Articles featuring HRS

See what HRS experts have to say in these important industry articles:

Coding Skin Cancers in ICD-10: Public Awareness Raises Questions

ICD-10 Monitor
By Kim Carr, Dir. of Clinical Documentation
Published July 2017

Audit Alley: A New Line of Defense for Inpatient Claims

For The Record
By Kimberly Carr, Dir. of Clinical Documentation, and Jonathan LaFleur, HRS Auditor
Published May 2017

Making the Leap to New Sepsis Criteria

ICD-10 Monitor
By Jonathan LaFleur, HRS auditor and Kim Carr, Dir. of Clinical Documentation
Published April 2017

ADVANCE for HIM

How to Successfully Communicate Your Clinical Validation Concerns

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Kim Carr, Dir. of Clinical Documentation and Jonathan LaFleur, HRS Auditor
Published January 2017

HCCs: How to Protect Payments

ICD-10 Monitor
By Barbara Hinkle Azzara, VP of HIM Operations
Published November 2016

ICD-10 Coding: The Medical Necessity of Nasogastric Feeding Tubes

ICD-10 Monitor
By Kim Carr, Dir. of Clinical Documentation and Jonathan LaFleur, HRS Auditor
Published November 2016

ADVANCE for HIM

How to incorporate pre-bill audits into your compliance strategy

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Kimberly Carr, Director of Clinical Documentation, and Jonathan LaFleur, HRS auditor
Published September 2016

ADVANCE for HIM

Ask the Experts

For the Record
Jonathan LaFleur, HRS Auditor, answered question about viral sepsis (see page 11)
Published July 2016

ADVANCE for HIM

ICD-10 Accuracy: Beyond the DRG

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Jonathan LaFleur, HRS Auditor, and Julie Boomershine, Coding Operations Manager
Published July 2016

ADVANCE for HIM

ICD-10 Denials and Appeals

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Barbara Hinkle-Azzara, HRS Vice President of HIM Operations and Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published June 2016

Coding Audits Evolve with ICD-10

Journal of AHIMA
Co-authored by Julie Boomershine, HRS Coding Operations Manager
Published June 2016

Accurate ICD-10-CM Coding for ADHD Assists with Research and Data Collection

ICD-10 Monitor
By Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published May 2016

ADVANCE for HIM

ICD-10 Denial Management

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Jonathan LeFleur and Julie Boomershine, HRS Coding Operations Manager
Published May 2016

ADVANCE for HIM

ICD-10 Compliance From the Ground Up

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Julie Boomershine, HRS Coding Operations Manager and Jessica Coleman, Training Operations Manager
Published March 2016

ADVANCE for HIM

Coding Accuracy is a Marathon

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Barbara Hinkle-Azzara, HRS Vice President of Operations and Julie Boomershine, HRS Coding Operations Manager
Published October 2015

ADVANCE for HIM

Dual Coding: Five important lessons learned in dual coding projects

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published April 2015

ADVANCE for HIM

Physician Queries and ICD-10: Top 10 queries requiring additional specificity

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published March 2015

ADVANCE for HIM

3 Tips to Ensure CDI ROI

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published February 2015

Navigate the CDI Divide

For the Record
Article quotes Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published January 2015

ADVANCE for HIM

Four Steps to ICD-10 Training

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Sallee Silverman, HRS Consultant
Published January 2015

EMR and HIPAA

Ring in 2015 – Ring out MD Myths about ICD-10

EMR and HIPAA blog
Guest post by Wendy Coplan Gould, RHIA, HRS President
Published January 2015

EMR and HIPAA

Five Reasons to Be Thankful for ICD-10

EMR and HIPAA blog
Guest post by Wendy Coplan Gould, RHIA, HRS President
Published November 2014

HCPro JustCoding

Don’t Miss the Addition of Codes for the Glasgow Coma Scale in ICD-10-CM

HCPro Just Coding
Article quotes Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published November 2014

