CDI - ICD10monitor

Given the massive number of new ICD-10 codes and the Oct. 1, 2016 compliance date, HRS and ICD10monitor are producing a special-edition Internet broadcast that will focus on the imperative of pre-bill auditing.The free broadcast will air live at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4. The 60-minute live event is being sponsored…
One thing always remains the same in healthcare: change. With the implementation of ICD-10 we found out how disruptive some of these changes can actually be, and it appears that this was only a precursor to even more change in healthcare, with the implementation of new quality payment initiatives.During the…
ICD-10 implementation success to date has been a result of collaboration and leveraging technology and education. Just as we experienced with planning for the successful implementation of ICD-10, we have learned that it takes a team of healthcare colleagues working together and sharing expertise across the continuum of patient care…
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are the transcribed remarks by Mark Laudenberger during the May 24 edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays broadcast that honored the late Robert S. Gold, MD. Good morning, everyone – it is an extreme honor to be able to speak today on the life of Dr. Robert Gold.…
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final installment in a two-part series examining how to manage a CDI program using Key Performance Indicator management strategies.If your set goals are not achievable, you may need to go back and look at the process. How can we eliminate things like duplicative work, administrative…
Over the last few years, many provider organizations have encouraged collaboration among the revenue cycle team, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), case management, utilization management (UM), and coding staffs. There are many different and unique goals that each one of these lines of business have, yet they also have the mutual…
EDITOR’S NOTE: The late Robert S. Gold, MD tackled the issue of sepsis even before the advent of the 1992 SIRS criteria. He made certain that healthcare professionals should be aware that capturing the true clinical picture should be first and foremost on the agenda. This is the first in…
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a two-part series examining how to manage a CDI program using Key Performance Indicator management strategies.Managing a clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program is about much more than just coordinating time-off requests, allocating budget items, coordinating meetings and trainings, facilitating the occasional audit, or…
Before I begin, I would like to take a moment and acknowledge Dr. Robert Gold, who passed away last week. Dr. Gold was a pioneer and leader in our field of clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and coding. He was first my mentor, then my colleague, and then my friend. I…
Last week at the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network Spring Summit, there was some great information shared with representatives of the industry.For those who don’t know about the HCP LAN, they say in order to help achieve better care, smarter spending, and healthier people, the U.S. Department of…