Invest in computer-assisted coding (CAC) now because of its potential positive impact on productivity and quality, says Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, regional managing director of HIM (Northern California Revenue Cycle) at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. & Hospitals, in...Read More »
Thanks to the hard work of a volunteer conference committee, the 2012 ACDIS annual conference speaking lineup has been finalized. You can find a complete listing of the session titles and speakers here: ...Read More »
The auditing arm of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to crack down on hospital performance in the areas of reporting of adverse events and quality measure data, present on admission coding, inpatient outlier payments, and same-day readmissions.
CMS will host a National Provider Call on Thursday, November 17, 1:30-3 p.m. (ET) regarding ICD-10 implementation strategies. The call will feature presentations by the four cooperating parties: CMS, the American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Health Information Management Association...Read More »
On October 20, CMS released its long-awaited final rule governing accountable care organizations (ACO), with major concessions to the original plan that had soured many healthcare leaders and physicians against participating....Read More »