Author "Colleen Gianatasio"

By Colleen Gianatasio
Oct 9th, 2019
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
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
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
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...
By Colleen Gianatasio
Feb 1st, 2017
Jan. 1, 2017, primary care practices and payers across 14 regions in the United States embarked on a five-year plan to change the face of primary care. The goal of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) medical home model is to empower primary car...