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Revenue Cycle Management is Top Software Investment Priority for Providers

By Jay Asser for Health Leaders Coming off the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, providers are doubling down on software investments and prioritizing revenue cycle management to alleviate macroeconomic challenges, according to a report from Bain & Company and KLAS. The research finds that 45% of providers accelerated software investment over the past year, with 10% pulling…

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Journal excerpt: Familiarizing yourself with coding guidelines

From the ACDIS CDI Blog Because every chart is coded before being sent to payers, it’s important that CDI specialists have a working knowledge of code sets and coding rules. The inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) final ruling, traditionally updated annually, has been changed to update twice a year on April 1 and October 1 beginning…

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HIM Challenges: The Future Looks Bright for Coders

By Angela Lima, BS, CCS, CDIP, CIC, COC for For the Record Libman Education’s survey found that 87% of respondents plan to increase their coding expertise. As you read this article, you’re probably sitting in your home office, drinking your third (or fourth) cup of coffee, and perhaps even wearing your favorite pair of slippers. That’s…

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Q&A: Relationship between hypertension and CKD

For ACDIS CDI Blog Q: I’ve been told that if there are clinical indicators to support that chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the etiology of a patient’s hypertension, a code from category I15 would be assigned. Code I12 is for hypertensive CKD, isn’t it? So why do we have to use I15 codes instead? What’s…

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