Talk Ten Tuesday Podcasts

“With the daily interactions that need to be had with physicians related to their documentation, it is clear that all coding departments should have physician champions or physician advisors to help develop and strengthen the … critical link between coders and physicians,” Lisa Baker, MD recently wrote.

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The American Hospital Association’s (AHA’s) second-quarter Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS offers key coding advice and code assignments. Reporting on highlights in the official publication that was released May 17 during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays will be Nelly Leon-Chisen, director of coding and classification for the AHA.

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The prevalence of malnutrition in the elderly hospitalized patient; the physical, social, and psychological factors contributing to it; the documentation, treatment, and coding of it; and its impact on outcomes will be our lead story in the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays. Charles Winans, MD will be reporting on his investigation into what might be considered a silent killer among elderly patients.

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Together on Talk Ten Tuesdays for the first time during the next edition of the weekly Internet broadcast will be healthcare IT expert and former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) official Stanley Nachimson and George Vancore, director of IT integration for Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida. 

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Well-respected coding authority Laudine Markovchick, manager of coding and learning and development for H.I.M. On CALL, Inc., will report our lead story on the rising number of denied claims under ICD-10 during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays. The issue of claim denials is impacting cash flow and revenue in a number of America’s hospitals and health systems. 

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The complex and complicated diagnosis of sepsis is still cofounding many in healthcare. But there’s new hope for a better understanding of sepsis. During what is expected to be a remarkable broadcast, Talk Ten Tuesdays special guest Dr. Wilbur Lo will discuss the disease at a molecular and cellular level so that listeners can appreciate its pathophysiology. 

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Why is concept of medical necessity a conundrum to so many physicians, coders, and clinical documentation integrity specialists? Why does medical necessity continue to trigger audits? 

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In the April 22 run-up to Earth Day, Talk Ten Tuesdays recognizes the link between global warning and the physical and mental health of Americans—particularly healthcare professionals. Reporting on this link will be nationally prominent psychiatrist H. Steven Moffic, MD. Dr. Moffic has written extensively about physician burnout and in this exclusive Talk Ten Tuesdays broadcast he will show how the rise in the Earth’s temperature is impacting both our physical and mental health.

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Ambulatory clinical documentation integrity (CDI) is not simply CDI in the outpatient setting, as you will learn during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays. We have three reports on why the two must be approached differently. Leading the discussion will be Dr. James Kennedy, one of the nation’s frontrunners in clinical documentation integrity programs. Dr. Kennedy will be joined by Glenn Krauss and Cynthia Keith.

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