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Spring 2022

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Defining the Designated Record Set
Variation in how health care organizations decide which types of records are included in their DRS has led to longstanding inconsistencies and confusion.

Be on the Lookout for New Critical Care Service Policies
Split/shared and critical care rules are set to undergo a makeover in 2023. Now’s the time to prepare, experts say.

Internal Audits Help Combat Payer Risk
By adopting three important strategies, health care organizations can take charge of their revenue compliance gaps.

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Editor’s Note

Documentation Dilemmas
What portion of consultation notes should be made available to patients? It’s a dicey question that carries with it quality-of-care consequences.

HIPAA Challenges
When it comes to release of information processes, health care organizations should embrace help from the Office for Civil Rights.

Audit Alley
With the pandemic in a better place than it’s been in quite a while, many facilities are anticipating an uptick in Recovery Audit Contractor audits. Here’s how to hit the ground running.

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Coding, CDI, and Revenue Cycle Management Guide

HIM Challenges
Part one of a three-part series on the pandemic’s effect on HIM operations examines how the shift to a remote workforce has been playing out.

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