June 11, 2020
HIM Briefings

This week's note from the instructor discusses the steps involved in the prior authorization process for certain hospital outpatient department services. 

September 25, 2019
HIM Briefings

Unpack two interesting issues regarding the clinical and documentation implications of determining oxygen levels related to respiratory distress.

December 29, 2021
HIM Briefings

The complexity of hospital charges and billing has generated confusion among the general public. Taking practical steps to improve communication, outreach, and education can help clear up misconceptions.

December 22, 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 involving. Review the latest changes and consider how recent code updates fit into the bigger picture.

December 15, 2021
HIM Briefings

by Sarah Nehring, RHIT, CCS, CCDS

December 8, 2021
HIM Briefings

Patient portals are playing an increasingly prominent role in managing healthcare data. Learn how to maximize their benefits to patients and healthcare organizations.

December 1, 2021
HIM Briefings

The ultimate ongoing battle in healthcare is fighting denials. Learn how to deploy education and targeted CDI strategies to acheive victory.

December 1, 2021
HIM Briefings
November 24, 2021
HIM Briefings

COVID-19 has played havoc with CDI metrics at many organizations. Use these expert tips to conduct research on the impact of COVID-19 on case-mix index at your facility.

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