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Talk Ten Tuesdays

Exclusive Series: The Plight of Rural Hospitals

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023
10-10:30 a.m. EST; 7-7:30 a.m. PST
Program 539

Tiffany Ferguson, LMSW, CMAC, ACM; Karen George, Esq.; James S. Kennedy, MD; Laurie Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer; Timothy Powell, CPA; Erica Remer, MD, CCDS

As rural hospital closures continue to increase (136 have occurred between 2010 and 2021), health information management (HIM) and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) professionals have key roles in ensuring revenue integrity and optimization essential to sound operations and access. 

Even so, small facilities, especially those operating independently, simply do not have the resources that larger chains have to negotiate favorable payer contracts and to implement processes, technologies, and training essential to withstanding payer denials.

In addressing these crucially important issues, Talk Ten Tuesdays, the live Internet radio program produced by ICD10monitor, will begin a new series that will address rigorous revenue integrity solutions that can be developed in a rural environment, while offering tips in creating win-win scenarios with medical/provider staffs. 

Join expert coder James S. Kennedy, MD – a native of East Tennessee, which has its own share of rural hospitals – as he offers experience, guidance, and hope essential to success.

The live broadcast will also feature these other segments:

  • Coding Report: Laurie Johnson, senior healthcare consultant with Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC, will report on the latest coding news.
  • SDoH Report: Tiffany Ferguson, a subject-matter expert on the social determinants of health (SDoH), will report on the news that’s happening at the intersection of coding and the SDoH.
  • Talk Law: Healthcare attorney Karen N. George with the Los Angeles-based law firm of Buchalter will resume her popular segment, reporting on healthcare law.
  • News Desk: Timothy Powell, CPA, will anchor the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.
  • TalkBack: Erica Remer,MD, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc. and Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host, will report on a subject that has caught her attention during her popular segment.  

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