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January 2017

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Qualifying and Quantifying Risk
Mortality scores can be deathly to a health care organization's revenue cycle and its reputation.

Hope or Hopeless?
Despite the fact EHRs have been around for a while, physician satisfaction with the technology remains dubious. Can the situation be remedied?

The Regulatory Challenges of Population Health Management
Organizations must be aware of their legal obligations when implementing such an initiative.

Yearning to Learn
Education initiatives are afoot to keep coders and HIM professionals a step ahead of the game.

departments

Editor's Note

Industry Perspectives
Increased coding operating expenses compelled by ICD-10 production uncertainties have produced an undeniable cost bubble that's about to burst.

Coding Corner
To ensure a fruitful relationship with remote coding staff—be it your own or a vendor's—follow these pointers.

Thought Leader Q&A
Rod Piechowski, senior director of health information systems at HIMSS North America, offers insight into the pressing issues facing HIT.

Chart Conundrums
Valentine's Day is not just for lovers; coders play a role, too.

Transcription and CDI Resource Guide

Transcription Trends
Maintaining HIPAA compliance in the transcription world can be a complex balancing act.

Datebook

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