By Sharon Nichols – Everyone remembers the anxiety surrounding the finalized transition to ICD-10 in 2015, and while ICD-10 Monitor notes that the volume of changes is slowing, the 2019 Spine Surgery coding changes are significant.
By Gina McNellis – We’ve already written over the past year about expected changes to the Cancer Registry– and how extensive they are likely to be. No doubt – this is a big deal. Remember the shift from ICD-9 to ICD-10?
By Gina McNellis – In a blog that I wrote earlier this year, I talked about the importance of being prepared for expected changes in the cancer registry. Well, we are well past the half way point of 2018 and are still navigating the changes.
By Betty Schulte – All HIM leaders know that coding quality audits are critical. We can all agree the consequences of substandard coding – lost revenue, increased denials, and greater compliance risk – make the development of a comprehensive coding audit program a priority for healthcare providers of all sizes.
By Betty Schulte – There is no doubt, attendees of the ACDIS 2018 conference will be speaking about it for months to come. The conference was comprised of over 90 speakers including physicians, registered nurses, HIM administrators to name a few.
By Betty Schulte – The importance of accuracy and compliance in today’s coding environment cannot be overstated. High-quality coding is always a priority – but is there a way to make coding impervious to challenges? Unfortunately, the answer is “NO.”
By Gina McNellis – Back in 2016, cancer registries were faced with the question of whether or not to abstract given delays in getting new standards released to software vendors and state registries.
By Michael DiMarco – Healthcare organizations of all sizes have long outsourced various functions within their revenue cycle to specialists capable of boosting efficiencies across their operation.
By Kimberly Zapf – It’s that time of year again! Time for the ICD-10 CM code updates. The new codes will go into effect with 10/1/17 discharges. There are over 800 changes this year in ICD-10 CM alone!
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