Below is a complete listing of all Management articles that have appeared in JustCoding News.
May 7, 2013
The increasing complexity of the healthcare reimbursement system, quality initiatives, and the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS put clinical documentation improvement programs in the spotlight. Melanie Endicott, MBA/HCM, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA, discusses the importance of documentation improvement specialists.
March 26, 2013
Coded data is incredibly important to a wide range of people. Bill Rudman, PhD, RHIA, Roxanne Andrews, PhD, Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, Glenn Krauss, BBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPUR, C-CDI, CCDS, and Susan Beever, RHIT, CCS, reveal how accurate coding aids research and law enforcement and improves quality of care.
January 22, 2013
Deborah Grider, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC, CPCD, CCS-P, CDIP, senior manager at Blue and Company in Indianapolis, an industry expert on ICD-10, provides preparation tips and action steps for ICD-10 implementation.
September 25, 2012
Patients aren’t the only ones paying attention to quality scores these days. Payers are, too. Cheryl Manchenton, RN, BSN, and Audrey G. Howard, RHIA, explain why coders and clinical documentation improvement specialists must understand which conditions affect provider profiles.
September 18, 2012
The publication of the final rule officially announcing a change in the ICD-10 compliance date from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014, ends the uncertainty surrounding ICD-10 implementation that has plagued the healthcare industry. Sue Bowman, MJ, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA, details what healthcare organizations should be doing now to prepare.
August 14, 2012
What do cubism and coding have in common? Both can be viewed as art forms. Joel Moorhead, MD, PhD, CPC, details the three steps that the coding artist performs in reassembling medical record elements into abstracted form.
July 31, 2012
There is nothing new about stress; humans have felt stress since the beginning of time, and coders are certainly no exception. Lois Mazza, CPC, discusses how coders can mitigate the many effects of stress while they handle the pressures of their jobs and lives.
July 31, 2012
A lack of funding shouldn't prevent you from getting creative in your morale-boosting celebrations, according to Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA, and Nicolet Araujo, RHIA. So when your staff members are around, this time of year can be a great time to boost their morale with summer outings and special staff recognition for jobs well done.
July 24, 2012
Cross-training coders has definitive short-term advantages, such as enhancing staff coverage during holidays and vacations and increasing the department's ability to handle periods of fluctuation in certain bill types. But coding managers might not realize that these benefits can also help hospitals with long-term preparation for ICD-10. Angie Comfort, RHIT, CCS, and Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE, explain the benefits of cross training coders as ICD-10 approaches.
May 8, 2012
While we know the implementation date of ICD-10 may change to the proposed 2014 deadline, healthcare organizations must keep moving forward with preparations. Annie Boynton, BS, RHIT, CPC, CCS, CPC-H, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I, CPhT, explains how organizations can use the additional time to better handle the change process associated with ICD-10, especially planning for education and training.