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All-In for All-Payer CDI
For years, clinical documentation improvement initiatives have spent the majority of their time focused on government programs. Today, more hospitals are making room for all payers.

Featured Articles

Nebulous Notes Hinder Cancer Research
Unlocking the Social Determinants of Health
Natural Language Processing Emerges in Health Care

Web Exclusives (view archive)
• MyHealthEData and Patient Information Blocking
• Four Tips to Transform the HIT Help Desk

News (view archive)

• Report: Digital Health Innovation Stymied by Poor Data Sharing

• 2019 HIM Professional Census Reveals Opportunities in Revenue Cycle

• Hospital to Pay $300,000 in Damages in Medical Records Case

• NextGate Comments on the Removal of the Federal Ban on Funding an NPI

• Humana, Epic Team to Display Drug Costs in EHR

Blog Speak

New Requirements Would Make EHRs Work Better for Doctors and Patients

Problems With Interoperability
and Coordinated Care

Patients Need to Get Involved
With Interoperability

Spotlight on Cyber Attacks

Swift Response Can Limit
Cyber Attack Damage

In Case of Emergency …

A Ransomware Wakeup Call

By the Numbers

$2.2 Million

A doctor and his vascular surgery practice in Florida paid more than this amount to settle allegations of health care fraud for filing false claims to federal health programs, reports The Ledger. The claims were for medically unnecessary and non-Medicare reimbursable vein ablations that were upcoded to reflect they were medically necessary.

Quick Code

Anesthesia Coding:
Tips to Maintain Accuracy