Industry journals and publications turn to HRS experts to explain the latest in coding, documentation and reimbursement. Read our experts' take on the latest issues in revenue cycle and health information management.

Documentation on a Dime


CDI for the "Do-It-Yourselfer"

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Making the Case for Dual Coding


While at AHIMA, Healthcare Scene sat down with Kim Carr, Director of Clinical Documentation at HRS. In the following video, I ask Kim Carr to make the case for dual ...

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The Challenge Outside Coding Companies Face Working with Hospital IT


One of the really interesting stories I found at the AHIMA annual conference was the challenge that outside coding companies face when working with the hospital IT support. I think ...

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


I am finally decompressing from the AHIMA conference held earlier this week in my hometown of Atlanta. Conferences that last more than a day tend to leave me with great ...

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


Thomas Edison. Nickolas Tesla. Two hundred years ago, Edison and Tesla proposed different approaches to solve the same, unified problem — how to illuminate the world. Today, we face a similar ...

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Coding Audits That Matter: An Investment Worth Making


On the journey to revenue integrity, coding matters. So much is lost when coding is incorrect or incomplete. Consistent, regularly scheduled coding validation audits measure coder quality and accuracy. And ...

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HIM's Role in End-to-End Testing


Expert advice for what's ahead

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Solving the ICD-10 Staffing Conundrum


Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "We must build up the dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear." In healthcare IT, ICD-10 is the rapidly-approaching flood of ...

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


ICD-10-CM/PCS (ICD-10) impacts every aspect of a healthcare provider’s organization. It is a universally recognized enterprise-wide initiative with multiple stakeholders, but is still competing with other high ...

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


Upon quick glance, codes for insertion, removal, and revision of pacemakers look quite different in ­ICD-10-PCS. The good news is that much of the ­logic that coders use to ...

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2013 OIG Work Plan: HHS Targets Three Areas


From a coding perspective, mechanical ventilation, cancelled surgeries, and Medicare’s transfer policy take top billing

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ICD-10 Physician Training Tips


ICD-10 is just around the corner and your practice needs to start preparing. Part of that preparation must include physician training and efforts to increase physician engagement.

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Charging vs. Coding: Untangling the Relationship for ICD-10


While the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS has the potential to put revenue at risk, adding staff to the revenue cycle is rarely an option in today’s cost-cutting environment. ...

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CDI Broadens Its Reach


While many hospitals have been steadfast at developing and refining inpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs, the implementation of outpatient CDI initiatives seems to be an afterthought at times. However, ...

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