ROOT OPERATION DILEMMA: CONTROL vs. DESTRUCTION

Cathie Wilde CDI, Coding, Disclosure Management, Outsourcing 3 Comments

A 67 year old male who had been experiencing frequent melena presents to the hospital for work up and treatment. An esophagogastoduodenoscopy (EGD) was performed with the finding of a medium sized angioectasia (AVM) seen in the mid jejunum which was thought to be the source of the bleeding.  As a result, the following procedure was performed: A single medium …

2017 HIM Challenges in Data Integrity, Revenue Integrity & Denial Prevention

Laureen Rimmer CDI, Coding, Disclosure Management Leave a Comment

As we evolve in 2017, the challenges have settled for Health Information Management (HIM) post implementation of ICD-10.  Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) programs and Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) continue to bring value to data integrity.  Larger healthcare systems continue to centralize revenue services while their auditing efforts have improved with technology and resources to conduct audits, analyze findings and implement …

Navigation in a Hybrid Environment

Ann D Disclosure Management Leave a Comment

The iPhone 6 was released a couple weeks ago and Apple lovers around the world rejoiced. The new model includes advanced technology and improvements to the last version. But there’s a problem. The iPhone is breaking in half, partly because of how it’s being used and cared for. Similar to the iPhone challenge is the introduction of electronic medical records …