2020 Challenges…and a Happy New Year!


As we welcome in 2021 and say goodbye to 2020, we are still dealing with many issues of 2020. Covid-19 and is it active infection…

Wash Your Hands!

Adriane Martin, DO, CCDS, FACOS

First it was Covid 19 then murder hornets and now it’s flu season. Thankfully, flu activity for the 2020-2021 season is low according to the…

Acute Pancreatitis and…What Else?

Brett Senor, MD, CRC, CCDS

From an MS-DRG perspective, there are few disease processes that so commonly present with opportunities for CCs or MCCs that it …

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.