Composure and proper reaction is key to positive outcome. By Erin Andersen, CPC, CHC Regardless of your job title or healthcare setting you work in, handling difficult people in delicate situations is often an unwritten responsibility of your job. Challenges of this nature require a high level of maturity and professionalism. Here are strategies you ...
Find out if your work habits will help or harm you in preparing for ICD-10 implementation. ICD-10 forces you to look at clinical documentation and how you code in a new way. The new diagnosis code set, which goes into effect Oct. 1, 2014 also requires a higher standard of excellence. I’m gearing up for ...
Know when it’s a G.O.O.D. idea, and how to do it properly. by Erin Andersen, CPC, CHC As a coder, you are responsible for assigning codes to services supported by documentation. You also have a responsibility to look for what isn’t in the documentation. When evaluating a provider’s encounter notes, ask yourself: Is there contradictory ...
Aug 1st, 2012
By Erin Andersen, CPC, CHC The age of electronic health records (EHRs) has begun. The days of deciphering illegible chicken scratches, cajoling busy physicians to write more than 10 words, and extensive searches for missing charts will one day be extinct. The EHR allows coders to work from home, promises a more complete record, timesaving ...