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DENIAL PREVENTION: UNDERSTANDING COMMON CULPRITS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

As the volume of coding denials steadily increases, providers need a proactive approach to manage and prevent denials rather than accepting them and writing them off.

May 2019
By Sarah Humbert RHIA, ICD-10 AHIMA Certified Trainer, Vice President of Coding Operations

HITTING THE MARK: DEFEND AGAINST IRF AUDITS AND DENIALS WITH CODING AND DOCUMENTATION IMPROVEMENTS

The Office of Inspector General is stepping up audits of inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) claims. Use these expert tips to ensure your facility is coding and billing correctly for these services.

April 2019
By Temeka Davis, RHIT, Coding Manager

FIVE TENETS FOR SUCCESS IN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER CODING

Journal of AHIMA
While academic medical centers account for a small percentage of the nation’s hospital’s, they are responsible for nearly 25 percent of clinical care, based on total hospital revenue, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

April 2019
By Sarah Humbert RHIA, ICD-10 AHIMA Certified Trainer, Vice President of Coding Operations

IS OFFSHORE CODING DEAD IN THE WATER?

For the Record
In September 2018, Bill Wagner, CHPS, chief operations officer and cofounder of KIWI-TEK, showed up to the AHIMA Convention in Miami armed with a new study. His presentation, “Is Offshore Coding Really Saving You Money?,” offered a fresh and data-driven perspective on an ambiguous issue.

January 2019
By Sarah Elkins

HIM PREDICTIONS FOR 2019 – HIM SCENE

Healthcare IT Today
As we kicked off 2019, I reached out to a number of people I know in the HIM industry to get their predictions on what HIM professionals should watch for in 2019.

January 2019
By John Lynn

CODING MANAGERS: COVER YOUR BASES WHEN ONBOARDING NEW INPATIENT CODERS

JustCoding News
Sarah Humbert, RHIA, and Catrena Smith, CCS, CCS-P, CPCO, CPC, CIC, CPC-I, CRC, CHTS-PW, explore three scenarios for onboarding new inpatient coders and provide valuable advice to prepare them for success.

December 2018
By Sarah Humbert, RHIA, AND CATRENA SMITH, CCS, CCS-P, CPCO, CPC, CIC, CPC-I, CRC, CHTS-PW

Fast-track Your Coding Strategy

A How-to Guide for Today’s HIM Leaders

    Fast-track Your Coding Strategy

    A How-to Guide for HIM Directors