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Clark CameronClark Cameron

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Flirting with models

March 13, 2024 / By Clark Cameron

In the film, The Devil Wears Prada, Anne Hathaway portrays Andrea, a novice assistant to fashion mogul Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). Miranda’s chief protégé and confidant, Nigel (Stanley Tucci), shows […]

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Quality care updates 2024: New codes and expanded services

March 6, 2024 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Nichole Soderquist, MBA, RHIA, CDIP, CCDS-O, CCS

As we embark on a new calendar year (CY), there are several new updates and guidelines we should examine that went into effect Jan. 1, 2024. Specifically, improvement efforts surrounding […]

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More to the 2024 ICD-10-CM coding updates than meets the eye

Feb. 21, 2024

When the weather starts to cool off and the leaves begin to fall, coding professionals all start to think about fiscal year (FY) coding changes. You just cannot help it. […]

Flora CoanFlora Coan

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Health care consumerism: Hospital-at-home

Feb. 14, 2024 / By Flora Coan

The average length of stay, or ALOS, is the average number of days patients spend in an acute care hospital. The annual ALOS in the U.S. varies between 4.5 to […]

Barbara DunnBarbara Dunn

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Cheers to 40 years! Celebrating four decades of 3M Health Information Systems – Part 7

Feb. 12, 2024 / By Barbara Dunn

We’re celebrating 40 years of 3M Health Information Systems (HIS)! Our employees, affectionately known as 3Mers, are essential to our growth, achievements and successes we’ve experienced over the decades. We […]

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Three questions with Megan Carr: Current federal efforts to address maternal health care equity

Feb. 5, 2024 / By Megan Carr, Courtney Howell-McAnelly

I sat down with the 3M Health Information Systems Vice President of Regulatory and Payer Solutions Megan Carr to explore maternal health disparities and current U.S. approaches to addressing and […]

Gina PernaGina Perna

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Review your most recent visit: How would you rate your health care quality?

Jan. 22, 2024 / By Gina Perna

Many of us are overloaded with requests to review recently purchased products and services, especially at the end of the year after the holidays! Often, reviewing product ratings is part […]

Dave SchallerDave Schaller

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Cheers to 40 years! Celebrating four decades of 3M Health Information Systems – Part 6

Jan. 17, 2024 / By Dave Schaller

Last fall marked 3M Health Information Systems’ (HIS) 40th anniversary! A lot can happen in 40 years, so we invite you to take a journey with us as some of […]

Karla VonEschenKarla VonEschen

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Risk adjustment: The pitfalls of inaccurate ICD-10 coding

Jan. 15, 2024 / By Karla VonEschen, MS, CPC, CPMA

If you work with risk adjustment coding, chances are you’ve seen some recent news from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) announcing findings for audits performed. OIG audits aren’t new, […]

Chana FeinbergChana Feinberg

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Capturing the true picture of patient complexity

Dec. 11, 2023 / By Chana Feinberg, RHIA

As a former director of clinical documentation integrity (CDI) and health information management (HIM), I know that the need for optimized sequencing of diagnosis codes on a claim within the […]

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 […]