Talk Ten Tuesday Podcasts

Given that February is American Heart Month, we will continue to focus on cardiology during the next Talk Ten Tuesdays broadcast, when Jeffrey E. Epstein, MD, FACPA will appear as a special guest along with Glenn Krauss. Together the pair recently co-authored a paper titled “Physician Documentation Impacts Hospital Mortality Rates for Acute Myocardial Infarctions.”


February is American Heart Month, and in recognition of this national focus, the upcoming Talk Ten Tuesdays broadcast will center on how cardiology diagnosis coding for myocardial infarction (MI) is being impacted in 2018. There are now five types of MI code categories. Joining the broadcast as our special guest will be Terry Fletcher, who will report on these new options and how they will impact your reimbursement.


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Are medical decision-making and medical necessity one in the same? Often, bad advice tends to circulate regarding how to select the correct evaluation and management (E&M) codes.


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Renal disease has been complicating obstetrics coding. For the first time on Talk Ten Tuesdays, two subject matter experts will delve into this subject, which is rife with confusion and contradiction.


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Coding chronic conditions and co-morbidities is becoming increasingly critical as the healthcare landscape shifts toward value-based care, which attempts to advance the triple aim of providing better care for individuals, improving population health management strategies, and reducing healthcare costs. Reporting our lead story on the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays will be Linda DiBenedetto, Practice Advisor of Innovative Practice Services at McKesson Specialty Health.

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Senior healthcare consultant Michelle Wieczorek returns to Talk Ten Tuesdays this week to discuss six ideas she says will improve performance indicators for coding and clinical documentation integrity (CDI) departments. 

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Flash back to healthcare in the 1990s. The hot topic then was clinical documentation improvement; the mantra was optimizing reimbursement.

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Malnutrition is officially on the radar screen of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). The OIG is adamant about targeting treatment of the condition for review of suspected fraud, saying in a statement that it will “assess the accuracy of Medicare payments for the treatment of severe malnutrition.”

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November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and the Alzheimer's Association reports that 5.5 million people are currently living with the degenerative and fatal disease.

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