Congress can’t seem to resist tinkering with healthcare through legislation. EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a lightly edited transcript of remarks made by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Vice President of Congressional Affairs Leslie Krigstein during last week’s edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays. As the sultry D.C.…
Live reporting from the 2016 national convention of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) continues today on Talk Ten Tuesdays, the weekly Internet radio program produced by ICD10monitor.In addition to the long-running regularly scheduled Talk Ten Tuesdays broadcast heard at 10 a.m. EST, two other broadcasts will air today, with…
EDITOR’S NOTE: National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. In recognizing the healthcare contributions of Hispanics, ICD10monitor reached out to Andres Jimenez, MD. His story follows, as told to Chuck Buck.He naturally considered being a physician. His father was a surgeon in the Republic of Colombia…
EDITOR’S NOTE: During a recent Talk Ten Tuesday broadcast, listeners were asked “what percent of your claims are downgraded by third-party payers?” Downgrading by third-party payers occurs when the hospital-billed DRG is changed upon review by health insurance auditors to a lower-paying DRG. The majority of those who responded, over 51 percent,…
There were no reports of major collisions on the I-10 Thursday, Oct. 1. Computer systems failed to crash and everything was pretty much business as usual for America’s healthcare system on a day some once thought might lead to a year of calamity. It didn’t happen. Remarkable for its absence of…
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second piece in a series of articles on the issue of burnout among healthcare professionals – a problem leading medical experts say is not only increasing in prevalence, but also intensity. During the coming month, several of these experts will be making appearances on Talk-Ten-Tuesdays, the…
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a series of articles on the issue of burnout among physicians – a problem leading medical experts say is not only increasing in prevalence, but also intensity. During the coming month, several of these experts will be making appearances on Talk-Ten-Tuesdays, the weekly Internet…
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of articles on the issue of burnout among physicians – a problem leading medical experts say is not only increasing in prevalence, but also intensity. During the coming month, several of these experts will be making appearances on Talk Ten Tuesdays, the…
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final installment of a two-part series that examines episodes of care as healthcare payment model. Part I was published on July 19, 2016. The financing of healthcare is rapidly changing in this country. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced a wide array…
The changing clinical indicators for sepsis have ignited a firestorm of debate at all levels of the healthcare industry. This month’s column provides a quick review of the changes and identifies three primary impacts to clinical coding as the new guidelines phase in.Comparing sepsis indicatorsThe existing clinical indicators we have…
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