The reliability of the current state of health information is extremely limited. EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Joseph Nichols is producing a five-part series on healthcare data for ICD10monitor. This is the fifth installment in his exclusive series. This is the last article of the five-part series on “the search for reliable health…
The reliability of the current state of health information is extremely limited. EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Joseph Nichols is producing a five-part series on healthcare data for ICD10monitor. This is the fourth installment in his exclusive series. This is the fourth in a series of five articles on the search for…
Today, April 7, is World Health Day as proclaimed by the World Health Organization. On World Health Day, we would normally celebrate the advancement of policies to create health, wellness, and economic prosperity that benefits improved health status. Today, however, we live in the midst of a pandemic that is…
The reliability of the current state of health information is extremely limited. EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Joseph Nichols is producing a five-part series on healthcare data for ICD10monitor. This is the third installment in his exclusive series. This article is focused on that component of the health information domain related to data…
Privacy is the right of an individual to keep oneself and one’s information concealed from unauthorized access and view by others. As the world moves to electronic health records, albeit at varying stages, health data is being used for a wider range of purposes, including improving population health, disease surveillance,…
The reliability of the current state of health information is extremely limited. EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Joseph Nichols is producing a four-part series on healthcare data for ICD10monitor. This is the first installment in his exclusive series. The healthcare industry has spent an extraordinary amount of time, money, and effort to gather…
The actual go-live of ICD-10-CM/PCS was generally smooth, with no major problems.  For health information management (HIM) coding and clinical documentation improvement/integrity (CDI) professionals, the use of and adherence to the ICD-10-CM/PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting is a must. In addition, the American Hospital Association (AHA) ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding…
Four areas where HIM professionals impact collections. I met with a coding manager recently who shared that her annual pay increase would be partially based on collections. Of course, we both looked at each other and said “why?!” But then I reflected on it and said, “why not?”  We know…