HCCs: The Role of CDI and Risk Scores

Predicting coding patterns using the HCC risk scores can be a valuable endeavor. EDITOR’S NOTE: Longtime RACmonitor contributing correspondent Frank Cohen, a senior healthcare analyst,

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How to Make the EHR More Effective

Make your documentation tell a story that makes sense to the reader. I have been talking about improving the electronic medical record and making it

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Opportunity Abounds for CDI – So Seize the Moment!

New guidelines from the AMA provide the groundwork for physicians to follow in accurately capturing their medical decision-making (MDM), which includes their clinical judgment and

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Obstetrics CDI Will Never Be the Same

New changes are coming for reporting obstetrics. “OB (obstetrics) CDI (clinical documentation integrity) will never be the same,” according to Dr. James S. Kennedy, president

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Lecanemab – Hopefully Some Good News

In a recent statement from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, she expressed support for the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s)

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New Coding Classifications for 2023

Update your facility-specific guidelines accordingly for 2023. Although the new calendar year is not the beginning of the federal fiscal year, there are coding classifications

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