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Collaboration: The key to successful CDI and coding of replacement devices

Oct. 19, 2018 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

We frequently discuss with clients the differences between Inpatient CDI versus Outpatient CDI such as time, volume, coding, regulation, etc. Despite these differences, both require collaboration between departments to be […]

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CPT and HCPCS coding updates for 2019

Sept. 21, 2018 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

As the last day of summer fades, fall is on the horizon with Halloween displays and pumpkin spice lattes. For those of us in hospital middle revenue cycle—whether CDI, CDM […]

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Is there value in being credentialed?

Aug. 31, 2018 / By Kimberly Crear, CPC, CEMC, AAPC Fellow

Many people begin working in the healthcare industry before realizing the importance of obtaining a credential. Others opt to go through education/career programs and become credentialed prior to seeking employment.¬†Individual […]

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A fix for persistent staffing challenges

July 13, 2018 / By Kristine Daynes

Roughly 40 percent of healthcare financial leaders say their organizations lack in-house expertise and staffing for extremely important activities, such as managing new regulations and payment models. The gaps put […]

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CDC reports Candida auris cases in the U.S.

July 3, 2017 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

I was reading a May 2017 article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcing 122 cases of Candida auris (C. auris) in the past nine months across […]

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Coding with modifiers, part 2: Modifier 25 made easy

May 26, 2017 / By Kimberly Crear, CPC, CEMC, AAPC Fellow

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes the use of modifier 25 with Evaluation and Management (E/M) services. Purpose of Modifiers Modifiers explain changes about a service without […]

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Coding with modifiers, part 1: Modifier 24 made easy

May 19, 2017 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

My colleagues and I were discussing the idea that modifiers have the most room for interpretation by professional fee coders, prompting a three-part blog series covering modifiers 24, 25 and […]

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Outpatient CDI: Substance and mental health disorders

May 15, 2017 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

May is Mental Health month. It is a reminder to revisit outpatient CDI for substance disorders and mental health disorders. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) statistics indicate […]