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May 2016


Poor Documentation: Why It Happens and How to Fix It
Health care organizations must ascertain the former and then execute the latter.

MACRA, MIPS — Slated to Make an M-pressive Impact
These acronyms are the latest to cause a stir in the health care industry.

"AFIRM"ative Action
Anyone involved with claim denials is anxiously awaiting word from the Senate on the Audit & Appeal Fairness, Integrity, and Reforms in Medicare Act.

A Solution Inside a Problem
A concept born in the early 1960s, the problem-oriented medical record provides a different view into a patient's history.


Editor's Note

Industry Perspectives
Clinical process measurement can lend valuable insights into why specific care episodes are lacking.

Evolving Education
To match the industry itself, coder training is forever evolving, with new trends emerging this year and beyond.

HIT Happenings
Health care organizations and vendors that enter into joint agreements to develop software and other technology face a series of legal concerns about ownership.

Coding & RCM Resource Guide

ICD-10 Update
In the coming months, auditors are likely to target eight specific areas for potential denials.

Letters to the Editor


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