News & Analysis

April 1, 2010
Case Management Monthly

Case managers and discharge must understand patients’ perspective to make sure patients clearly understand the discharge instructions.

April 1, 2010
Case Management Monthly

Untreated mental conditions can prevent patients from properly managing physical health, thus causing the patient to be readmitted to the hospital, which is why case managers should coordinate mental and physical treatments.

March 2, 2010
HIM Briefings

MRB experts share strategies for running an understaffed HIM department.

March 2, 2010
HIM Briefings

Enter into a off-site record storage contracts carefully to protect against hidden costs and other risks.

March 2, 2010
HIM Briefings

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL developed a productivity incentive plan for their coders and transcriptionists. For the hospital, the bonus plan serves as a retention and marketing tool, not to mention it has increased productivity, and the staff members appreciate it, too.

March 2, 2010
HIM Briefings

On December 30, 2009, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology  published the interim final rule for EHR certification standards, and on January 13, CMS issued the proposed rule on the EHR Meaningful Use Incentive Program and meaningful use standards in the Federal Register.

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