Developing Good Manager Employee Relationships in a Remote Environment I think we can all agree that happy, content employees are more productive and engaged and care about the future of the organization. Direct supervisors can foster a positive work environment by effectively balancing the needs of their employees with those of the organization. But what happens when employees are working [...]
Tell Your Story (and Advance Your Career) with a Professional Portfolio Sometimes, it’s difficult to toot your own horn. You know that throughout your career you have done great things and compiled a variety of impressive accomplishments. However, you really don’t want to come off as a braggart or boaster. So, you simply choose to stay quiet – and keep [...]
5 Benefits of Year-Round HCC Charge Capture Let’s face it, risk season is chaotic. From July to December, sometimes even into January, everyone is scrambling to find quality coders with the unique qualifications needed to effectively code for risk adjustment (RA) and hierarchical condition categories (HCC). If you are lucky enough to find coders, you still have the stress of [...]
Outsourcing Coding Boosts Efficiency, Bottom Line Healthcare organizations of all sizes have long outsourced various functions within their revenue cycle to specialists capable of boosting efficiencies across their operation. Historically, functions thatrequire scale and technology to make them more efficient and effective have been the domain.
THE ABC'S OF HCC'S Now that diagnosis coding is much more critical, both for immediate fee-for-service reimbursement and over the course of 2017 as Medicare uses that diagnosis data for Risk Adjustment under MIPS. So, do you know the ABC's of HCC's? Here are some key factoids I thought I would share with you.
Using Data to Improve Coding Performance Are you leveraging all the data elements available to you to optimize the performance of your HIM department? Check out the article posted in October's issue of "For The Record", authored by Andrea Romero and Julia Hammerman of himagine, who share their insights on how technology and analytics processes can help leaders make better [...]