Despite their numerous transferrable and relevant skills, it’s hard to find many HIM professionals with “patient advocate” in their job title.
When people ask Davi Trotti, MA, RHIA, what it was like to live onboard the hospital ship Africa Mercy, she tells them “During the week I live in Europe and on the weekends I live in Africa.”
Janowek has for several years been studying the short-term and long-term outcomes of patients who are designated as a John Doe when they present for care following a trauma.
As clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs become more popular, providers are still struggling with implementing CDI programs for several different reasons, including: geographical location; a shortage of outpatient coders and CDI specialists; or even the lack of physical space.
When it came time to decide if Brookwood Baptist Health’s team of coding professionals would use CPT or PCS/CPT, the organization’s coding roundtable decided to move forward to train on and use PCS after the October 1, 2015 go-live date.
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