News & Analysis

February 1, 2013
HIM Briefings

When HIM professionals at Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, looked into its success rate for physician response to coding queries, it knew it needed to do a better job.

February 1, 2013
Case Management Monthly

Solid ­documentation is necessary not only to prove medical necessity, but also to help case managers better estimate LOS.

 

February 1, 2013
Strategies for Healthcare Compliance

Ensuring detailed documentation isn't important only with respect to documenting medical necessity. Case managers should also ensure physicians are including enough information in patient records to help them accurately estimate length of stay (LOS), says Glenn Krauss, BBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPUR, PCS, FCS, C-CDIS, CCDS, an independent health information management consultant in Madison, Wis.

January 1, 2013
Case Management Monthly

Ensuring detailed documentation isn't important only with respect to documenting medical necessity. Case managers should also ensure physicians are including enough information in patient records to help them accurately estimate LOS, says Glenn Krauss, BBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPUR, PCS, FCS, ­C-CDIS, CCDS, an independent health information ­management consultant in ­Madison, Wis.

January 1, 2013
HIM Briefings

There's a popular saying that states, "Too much of a good thing can be bad for you." I believe that's never been truer than now when it comes to EMR documentation.

August 1, 2012
Case Management Monthly

Which questions should a case manager ask to ­improve documentation and better reflect the severity of a patient's condition?

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