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Rhonda ButlerRhonda Butler

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The view from here: ICD-11 and assorted September C&M diagnosis proposals

Sept. 28, 2022 / By Rhonda Butler

The September ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee (C&M) meeting held via Zoom Sept. 13 and 14 had a lopsided agenda—only four topics for proposed changes to the ICD-10-PCS procedure classification […]

Jean JonesJean Jones

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Patients Over Paperwork: Clinicians weigh in

Aug. 29, 2022 / By Jean Jones, CPC

At my yearly physical exam, my doctor and I talked about work, skiing next season and of course COVID-19. The chit chat always helps me get ready with my medical […]

Richard WetherbeeRichard Wetherbee

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HCC specific documentation criteria

July 27, 2022 / By Richard Wetherbee

In my last blog, HCCs: An awareness perspective, I introduced you to Mike, a 66-year old white male with type II diabetes mellitus (DM) and congestive heart failure (CHF). I […]

Melissa ClarkeMelissa Clarke

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What have we learned in the last 10 years about payment for value-based care?

June 20, 2022 / By Melissa Clarke, MD

For all the wonderful advancement in health care diagnostics and therapeutics, the U.S. health care system has yet to solve for high costs of care while also improving outcomes. These […]

Rhonda ButlerRhonda Butler

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Another one bites the dust: The ICD-10-PCS FY 2023 update

June 13, 2022 / By Rhonda Butler

It happens every year around Memorial Day: The ICD-10 procedure code updates are posted on the  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) website just as people are thinking summer thoughts. […]

Dr. Arif KidwaiDr. Arif Kidwai

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Adapting to regulation: 20 years of changes and challenges

May 25, 2022 / By Arif S. Kidwai, MD, MBA

Over the last 20 years, radiologists have been paid progressively less for reviewing the same imaging exam, while at the same time increasing reporting requirements. Radiology payment and documentation processes […]

Grethen MillsGretchen Mills

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Episodes as a steppingstone to full risk capitation in the shift to value-based payment

May 9, 2022 / By Gretchen Mills

The shift of the U.S. health care system from fee for service (FFS) to value-based care and payment now seems inevitable. To date, the transition has been relatively slow, as […]

Rhonda ButlerRhonda Butler

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What didn’t happen and what did: March C & M meeting highlights

March 18, 2022 / By Rhonda Butler

The March ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee (C&M) meeting, held via Zoom March 8 and 9, had 60 topics on the combined agenda—29 topics for proposed changes to the procedure […]

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The OIG and DOJ expect compliant HCC documentation

Jan. 31, 2022 / By Chris Berg, RHIA

As a clinical documentation integrity (CDI) and coding professional, I’ve often heard the statement: If it’s not documented, it wasn’t done. I have used this statement educating physicians and nurses […]

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Riding on Amtrak – Excited about the path ahead (for health care)

Jan. 20, 2022 / By Megan Carr

As I hopped on an Amtrak train to go to a meeting (something I haven’t done in a long time!), I pulled out my laptop to start reading emails – […]

Sandeep WadhwaSandeep Wadhwa

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Three questions with Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA: Medicare Advantage in 2022—Part 2

Jan. 18, 2022 / By Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA, Kelli Christman

I sat down with 3M Health Information Systems Global Chief Medical Officer Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA, to discuss clinical and financial risk management, and risk stratification with Medicare Advantage plans. […]

Rhonda ButlerRhonda Butler

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Another emergency update: The glass half full version

Jan. 14, 2022 / By Rhonda Butler

In December I posted a blog on the “new and improved normal,” discussing the April 1 ICD-10-CM/PCS update added to the schedule beginning in 2022. Two updates a year instead […]