News & Analysis

May 24, 2023
HIM Briefings

Regular charge reconciliation is a cornerstone of complete, compliant reimbursement but is a common weak point for hospitals. Apply these tips to support clinical staff responsible for charge reconciliation and improve charge capture.

May 17, 2023
HIM Briefings

CMS recently revised the evaluation and management (E/M) coding guidelines for inpatient providers. Understand the far-reaching effects of the changes and how to ensure your organization is in compliance.

May 10, 2023
HIM Briefings

Payer audits are likely to pick up steam as the COVID-19 public health emergency expires. Experts share tips for managing audits and what types of claims payers may focus on.

May 3, 2023
HIM Briefings

Sepsis is a systemic, deleterious response to infection that can lead to severe sepsis and septic shock. Brush up on sepsis criteria and documentation and coding guidelines.

April 26, 2023
HIM Briefings

Use this sample payer charge denial letter as a template when drafting appeal letters.

April 19, 2023
HIM Briefings

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of obstructive lung diseases characterized by airway obstruction or narrowing and difficulty breathing. Brush up on coding guidelines for this condition.