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Clinical Validation—Bridge the Gap Between Coding and CDI

Clinical Validation—Bridge the Gap Between Coding and CDI The importance of clinical validation in recent times has increased for obvious reasons. With the implementation of Electronic Medical Records (EMR), hospital and health systems continue to improve the documentation capture process within the medical record. The EMR has its benefits but sometimes there are inconsistencies found due to a chronic problem that exists amongst the provider community—to copy and paste from a previous encounter. Payers have used clinical validation to deny…

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The Challenges to Coding Joint Maneuvers

The Challenges to Coding Joint Maneuvers Lisa Knowles, Harmony Healthcare’s Compliance, Education and Privacy Officer, once again shares her expert knowledge at the national level in the latest issue of For The Record magazine. The publication, features Knowles in its June/July 2018 issue, in Joint Maneuvers by Susan Chapman. Both inpatient and outpatient coders face considerable challenges when coding various joint procedures. Accurate coding of these procedures can be difficult, leading to errors with significant consequences. This article gives insight…

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4 Key Takeaways from A New Reality—The Flat Talent Market

4 Key Takeaways from A New Reality—The Flat Talent Market Meaningful Use was introduced to providers in 2009 with the goal of providing transparency of information for both patient care and the reporting of quality measures to improve overall quality of care. Final rules were published in the Federal Register on July 28, 2010 and became effective on September 26 that same year. This effort led providers on a journey of ensuring their electronic health records (EHRs) met criteria. Eight…

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