News & Analysis

February 1, 2019
Briefings on APCs

Pay close attention to new CPT documentation and coding guidance for reporting radiological imaging. For example, a new paragraph titled “Imaging Guidance” in both the surgery and medicine guidelines advises that even when imaging guidance or supervision are included in a surgical procedure code, you must still follow the radiology documentation requirements in the CPT manual.

January 30, 2019
HIM Briefings

Experts Richard Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS, and Cynthia Tang, RHIA, CCS review the recently published “Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition (GLIM) Criteria for the Diagnosis of Malnutrition: A Consensus Report From the Global Clinical Nutrition Community” and help coders apply this criteria in ICD-10-CM.

January 23, 2019
HIM Briefings

Overcome attribution hurdles with tested models.

January 16, 2019
HIM Briefings

Use real-life strategies to prevent and fix master patient index errors during EHR consolidations.

January 9, 2019
HIM Briefings

Prepare your hospital for 2019 accreditation surveys.

January 1, 2019
Briefings on APCs

Establishing an outpatient CDI program can have substantial benefits. Recently, an outpatient CDI review project demonstrated there were many documentation improvement opportunities at a large family practice/internal medicine physician clinic.