Problem Lists, Leading Queries Top CDI Concerns
Jul02

Problem Lists, Leading Queries Top CDI Concerns

Ethical and compliant physician queries is the heart of clinical documentation improvement, and William Haik, MD, FACCP, CDIP, director of DRG Review, is concerned about an emerging ethical issue in the profession.

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Documentation Integrity Issues Are C-Suite Issues
Jun25

Documentation Integrity Issues Are C-Suite Issues

Clinical documentation improvement is a provider’s best defense against payment denials, audits, and preserving revenue integrity—which is why the people sitting in the C-suite should know what it is and prioritize it.

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AHIMA, AHCA Collaborate to Train Skilled Nursing Facilities in ICD-10, CDI

With the biggest reimbursement system change for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in 20 years approaching, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Health Care Association (AHCA) partnered up to ensure SNFs were ready.

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Case Study: University of Utah Health Strengthens Referring Partner Relationships
Apr01

Case Study: University of Utah Health Strengthens Referring Partner Relationships

The costs of inaccurate provider data are significant to HIM departments but difficult to quantify, and often hospitals are unaware of their data’s poor quality. Records containing errors such as wrong phone number, missing information, outdated details, and duplicate records are just a few of the accuracy problems plaguing most systems.

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Lack of Post-Discharge Communication Puts Patients at Risk

Home caregivers in Colorado say clinical information needed to treat the patient is frequently lacking when patients are discharged from hospitals to home healthcare, according to a recent survey.

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Readily Understandable Cost, Quality Data Are Influential Factors in Physician Decision-Making

When physicians have access to cost data and other clinical data that accompanies it, they are able to make better decisions about treatments while lowering costs for their practices and their patients, a report finds.

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