The importance of high quality documentation has come to the attention of denials management teams. For this reason, organizations are beginning to incorporate CDI professionals into the denials process.
As the first anniversary of ICD-10-CM go-live approaches, much uncertainty remains. Information on the overall impact of ICD-10-CM is scarce without CMS, insurers, or data-mining entities performing audits or data analysis.
The hotly anticipated Phase 2 series of HIPAA privacy and security audits of covered entities’ and their business associates are underway, the US Department Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced Monday.
By Dawn Crump, MA, SSBB, CHC, and Jeannie Hennum: Educating health information management professionals on the vernacular of payers can save time, hassle, and headache for both sides of the audit seesaw.
Amy Sheide, RN, BSN, MPH, with 3M Health Information Systems, stated that eligible healthcare organizations (HCOs) and providers must engage patients and families in their healthcare, improve care coordination, ensure adequate privacy and security protections for personal health information, and improve population and public health in her Tuesday convention presentation “The Emergence of Meaningful Use Audits.”