New Demands on Coding Professionals: 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

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

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

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

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...