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Coding Compliance Statistics

Coding Compliance Audit Statistics: What to Do With Them?

By JJ Crumbley / October 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

Year by year, organizations rely more and more on their data analytics. In this article you will be provided with: An overview of key statistics to include in your coding compliance audits, a Questionnaire to determine if you need a coding compliance audit program…

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HCC risk adjustment

HCC Medicare Advantage background and overview

By Karen Youmans / October 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

As a follow-up to our previous article “The HCC Coding Specialist: Benefiting payers, providers, and patients” we now delve in deeper to the background and overview of HCC risk adjustment for the Medicare Advantage Program.

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Patient Safety Indicators PSI

How to Assess Quality of Care at Hospitals: Patient Safety Indicators

By John Franz / October 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) to judge the quality of care at Hospitals.  The data can be used:

  • By patients to choose where they go for care
  • Third party payers to select facilities to contract for services
  • Assist QA departments identify potential problem areas
  • Help leadership assess. monitor, track, and improve patient safety
  • Determine financial gain or loss (CMS PSI 90, contract bonuses for quality)
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Journal AHIMA YES Profee

Journal of AHIMA Coding Notes: Coding Quality for Hospital-Acquired Physician Groups

By Mari Cely / October 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Karen Youmans, MPA, RHIA, CCS, President and CEO of YES HIM Consulting, and Vanessa Youmans, MA, RHIA, CCS, CPC, Director, Outpatient and ProFee Services co-authored their latest ProFee Case Study in the Journal of AHIMA – October Edition.

AS HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS strive for continuous efficiency and sustainability, mergers and acquisitions (M&A)among diverse medical facilities provides organizations new opportunities to reduce costs and generate a larger footprint in both current and new markets…

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Medical Coding Classes and the Importance of a Coding Education

By YES HIM Consulting / August 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

Medical coding and health information management can be an extremely rewarding and lucrative field, which makes the value of a coding education, priceless.

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Best Practices for Providing Your Team with Valuable Coding Education

By YES HIM Consulting / July 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ongoing coding education has proven to be a necessity in terms of keeping up with the industry’s constantly-evolving learning curve, but how do you ensure your organization is receiving the proper coding education that it needs?

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Revenue Cycle Management

Revenue Cycle Management 101: Impact of ICD-10 Coding in Inpatient RCM

By YES HIM Consulting / July 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

A brief overview of how ICD-10 coding can impact in various stages within the revenue cycle management process including key aspects in which ICD-10 coding can improve DNFB.

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project management

Project Managements’ Role in Health Information Management

By JJ Crumbley / July 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Find out why project management has emerged as one of the most prominent business skills sets desired while becoming increasingly important to facilities in helping to control costs, mitigate risk, and improve overall project outcomes.

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EHR

EHR: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

By YES HIM Consulting / April 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

Electronic health records were projected to make some pretty big waves in terms of change in the healthcare industry. In setting major goals of bringing higher quality care, making medicine safer, empowering patients and being more cost-effective, this new method had some pretty big shoes to fill.

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Value Based Care

Value-Based Care: Trends and Challenges in Revenue Cycle Management

By Mari Cely / April 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

The effectiveness of value-based care models is measured based on how this type of reimbursement can improve the quality of a patient’s overall health. Reducing hospital readmissions and improvement in preventive care are good examples of critical factors to assess the effectiveness of these models. U.S. legislation is clearly moving towards the adoption of value-based care models.

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