News & Analysis

March 1, 2012
HIM Briefings

Some interesting changes are occurring with the implementation of ICD-10-CM that are going to affect principal diagnosis selection.

March 1, 2012
HIM Briefings

Mobile devices are here to stay-so now you have to manage the risks.

March 1, 2012
HIM Briefings

Test staff knowledge of HIPAA with these questions from readers.

March 1, 2012
Briefings on HIPAA

They are becoming as common in healthcare as a stethoscope draped around a physician's neck. Check the pocket of a doctor's white coat, and you're likely to find a mobile device, whether it be a tablet computer or a smartphone.

March 1, 2012
Briefings on APCs

The respiratory system, responsible for ­inspiration (carrying oxygen into the body) and expiration (the expulsion of carbon dioxide), is composed of two tracts: the upper respiratory tract and the lower ­respiratory tract.

March 1, 2012
Briefings on APCs

Modifier -PD (diagnostic or related nondiagnostic item or service provided in a wholly owned or wholly ­operated entity to a patient who is admitted as an ­inpatient within three days or one day) is now included in the I/OCE, ­according to January updates detailed in Transmittal 2370.

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