Author "Rhonda Buckholtz"

By Rhonda Buckholtz
Sep 10th, 2018
The alternative is long-term financial loss and patient dissatisfaction. Change is hard, but failing to change imposes a high cost. It costs more to stay broken than to make changes you need. This article teaches you a three-step approach to make diff...
By Rhonda Buckholtz
Aug 8th, 2016
Change is a constant in healthcare. With the implementation of ICD-10, we found out how disruptive these changes can be. It appears ICD-10 is the pre-cursor to even more change, with the implementation of new quality-based payment initiatives. Althoug...
By Rhonda Buckholtz
Jun 1st, 2016
Laterality and stage of condition are key areas to keep an eye on in physician documentation. More than 3 million people in the United States suffer from glaucoma. The disease is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. It’s incurable, and vision lost ...
By Rhonda Buckholtz
May 6th, 2016
Clinical document improvement (CDI) and revenue cycle management have never been more important to our physician practices. That was made very obvious during a webcast the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Centers (CMS) held May 4, “Merit-Based Inc...
By Rhonda Buckholtz
Dec 11th, 2015
PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Morbid obesity with significant comorbidities. POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Morbid obesity with significant comorbidities and BMI of 45.0. PROCEDURE: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band with an AP standard band. ANESTHESIA: Genera...