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September 2014


A True Reflection?
As one hospital discovered, insufficient physician documentation can lead to misleading patient safety and quality scores.

Righting RACs
Industry complaints about how RACs go about their business have led to several planned changes.

Strategies for Success in a Value-Based World
Industry experts discuss what it’s going to take for health care organizations to survive in a new environment.

The Reward of HIPAA Risk Assessment
A new tool promises to help small providers, but it may need a bit of fine-tuning.


Editor’s Note

Coding Corner
Health care organizations looking to bolster their clinical documentation improvement programs would be wise to consider involving both nurses and coders.

Auditing Alley
Use internal audits to get a jump on the ICD-10 transition and impress payers.

Transcription Trends
Earlier this year, a data breach in which patient information was exposed on a transcription vendor’s website raised new concerns about security policies.

News Briefs
According to a recent survey, industry experts expect clinical documentation to be a major concern both before and after the introduction of ICD-10.


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