A Look Ahead

New Demands on Coding Professionals: A Look Ahead

Myriam Johnson, RHIA, Coding Manager, KIWI-TEK | January, 2019 Medical record coding professionals face added duties, technology transitions and new colleague conversations in the year ahead. Professional fee physician coding piles up as hospitals continue their march...

Best Practices To Onboard New Inpatient Coders

Sarah Humbert, RHIA, Vice President of Coding Operations, KIWI-TEK,LLC and Catrena Smith, CCS, CCS-P, CPCO, CPC, CIC, CPC-I, CRC, CHTS-PW, Coding Manager, KIWI-TEK | December 20, 2018 In a recent edition of HCPro’s JustCoding.Com, we shared best practices for one of...

EHRs Trigger Billing Backlogs: Three Case Examples

A recent KIWI-TEK brief shed light on how frequently EHRs cause reimbursement backlogs and the magnitude at which they do so. This blog post expands upon that theme, offering three real-life examples of EHRs causing errors in hospital billing departments through...

Tips To Help You Pass A HIPAA Compliance Audit

Though the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed by Congress in 1996, it wasn’t until 2003 that the first national data privacy and security rules were issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). These include the...

Tips For Coding Pressure Ulcers In ICD-10

On February 21, 2018 Temeka Davis, RHIT, and I hosted a webinar on how to correctly code pressure ulcers. This blog lists three important tips from our presentation for proper coding of pressure ulcers. TIP #1: CHECK YOUR RESOURCES The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory...

How To Maximize Your Coding Audit Results

I recently wrote about this topic in the Journal of AHIMA's March 2018 issue. The following blog summarizes key points from the article for coding managers and HIM directors or you can read the full version here. The implementation of ICD-10 in October 2015 brought...

The Rise and Fall of Offshore Coding

U.S. healthcare providers have been utilizing offshore medical coding for over 10 years. Its relevance and benefits parallel our healthcare market dynamics. But once where there were reliable-quality offshore coders working at considerably lower rates than domestic...

The Most Promising Healthcare Solution Providers 2016

From CIOReview Healthcare Special Edition November 24, 2016 The omnipresence of mobile devices and their applications have ushered a paradigm shift in healthcare settings. The infusion of novel technologies and new participants in the market are introducing better...

How and Why to Become a Medical Coder

Next to treatment, medical coding in hospitals and clinics is the keystone of the healthcare system. It meticulously documents the medical procedures to make sure they comply with the insurers’ exhaustively detailed requirements in order for the hospitals and...

Managing a Remote Workforce

Technological advancements in recent years have enabled an increasingly large number of people to work from their home offices. This proves especially relevant to remote medical coding. The development of secure internet access techniques, higher internet speeds,...

Why Outsource Your Coding

It's simply a matter of resource planning. With increasing medical costs and regulations severely challenging profits, where do you allocate your operating budget dollars to obtain the best ROI? THE HIGH COST OF STATUS QUO Your facility may be accustomed to enduring...

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