Enhance your working relationship to reach your common goal. All clinical documentation improvement (CDI) departments have challenges. A common issue seen in the industry is the lack of CDI and coder collaboration. Some facilities may even describe friction between the two departments — and often there are good reasons why. At a high level, when ...
In Billing
May 23rd, 2019
By Rebecca Caux-Harry, BFA, CPC One of the many benefits of working for a nation-wide company, such as 3M Health Information Systems, is visibility into payer actions from coast to coast. Many customers send us comments about payer actions and ask if we can help with some of the issues. This is an extremely valuable ...
Explore and weigh your options to determine what work environment is best for you. By Jen Flohr, RHIT, COC, CPMA, CPCO, CCS, CAPM, ICD-10 Certified Trainer Over the years, more healthcare organizations have chosen to outsource some, if not all, of their health information management (HIM) roles to staffing companies, eliminating plenty of direct-hire positions. ...
In Audit
Feb 23rd, 2015
By Stephanie Cecchini, CPC, CEMC, CHISP,  ICD 10 Trainer, VP Coding at Aviacode While recently conducting an onsite audit of professional services (office visits and behavioral health claims), I was asked: “What is the most valuable resource to a healthcare practice.” My answer was, as it always is, “The Physician, of course.” The conversation sat ...
Mar 1st, 2013
By Dorothy Steed, CPA, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CPMA, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CCS-P, RCC, RMC Be ready if a hospital employment opportunity arises in a facility near you. In our changing health care environment, there may come a time when you need to look beyond your physician practice and branch out in another direction. For ...