Documentation and Telehealth

Adriane Martin, DO, CCDS, FACOS

“The cat is out of the bag” said Jim Parker, a top official at the Department of Health and Human Services regarding telehealth. However, what…

Tips for Proactive Denial Management

Richard Arwood, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV

According to a Healthcare Innovation article, denials can erode a healthcare organization’s bottom line, resulting in the permanent loss of an estimated 3%…

Guidance for Documenting COVID-19 Diagnoses

Emmel Golden, MD, FCCP, CCDS

I was recently interviewed for the March issue of Revenue Integrity Insider on guidance for documenting COVID-19. The following blog post covers some of the key…

National Doctors’ Day

Eli Freilich, MD, CCDS

During the month of March, we take this opportunity to celebrate the work of physicians to help keep their communities healthy.  It is a time…

6 Steps to a Quality-centered CDI initiative

Adriane Martin, DO, CCDS, FACOS and Jennifer Eaton, RN, MSN, CCDS

This blog is a recap of our webinar CDI: The Quality Story.  Request it on demand with the form below. Documentation and coding are crucial…

The Truth About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Emmel Golden, MD, FCCP, CCDS

Why is it called Coronavirus? Coronaviruses when seen under an electron microscope have surface projections, that give the virus an appearance of having a corona.

Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI)

Richard Arwood, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV

Despite being one of the most common conditions treated in the hospital, the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction is often misunderstood.  The 4th universal definition…

Targeted Probe and Education (TPE)

Adriane Martin, DO, CCDS, FACOS

Ready or not Targeted Probe and Education (TPE) is happening. Since 2014, CMS directed and MAC administered Probe and Educate Strategies have been in existence.