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April 2018

features

A Tricky Trio
The intricacies of properly capturing pressure ulcers, BMI, and obesity can bedevil coders.

Should Patient Records Stay or Go?
Health care organizations without well-conceived retention policies may lose track and control of valuable assets.

Shopping for Data Analytics Solutions
Finding a match between organizational goals and what vendors have to offer can be challenging.

Litigation Evolves With Data Breach Scope, Frequency
Recently, a trend has developed that a significant breach is more likely to be closely followed by the filing of lawsuits.

departments

Editor's Note

mHealth Update
Why aren't hospitals taking better advantage of smartphones?

Evolving Education
Still in its infancy, the expansive precision medicine movement needs a large dose of education for it to achieve its lofty goals.

Chart Conundrums
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has tweaked the rules regarding medical student documentation in the medical record.

Ask the Experts
Questions about unobtainable exams and coding for malignant melanoma are raised by curious readers.

EHR Insider
An argument can be made that fewer government regulations would lead to greater creativity in the HIT sector.

Datebook

News Brief

Spring Showcase

By the Numbers


March 2018

features

Keep an Eye on KPIs
Key performance indicators can be invaluable tools to measure revenue drivers but only if they're designed and managed correctly.

Precise, Purposeful Health Care
An initiative at Geisinger Health System promises to take genetic testing to new heights.

Is Right to Access Being Taken to Excess?
Among the issues raised by the Office for Civil Rights' HIPAA guidance is whether third parties are taking advantage to receive preferential treatment.

Be on the Lookout
Learn how to spot coding fraud and the options available when wrongdoing is uncovered.

departments

Editor's Note

News Briefs

Coding Corner
Struggling with evaluation and management codes? Here's a refresher course on the basics of medical necessity.

HIM Challenges
HIM managers looking to further their careers and spread the word about the HIM profession in general are advised to jump at the chance of becoming part of an EHR implementation.

Washington Scene
In a nod to telemedicine's growing influence, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has increased reimbursement for physicians and clinics that adopt innovative care models to improve chronic care management.

Coding and RCM Resource Guide

HIPAA Happenings
The introduction of the Ensuring Patient Access to Healthcare Records Act, which would redefine clearinghouses as covered entities, raises several issues.

HIT Happenings
The use of data analytics in the palliative care field can improve care and lower costs.

Datebook

By the Numbers
Get the lowdown on health care's facts and figures.


February 2018

features

Patient Matching: The Saga Continues
There's more to an effective duplicate record strategy than implementing the latest technology.

Opportunities, Challenges Mark eCQM Debut
Several issues, including how to avoid clinician burden while collecting vast amounts of data, have emerged as stumbling blocks as electronic clinical quality measures gather steam.

Education Initiatives Keep Pace With the Dynamic HIT Landscape
There's never been a better time for those with an itch to learn to capitalize upon the numerous opportunities offered by various organizations.

The Human Errors Behind Data Breaches
The industry may like to point fingers at failed technology and the wherewithal of determined hackers but it's often people who foul up security efforts.

departments

Editor's Note

Industry Perspectives
It's time for HIM directors to put a stop to vendors that avoid their input and head directly to the C-suite to win favor.

QA Quandaries
Health care documentation specialists who adhere strictly to the style guide can run into problems with dictated text.

Chart Conundrums
In the scheme of things it may not seem like much, but accurate documentation can help stem the tide of the ongoing opioid crisis.

HIT Happenings
The repeal of the net neutrality rule may have serious consequences for telemedicine efforts.

News Briefs

Datebook

By the Numbers
Get the lowdown on health care's facts and figures.


January 2018

features

Best Practices in Coding Audits
Several variables factor into how health care organizations should go about measuring their coders' performances.

Are You Moving the CDI Needle?
Determining the effectiveness of a clinical documentation improvement program can be a tricky proposition, but there are steps facilities can take to get a better read on what's going on.

Artificial Intelligence Forges a Path in Health Care
From performing menial tasks to uncovering key data, AI is making inroads into hospital operations.

A Singular Effort
Single-path coding, which consolidates facility and professional fee coding, is beginning to take root at more hospitals.

departments

Editor's Note

HIM Happenings
New York State has enacted a law which allows low-income disabled residents to obtain free copies of their medical records when applying for government aid.

HIPAA Challenges
People, processes, and technology form the foundation of governance efforts to deidentify protected health information.

Inside Informatics
Learn how an independent clinical archive can make a difference in emergency department care and throughput.

Thought Leader Q&A
An interview with Fernando Martinez, chief digital officer at the Texas Hospital Association, sheds light on an unobtrusive digital tool that helps clinicians make informed decisions based on cost and clinical data.

CDI Resource Guide

Datebook

HIT Happenings
To date, HIT has had limited success addressing sepsis care. However, research has revealed the characteristics of potentially effective solutions.

By the Numbers
Get the lowdown on health care's facts and figures.