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Are Health Care Providers Prepared to Treat the Latino Population Adequately?

By Mari Cely

Is “lost in translation”​ the only risk providers face when trying to adequately serve the Latino population with healthcare needs and challenges? Two big “No-no’s”​ in this scenario.

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Electronic Health Records (EHR) Still Need HUMAN-LEVEL Interaction to be Efficient

By Karen Youmans

Though many patients and healthcare providers complain about the use of EHRs, there is a set of guidelines that can make the EHR an effective tool to improve communication and trust between patients and providers.

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Urgent Care Boom Equates to Increase in Hospital’s Revenue per Admission

By JJ Crumbley

Over the course of the last decade, U.S. hospitals are continuing to expand their urgent care clinic networks. According to a NPR/Kaiser Health News report from December 2017, the primary goals for adopting a more decentralized approach through urgent care facilities include: Expanding the footprint/brand of the health system (at a discounted rate); Generating new referrals; Keeping patients out of the ED (40% of ED visits nationwide DO NOT require Emergency Services); and boosting patient satisfaction.

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YES CDI Specialist: Liaison between CDI and Coding

By Amy Davis

The role of the YES Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Specialist is to be a liaison and a partner, to compare the facility CDIS Medicare severity diagnosis-related group (MS-DRG) to the facility coder MS-DRG when there is a mismatch between the two MS-DRGs.

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ICD-10-PCS Codes Updates

ICD-10-PCS Codes Updates – FY2019

By Ann Zeisset

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 ICD-10-PCS code changes for fiscal year(FY) 2019.  After the codes are approved in the FY 2019 IPPS Final Rule, they will be implemented by all hospital inpatient coding professionals with discharges occurring on October 1, 2018.

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