News & Analysis

January 26, 2022
HIM Briefings

Persistent, addressable problems with documentation put the brakes on coders’ productivity, according to respondents of HIM Briefings’ (HIMB) 2021 Coding Productivity Survey.

January 19, 2022
HIM Briefings

Although certain functions and goals are common to most revenue integrity programs, how they’re accomplished, and even their specific focus, depends on the organization. Apply these tips to develop a program that suits your organization's needs.

January 12, 2022
HIM Briefings

Regular monitoring and internal auditing are critical to ensure compliance throughout the revenue cycle. Apply this tips and best practices to improve internal audits and support compliance.

January 5, 2022
HIM Briefings

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sepsis are complex diagnoses that are a frequent target of denials. Use these tips to improve coding and documentation for these conditions and avoid denials.

December 21, 2021
HIM Briefings

Query forms need to be vetted and approved and must follow appropriate guidelines to be compliant. Brush up on current query guidance to ensure you and your organization are following best practice.

December 15, 2021
HIM Briefings

Changes to coding conventions and official guidelines for myocardial infarctions, and advice about interpreting them, are constantly evolving. Review the latest changes and consider how recent code updates fit into the bigger picture.