News & Analysis

November 2, 2022
HIM Briefings

The 2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule includes a welcome payment rate increase, coding updates, and adjustments to quality and reporting programs. Review the major provisions of the rule to ensure your organization is in compliance.

October 26, 2022
HIM Briefings

The variety of sources for commercial insurance requirements can present challenges to the utilization review (UR) specialist, as UR rules for every patient could differ depending on his or her insurance and that insurer’s policies. Apply these lessons to help UR manage commercial insurance requirements.

October 19, 2022
HIM Briefings

Critical access hospitals (CAH) and rural health clinics (RHC) provide vital services to their communities, but even in the best of times they can face serious revenue challenges. Ensure these vital facilities are supported by correct, complete billing practices.

October 12, 2022
HIM Briefings

Debridement is the medical removal of dead, damaged, or infected tissue from a wound to improve healing. Review the different types of debridement and the associated documentation and coding requirements.

October 5, 2022
HIM Briefings

CDI audits are crucial to helping staff keep up with changing guidelines and best practices. Use these tips to turn audits into a powerful teaching tool.

September 28, 2022
HIM Briefings

Although the inpatient-only list has evolved over the years it's remained a common source of easily avoidable denials. Brush up on the details of the requirement to improve compliance at your organization.