ADVANCE for HIM

E2E Testing for ICD-10

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Barbara Hinkle-Azzara, HRS Vice President of HIM Operations
Published November 2014

ADVANCE for HIM

Imaging Coding Contrast: Specify contrast when reporting certain procedures in ICD-10-PCS

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published October 2014

Making Your ICD-10 Testing Count

hfm Magazine
By Wendy Coplan-Gould, HRS President, and Stanley Nachimson
Published September 2014

ADVANCE for HIM

Coding Rehab Services in ICD-10

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published September 2014

Major Depression No Laughing Matter: Serious Diagnosis Requires New Documentation, Coding and Privacy Focus

ICD-10 Monitor
By Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published September 2014

ADVANCE for HIM

Coding External Causes in ICD-10

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published August 2014

ADVANCE for HIM

Coding Respiratory Failure in ICD-10

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published August 2014

ADVANCE for HIM

Coding Nicotine Dependence in ICD-10

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published July 2014

Is Use of GEMs to Prepare for ICD-10 Wise?

Health Data Management
Article quotes Wendy Coplan-Gould, HRS President and Barbara Hinkle-Azzara, HRS VP of HIM Operations
Published July 2014

HCPro JustCoding

ICD-10 Trainer: Anatomy Matters

HCPro Just Coding
Article quotes Gerri Walk, HRS Senior Manager of Technical Training
Published July 2014

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Don’t Succumb to ICD-10 Traps: Avoid these 13 pitfalls

Executive Insight
By Barbara Hinkle Azzara, HRS VP of HIM Operations and Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published June 2014

ADVANCE for HIM

Coding Atrial Fibrillation in ICD-10

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published June 2014

HCPro JustCoding

Get your ICD-9-CM coding right to prepare for ICD-10

HCPro – Just Coding
Interview with Barbara Hinkle Azzara, HRS VP of HIM Operations
Published June 2014

Bird’s Eye View of ICD-10 Documentation Gaps

Journal of AHIMA
By Barbara Hinkle Azzara, HRS VP of HIM Operations and Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published June 2014

Living with the ICD-10 Delay (audio)

Journal of AHIMA
Interview with Barbara Hinkle Azzara, HRS VP of HIM Operations
Published June 2014

Coding Concerns Uncovered and Four Organizational Risks: Don’t Let ICD-10 Efforts Overshadow ICD-9 Coding Accuracy

Bloomberg BNA’s Health Care Fraud Report
By Barbara Hinkle Azzara, HRS VP of HIM Operations and Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published May 2014

What Sepsis Numbers Do and Don’t Tell Us

For the Record
Article featuring Renée Brown, HRS Manager of Coding Operations
Published May 2014

Becker's Hospital Review

ICD-10 Staffing Concerns Remain: 6 Questions to Fine Tune Your HIM Budget

Becker’s Hospital Review
Article by Barbara Hinkle-Azzara, HRS VP of HIM Operations and Kim Carr, HRS Director, Clinical Documentation
Published May 2014

ADVANCE for HIM

ICD-10 Pitfalls: Don’t succumb to ICD-10 traps: Avoid these 13 pitfalls

Advance for Health Information Professionals
Article by Barbara Hinkle-Azzara, HRS VP of HIM Operations and Kim Carr, HRS Director, Clinical Documentation
Published April 2014

No Bones about It: Fracture Coding in ICD-10 is a Challenge

ICD-10 Monitor
Article by Kim Carr, HRS Director, Clinical Documentation
Published April 2014

ADVANCE for HIM

Fracture Coding in ICD-10: Why it requires additional documentation

Advance for Health Information Professionals
Article by Kim Carr, HRS Director, Clinical Documentation
Published April 2014

ADVANCE for HIM

Make the Most of ICD-10 Testing: 8 tips for HIM professionals to consider

Advance for Health Information Professionals
Article by Wendy Coplan-Gould, HRS President
Published March 2014

