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


July’s designation as UV Safety Month comes as no surprise. July is the month of summer vacations, beach trips, and plenty of other outdoor activities. Because I have a ...

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Audit Alley: A New Line of Defense for Inpatient Claims


Claim rejections and claim denials create considerable financial burden for US hospitals and health systems. Despite new revenue cycle technology, managing these denials remains a costly and time-consuming endeavor. Many ...

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Making the Leap to New Sepsis Criteria


As we reflect on the transformation into spring, with large parts of the country still confronted by temperatures in the mid-30s at night and days when temperatures creep up ...

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How to Successfully Communicate Your Clinical Validation Concerns


Q: Our coders and coding auditors often see patterns of incorrect physician documentation. Sometimes the error impacts the MS-DRG, but many times it does not. What recourse do we have ...

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Coding Audits Evolve with ICD-10


FROM PRIVACY AND security risk assessments to perennial health plan record reviews, HIM departments are inundated with audits. The move to ICD-10-CM/PCS adds another layer of audit complexity ...

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