Possession, Custody, or Control: When can a party be required to produce ESI held by someone else?
Mar20

Possession, Custody, or Control: When can a party be required to produce ESI held by someone else?

On a daily basis, we read about new apps or devices that may create, store, and transmit electronically stored information (ESI) relevant to the health of an individual. Healthcare providers may be required to reach out to those entities and produce ESI in response to a legal adversary’s discovery requests.

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Dense Breasts and Coding Mammography
Mar13

Dense Breasts and Coding Mammography

After years of screening mammograms, always with results that came back clear, Nancy M. Cappello, PhD, was shocked to receive a diagnosis of advanced stage 3 breast cancer. The reason the mammography hadn’t found anything sooner, she learned, was because she had dense breast tissue—a term she had never heard until her cancer diagnosis. This post discusses some basics for mammography coding as it may have related to Nancy Cappello’s experience.

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Maintaining Quality in Financially-Focused Audit Denial Prevention
Feb27

Maintaining Quality in Financially-Focused Audit Denial Prevention

Every month, hospital-based health information management professionals must walk the thin line of ensuring adequate revenue is generated from submitted claims while maintaining quality during coding and pre-bill audits.

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Illinois Supreme Court Weighs In on Biometric Information
Feb19

Illinois Supreme Court Weighs In on Biometric Information

The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled on a class action suit alleging the plaintiff’s biometric information collection practices violated the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act. What might this mean for healthcare providers or other entities that collect biometric information?

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Is Blockchain Technology in Your Revenue Cycle Future?
Feb12

Is Blockchain Technology in Your Revenue Cycle Future?

What if there were streamlined claims submissions, remittance, and payments for the provider with real-time determinations and claims adjudication for the payers?

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The Impact of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome on Clinical Documentation
Jan23

The Impact of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome on Clinical Documentation

While neonatal abstinence syndrome is a serious condition, the lack of a standard clinical definition makes it difficult for providers to recognize the symptoms and accurately diagnose and treat newborns. If the syndrome is not recognized, and thus not documented, then the correct diagnosis code will not be assigned—which in turn impacts the state and national statistics regarding this syndrome.

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