Discovery

A recent court decision points to a valuable lesson for HIM professionals working on discovery—your attorney might be able to argue that the cost of compiling significant volumes of electronically stored information should be shifted either completely or in part to the requesting party.

Are There Best Practices for Establishing Coding Productivity Standards?

Previous standards used for benchmarking productivity required a focus on transactional coding, whereas current standards call for more of a relational approach. The profitability of the organization hinges upon coders’ ability to stay productive, accurate, and efficient in their code selection.