Talk Ten Tuesday Podcasts

Are claim rejections impacting reimbursement at your facility? Is your facility experiencing the consequential reduction in revenue stream since the advent of ICD-10?

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Now more than ever, it’s important that healthcare and health information management (HIM) professionals work to create a healthcare environment that is non-judgmental and welcoming to patients of all backgrounds. Providers everywhere are seeking ways to ensure that all patients have appropriate resources and documentation.

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Who should be involved in residency education? Special guest Dr. Joseph A. Cristiano, a hospitalist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., will make the case for clinical documentation integrity (CDI) leaders during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays. Dr. Cristiano, who has been involved in improving medical education regarding clinical documentation for four years, is also an assistant professor at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

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For comprehensive news and analysis on the recent ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee (C&M) meeting this past week at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) headquarters in Baltimore, be sure to listen to the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays: reporting on the two-day meeting will be Gloryanne Bryant, past president of the California Health Information Association, Rhonda Buckholtz, vice president of strategic development for Eye Care Leaders, and Laurie Johnson, director of health information management (HIM) consulting services for Panacea Healthcare Solutions, a Career Step company.

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The federal ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee (C&M) will meet this coming Tuesday and Wednesday, March 7 and 8, to discuss proposals for diagnosis code topics. The meeting will be led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). National correspondent Laurie Johnson will be reporting live from the opening session of the C&M meeting during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays.

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The federal ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee (C&M) is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 8 to discuss proposals for diagnosis code topics, with the conversation to be led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For a report on what to expect from the C&M meeting, join Chuck Buck and Erica Remer, MD during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays as they welcome special guest Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, director of coding and classification for the American Hospital Association.

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Emerging new payment methodologies are focusing renewed attention on achieving coding quality and accuracy to ensure data integrity. And data integrity drives quality reporting, research, and ultimately, outcomes. During the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays with Chuck Buck and Erica Remer, MD, you’ll hear robust points of view on coded data serving as healthcare’s precise language of communication.

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Join Chuck Buck and Erica Remer, MD as they welcome one of the forerunners of clinical documentation integrity (CDI) during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays: Pamela Bensen, an early adopter and the founding president of the American Society of Medical Advisors, which merged with the American College of Physician Advisors last year. During her 40-year career in emergency medicine, Dr. Bensen taught physicians to document severity of illness, risk management, CPT®, and EMTALA, adding CDI in 1997 and ICD-10 in 2010. During the broadcast, Dr. Bensen will share the remarkable success story of the St. Joseph’s Hospital System in Paterson, N.J.

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Excludes1 and Excludes2 notes challenge coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) professionals, given the seemingly endlessly conflicting definitions of these terms and the recent ICD-10-CM guidelines. Who decides if conditions are related or not, the coder or the doctor? Must the physician explicitly document that they are not related? Or can the coder use his or her own judgment? Dr. James Kennedy will report our lead story this coming Tuesday during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays.

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