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Courtney CrozierCourtney Crozier

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Z codes that may only be principal/first-listed diagnosis

March 25, 2024 / By Courtney Crozier, RHIA, CCS

Whether you’re a seasoned coder or new to the industry, learning the coding guidelines and staying up to date with annual changes takes time and dedication. Each year presents new […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Melissa ClarkeMelissa Clarke

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Part 2: SDoH capture, coding and analytics to succeed in value-based care

Jan. 23, 2023 / By Melissa Clarke, MD

In part one of this series, I talked about how value-based care can allow for greater flexibility in services, while providing accountability for sustainable population health improvements. In part two, […]

Melissa ClarkeMelissa Clarke

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Part 1: SDoH capture, coding and analytics to succeed in value-based care

Nov. 28, 2022 / By Melissa Clarke, MD

I was recently interviewed for an Inside Angle blog post on population health and its potential impact on physician burnout. In this post, I will address how the move toward […]

Clark Cameron

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Two different lenses of social determinants of health

Jan. 5, 2022 / By Clark Cameron

Recently, I visited my optician after an 18-month, pandemic-induced absence. The doctor is a rather pleasant fellow, but the annual exam is just as much fun as I recall. First […]

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A look back at popular blogs of 2021

Nov. 30, 2021

As we head into 2022, we want to take the time to thank you, our loyal 3M HIS Inside Angle readers, for your continued interest in and engagement with the […]

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Three questions with Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA: Expanding Z codes to more accurately capture clinical information and support payment

Aug. 20, 2021 / 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 CMS’ latest guidance on Z codes, SDoH and how that will impact […]

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Q4 2020 Coding Clinic changes and updates

Jan. 8, 2021 / By Stacie Silvia, RHIT, CCS

It has been a wild year with many changes, but we are resilient and have adapted. From social distancing to shopping with a mask on to limiting our family/group gatherings, […]