Articles

HFMA – Revenue Cycle Strategist
When the codes on claims submitted by surgeons and outpatient surgery centers are not in agreement, one or both claims may be denied.
April 2018
BY SARAH HUMBERT, RHIA, ICD-10 AHIMA CERTIFIED TRAINER, CODING AND COMPLIANCE MANAGER
How to Choose the Right Coding Audit Method
Journal of AHIMA
March 2018
by Sarah Humbert, RHIA, ICD-10 AHIMA CERTIFIED TRAINER, CODING AND COMPLIANCE MANAGER

HEALTHCARE HAS UNDERGONE several major upheavals in the past five years. Many organizations adopted new electronic health record (EHR) technology while navigating the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS. In the years since the adoption of ICD-10, organizations have steadily navigated new systems and processes.

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HIM Scene
In January 2015 the ICD-10-preparation frenzy was at its peak. Healthcare provider organizations were scrambling to find coding support during the implementation and transition phases of the quickly approaching ICD-10 implementation deadline. KIWI-TEK was one of those outsourced coding companies being asked to supply experienced, qualified coders.
MARCH 2018
by Bill Wagner, CHPS, Chief Operating Officer, KIWI-TEK
Revenue Cycle Advisor
As healthcare organizations navigate an increasingly complex regulatory environment, leaders at various levels—particularly HIM, release of information (ROI), compliance, finance, health information technology (HIT), privacy, and security—face unprecedented challenges.
February 2018
by Carlene Laxson, Coding Manager
Journal of AHIMA
As medical technology continues to advance, coding professionals will be pushed to code complex, new, and experimental cases. Sarah Humbert, shares her strategies for coding managers to empower critical thinkers, tactics for resetting productivity expectations, strategies to encourage a critical thinking mindset among coding teams and more.
January 2018
by Sarah Humbert, RHIA, ICD-10 AHIMA Certified Trainer, Coding and Compliance Manager
For The Record
In an effort to ensure coding accuracy and regulatory compliance, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) recommend that health care providers routinely enlist independent parties to audit coding practices. Many health care organizations welcome these audits as a way to obtain feedback regarding their coding programs, in large measure to improve quality.
January 2018
by Susan Chapman
HIM SCENE
In a recent blog post to HIM Scene, KIWI-TEK’s Sarah Humbert, RHIA, ICD-10 AHIMA Certified Trainer, Coding and Compliance Manager, discusses three critical caveats to HIM when it comes to offshore coding.
October 4, 2017
by Sarah Humbert, RHIA, ICD-10 AHIMA Certified Trainer, Coding and Compliance Manager