AHIMA ICD-TEN

ICD-10 Testing: Five important tasks for HIM professionals to do now

AHIMA ICD-TEN Newsletter
Article by Wendy Coplan-Gould, HRS President
Published February 2014

Surgical Revenue Predicted to Plummet Post-ICD-10

ICD-10 Monitor
Article by Gerri Walk, HRS Senior Manager of Training Resources
Published February 2014

Top 10 Physician Documentation Improvement Targets for ICD-10-CM

ICD-10 Monitor
Article by Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published January 2014

EMR and EHR blog

Making the Case for Dual Coding

EMR & EHR blog
Interview with Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published December 2013

EMR and EHR blog

The Challenge Outside Coding Companies Face Working with Hospital IT

Hospital EMR & EHR
Interview with Abby Coplan, HRS Director, Marketing and Client Services
Published November 2013

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7 steps to getting docs on board with ICD-10

Government Health IT
Cites Cindy Seel, HRS Director, Education and Training
Published November 2013

EMR and EHR blog

Sorry Coders, It’s Not All About You – 7 Takeaways from #AHIMACon13

EMR & EHR blog
Cites Gerri Walk, HRS Manager, Coding Operations
Published November 2013

One Year Away: Time for ICD-10 Test Flights

Billian’s HealthDATA Healthcare News
By Wendy Coplan-Gould, HRS President, and Elizabeth Stewart, HRS Director of HIM
Published October 2013

Documentation on a Dime: CDI for the “Do-It-Yourselfer”

Advance for Health Information Professionals
By Kim Carr, HRS Director, Clinical Documentation
Published October 2013

End-to-End Testing for ICD-10: A Primer for Healthcare Executives

Becker’s Hospital Review
By Wendy Coplan-Gould, HRS President and Elizabeth Stewart, HRS Corporate Director of HIM
Published October 2013

Coding Audits That Matter: An Investment Worth Making

For the Record – E-News Exclusive
By Kim Carr, HRS Director, Clinical Documentation and Renée Brown, HRS Manager, Coding Operations
Published September 2013

HIM’s Role in End-to-End Testing

ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals
By Elizabeth Stewart, HRS Corporate Director of HIM
Published August 2013

Concurrent or Retrospective? Which Approach to Dual Coding Is Best for You?

ICD-10 Monitor
By Elizabeth Stewart, HRS Corporate Director of HIM and KIM Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published August 2013

Solving the ICD-10 Staffing Conundrum

ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals
By Elizabeth Stewart, HRS Corporate Director of HIM
Published July 2013

ICD-10-PCS: Put your heart into coding pacemakers

HCPro Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies (members-only publication)
Interview with Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published July 2013

Path to ICD-10-CM/PCS Preparedness—Case Study: A Consultant-Guided Journey to ICD-10

Journal of AHIMA
Co-authored by Wendy Coplan-Gould, HRS President
Published June 2013

2013 OIG Work Plan: HHS Targets Three Areas

For the Record
Interview with Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published June 2013

Leading Physicians to ICD-10: First, Rebuild Compromised Trust

ICD-10 Monitor
By Elizabeth Stewart, HRS Corporate Director of HIM and Cindy Seel, HRS Director of Education and Training
Published June 2013

End-to-End Testing: Time for HIM to Jump Aboard

ICD-10 Monitor
By Elizabeth Stewart, HRS Corporate Director of HIM
Published April 2013

Physician Transition: Taking Steps Toward ICD-10

Journal of AHIMA
Recap of a ICD-10 Summit presentation by Cindy Seel, HRS Director of Education and Training
Published April 2013

ICD-10 Physician Training Tips

Physicians Practice
Podcast with Cindy Seel, HRS Director of Education and Training
Published April 2013

CDI Broadens Its Reach

Journal of AHIMA
By Jeff Pilato, HRS Director of Revenue Cycle
Published February 2013

CDI Broadens Its Reach

For the Record Magazine
Interview with Kim Carr, HRS Director of Clinical Documentation
Published January 2013

