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Chet StroynyChet Stroyny

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Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) – 40 years later and future outlook

Nov. 13, 2023 / By Chet Stroyny

I recently learned that 2023 is the 40-year anniversary of the implementation of the Medicare hospital IPPS. I have been asked to share some reflections on this historic change to […]

Rhonda ButlerRhonda Butler

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Cheers to 40 years! Celebrating four decades of 3M Health Information Systems – Part 2

Oct. 23, 2023 / By Rhonda Butler

We’re celebrating 40 years of 3M Health Information Systems (HIS)! We couldn’t do it without our employees’ hard work and dedication.  Working at 3M HIS can undoubtedly be fun. From […]

Michelle BbadoreMichelle Bbadore

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CMS updates SDoH infographic

Oct. 9, 2023 / By Michelle Badore

Following the latest social determinants of health (SDoH) rules released early August, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released an updated infographic on the importance of data […]

Rhonda ButlerRhonda Butler

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September ICD-10 C&M diagnosis meeting highlights

Oct. 3, 2023 / By Rhonda Butler

The diagnosis portion of the September ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) meeting, hosted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), was marked […]

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Identify health care quality with the SDoH screening tool

Sept. 27, 2023

One of the most important ways that identifying social determinants of health (SDoH) can improve health care is by improving access to care. Individuals who live in poverty, have low […]

Michelle BbadoreMichelle Bbadore

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Shoulder to shoulder with social determinants of health: Four policy/regulatory updates you may have missed

Aug. 2, 2023 / By Michelle Badore

Keeping current on the massive amount of change in the social determinants space requires tenacity.  There are new codes released constantly, new mandates to comply with and an increase in […]

Aimee WilcoxAimee Wilcox

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How reporting social determinants of health improves health outcomes

July 19, 2023 / By Aimee Wilcox

In 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law, which requires the provision of health care coverage to the most vulnerable population, including those who never had coverage […]

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Three questions with Megan Carr: Maternal health and other payer trends to watch out for this year

July 13, 2023 / By Megan Carr, Sara Brown

I sat down with the 3M Health Information Systems Vice President of Regulatory and Payer Solutions Megan Carr to reflect on health care trends and how having access to data […]

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Maximize impact: Leverage CDI and coding teams on publicly available quality metrics

July 5, 2023

The Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program was initially mandated by Section 501(b) of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003. CMS was mandated to reimburse hospitals […]

Rhonda ButlerRhonda Butler

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How should government processes work in the digital age? What about ICD-11?

June 23, 2023 / By Rhonda Butler

The day I delivered the fiscal year 2024 ICD-10-PCS update files to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for posting, it so happened that one of my favorite […]

Karla VonEschenKarla VonEschen

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Risk adjustment: A look at version 28 2024

June 14, 2023 / By Karla VonEschen, MS, CPC, CPMA

For the past year, I’ve been immersed in the world of hierarchical condition category (HCC) coding. It’s been a great opportunity to dig deeper into everything related to risk adjustment […]

Rhonda ButlerRhonda Butler

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Zoom scores one for democracy: March ICD-10 C&M meeting highlights

March 22, 2023 / By Rhonda Butler

It was Tuesday, March 7, and it (most likely) happened something like this … a coder or coding manager was watching the ICD-10 Coordination & Maintenance (C&M) virtual meeting on […]