Inside Angle

From 3M Health Information Systems

Tag: medical coding

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Three questions with Garri Garrison

Sept. 21, 2020 / By Garri Garrison, Kelli Christman

I sat down with Garri Garrison, Division Vice President of 3M Health Information Systems, to talk about COVID-19, the impact it has had on the health care industry and examples […]

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What can we learn from baseball scoreboards to improve the revenue cycle?

July 8, 2020 / By Steve Austin

As a long-time product design and development professional, I am super excited to join the Inside Angle blogging team to explore topics around new  technology and automation in revenue cycle […]

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What to choose for the principal diagnosis (Is there a choice?)

June 26, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA

In my opinion, one of the hardest aspects of coding is selecting the principal diagnosis. It is not simply assigning a code to a documented diagnosis. It takes critical thinking […]

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Coding focus as the pandemic continues

June 17, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA, Bobbie Starkey

Now that we have seen many cases of COVID-19 being treated and recovered patients moving on with their “new normal” lives (at least in some states), we should take a […]

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Offshore medical coding: Could it be the right fit for you?

Dec. 30, 2019 / By April Lyle

Offshore medical coding can be a solution for healthcare organizations that has been overlooked because of previous misconceptions. Let’s examine some of the areas of concern and the questions you […]

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A look back at popular blogs of 2019

Dec. 18, 2019

A big thank you to all Inside Angle readers! As we look ahead to 2020, we invite you to revisit some of our most popular blogs of 2019: “The Iron […]

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The Three Little Pigs, medical records coding and who controls the narrative

Dec. 13, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

One of the many wonderful things about the post-Google information age is that, with no appreciable time or effort, you can pose a question and see what’s out there. The […]

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Cycling across Iowa: Coding lessons from a week in the corn

Aug. 12, 2019 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

July was a weird month for me. I ended up taking vacation in July which I haven’t done since I was a student, oh so many years ago. I’m not […]

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Summer is here: Don’t get burned by medical coding staff shortages

July 12, 2019 / By Stacie Silvia, RHIT, CCS

Summer is a great time to relax and unwind with family and friends, but coding departments can feel overwhelmed with multiple time-off requests. We all want and need some downtime, […]

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Advice for the aspiring coder

June 14, 2019 / By Cecilia Charles, RHIA

Can you remember when you began your journey in the HIM coding world? Well, it’s truly been a while for me. Over the years, I have been a leader, instructor […]

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ICD-10 diagnosis coding: The impact of equivocal language

April 17, 2019 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

Spring means different things depending on what part of the country you live in. For me, spring means melting snow, flowers and spring cleaning. This also seems like a good […]

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-X modifiers: They’re not just for unbundling

March 29, 2019 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

For several years now we’ve had four -X modifiers, generally presented as -X (E, P, S, U) which can be used instead of the -59 modifier to unbundle procedure codes […]