Author "Colleen Gianatasio"

By Colleen Gianatasio
Oct 1st, 2020
Coding for a clinical documentation improvement (CDI) career...
By Colleen Gianatasio
Oct 9th, 2019
Comments Off on Short on Experience? Soft Skills May Get You the Job
Hiring managers consider more than just education and credentials. While browsing social media and attending local and national coding conferences, I frequently note aspiring coders expressing frustration in getting their first break into medical cod...
By Colleen Gianatasio
Mar 5th, 2019
Comments Off on How Value-based Care Can Improve Everyone’s Outcome
Achieve better clinical outcomes, higher rankings, accurate reimbursement, and improved patient health. If you work for a healthcare provider organization, you’ve probably heard of value-based care — perhaps, your organization is already in a value-ba...
By Colleen Gianatasio
Mar 1st, 2018
Comments Off on Documenting Opioid Dependence and Abuse
New metrics and quality measures call for improved documentation to track this growing problem. Opioid dependence and overdose are at crisis levels. Healthcare professionals have a front row seat to this epidemic, and we have a responsibility to know ...
By Colleen Gianatasio
Jan 2nd, 2018
Comments Off on Population Health Management: An Interview with Brian Morrissey
Population health management (PHM) may be defined in a number of ways, but always has a primary goal of improved healthcare outcomes for individuals. PHM relies heavily on aggregate data to “paint a picture” of individual patients and their healthcar...