Overlooking Little “C” Coders Puts ICD-10 at Risk

Billian’s Health Data Blog
By Wendy Coplan-Gould, President, HRS
Published November 2012

5 Things Hospitals Should Know About Their Chargemaster and ICD-10

Becker’s Hospital Review
Quotes from Jeff Pilato, HRS Director of Revenue Cycle
Published October 2012

5 Ways ICD-10 Will Dig Into Your Hospital’s Budget

Becker’s Hospital Review
Quotes from Wendy Coplan-Gould, President, HRS
Published September 2012

Special Section: Preparing for ICD-10

hfm Magazine
Quotes from HRS expert
Published January 2012

The Evolution of a Profession

For the Record Magazine
By Wendy Coplan-Gould, President, HRS
Published November 2011

Preparing Your Organization’s Training Program for ICD-10

hfm Magazine
Authord by experts from HRS and Grant Thornton
Published October 2011

HIT Vendor News: AHIMA 2011

Health Data Management
Mentions HRS’s ICD-10 e-Manager Toolkit and ICD-10 e-Trainer Program
Published October 2011

Re-engineering the Coding Workflow: Assessing Today with an Eye toward Tomorrow

Journal of AHIMA
By Wendy Coplan-Gould, President, HRS
Published July 2011

AHIMA’s ICD-10 Starting Points

ICD-10 Watch Blog
Summary of article written by HRS expert
Published February 2011

Dollars at stake with ICD-10 transition

Healthcare Finance News
Interview with HRS expert
Published February 2011

An ICD-10 Vendor Checklist: Planning Now Makes for a Smoother Transition

Journal of AHIMA
Authored by HRS expert
Published February 2011

Time for ICD-10 Tools is Now

Healthcare IT News
Interview with HRS expert
Published November 2010

ICD-10 Readiness is Poor

Health Data Management
Interview with HRS expert
Published September 2010

Is ICD-10 the Industry’s Wake Up Call?

Health Data Management
Interview with HRS expert
Published May 2010

Coding Workout—Exercises to get your coding routine in shape

ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals
Cheryl McEvoy
Published March 2010

The Year of the Audit

Journal of AHIMA
Chris Dimick
Interview: Wendy Coplan Gould, RHIA, President, HRS
Published March 2010

HIM Management Q&A Panel

ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals
Wendy Coplan Gould, RHIA, President, HRS
Published November 2009

Exploratory Study of Radiology Coding

AHIMA Perspectives
Melanie Brodnik, PhD, RHIA
Published Fall 2009

Coding Crisis?

Imaging Economics
Wendy Coplan Gould, RHIA, President, HRS, and Joe Sawyer, CRA, Radiology Service Line Administrator, Guthrie Healthcare System
Published July 2009

Four Steps for Successful Outsourcing

ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals
Wendy Coplan Gould, RHIA, President, HRS
Published March 2009

Coding Radiology Services

Journal of AHIMA
Gerri Walk, RHIA, CCS-P
Published January 2009

Ruling Out the “Rule-Out” Diagnosis

Radiology Today
Gerri Walk, RHIA, CCS-P, and Jeff Pilato, MHA, RTR, CPC-H
Published September 2008

V Codes: When, Why and How

ADVANCE for Enterprise Imaging
Coding Connection
Gerri Walk, RHIA, CCS-P, and Jeff Pilato, MHA, RTR, CPC-H

V Codes in Radiology and Reimbursement

ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals
Gerri Walk, RHIA, CCS-P, and Jeff Pilato, MHA, RTR, CPC-H
Published June 2008

How to Use 3-D Reconstruction Codes

ADVANCE for Enterprise Imaging
Coding Connection
Jeff Pilato, MHA, RTR, CPC-H

Hospital Finds Success with HRS

ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals
Case In Point
Sally Schiavon, RHIA, HIM Manager, Delano Regional Medical Center
Published March 2008