Treat school like a job to successfully transition into the real world. By Leonta Julien-Williams, RHIT, CPC, CCS If you are enrolled in an educational institution and pursuing a degree in health information or healthcare business certification, remember that a professional student should have the same work ethic and perform in the same manner as does ...
In Audit
Jan 1st, 2014
Independent physician practices can benefit from a clinical documentation improvement program. Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) is not a new concept, but it’s gaining momentum. The impetus for this trend is a double-edged sword: The government continues to intensify its efforts to detect healthcare fraud and abuse and recoup improper payments to providers and facilities; and ...
Jul 1st, 2013
Documentation tells a story; make sure the main character is the patient, not the physician. By Leonta Julien-Williams, CPC, RHIT, CCS The electronic health record (EHR) has made it easier for patients to access and monitor their health information. I’m sure you’re aware of the type of information found in a patient’s EHR—from basic demographics ...