Coming up on Talk Ten Tuesdays

Are HIM Coding Professionals Qualified to Query for Clinical Validity?


Developing Story
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
10-10:30 a.m. EST; 7-7:30 a.m. PST
Program 332

Debra Beisel Denton, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP

Shannon DeConda, CPC, CEMC, CEMA, CPMA, CRTT;
Dennis Jones; and Stanley Nachimson

Are seasoned coding professionals competent or trained well enough to interpret clinical terms and concepts from the medical record? Although they have been doing so for decades, the question continues to remain contentious.

Reporting our lead story during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays will be Debra Beisel Denton, who works at Maricopa Integrated Health System as the health information management (HIM) system coding educator. 

Other segments to be featured on the broadcast include:

  • News Desk: Dennis Jones, the patient financial services administrator at Nyack Hospital in Nyack, N.Y., will anchor the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.
  • Tuesday Focus: Shannon DeConda, a nationally recognized evaluation and management (E&M) coding authority, will report on the 2019 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule released Thursday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). DeConda is founder of the National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists (NAMAS).

  • RegWatch: Leading healthcare technology consultant Stanley Nachimson will return with his popular segment, RegWatch, through which he reports on the latest regulatory changes coming out of Washington, D.C.

  • TalkBack: Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host Erica Remer, MD, FACEP, CCDS, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc., will report on a current issue that caught her attention during her popular TalkBack segment.

Register now to listen and learn on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10 a.m. EST.