Article: A Partnership Approach to a More Powerful Coding Compliance Program

Posted by Julia Hammerman, Director of Education and Compliance on Dec 7, 2017 3:02:01 PM

Prior to October 2015, external ICD-9 coding audits were performed primarily for compliance purposes. Ongoing coding audit programs were rare due to the high cost of support and maintenance. However, following the implementation of ICD-10, many hospitals and health systems have stepped up their coding audit efforts. More frequent reviews are now recommended to measure coding accuracy—and for good reason. Coding accuracy has declined in ICD-10.

Topics: Coding Services

Podcast: Putting the Patient in Patient Portals

Posted by Mike Taylor on Dec 7, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Seth Katz, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA, Associate Administrator of Information Management Systems at Truman Medical Centers, joins himagine Radio to share his passion for getting the patient more involed within the patient portal. He offers best practices for patient engagement strategies and receiving feedback.

Topics: Healthcare

Opening the Door to Data Analytics in Medical Coding

Posted by Julia Hammerman, Director of Education and Compliance on Dec 6, 2017 12:47:58 PM

Data analytics has moved from IT and finance to the majority of business functions—including clinical coding. Is your organization leveraging analytics? Check out this month's HIM Scene guest blog, authored by Julia Hammerman, Director of Education and Compliance at himagine. Julia's blog explores the importance of analyzing clinical coding data to improve quality, productivity, and compliance.

Topics: Coding Services

Podcast: Productivity Benchmarks...How Does Your Facility Stack Up?

Posted by Mike Taylor on Nov 30, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Andrea Romero, Chief Operating Officer at himagine solutions, joins himagine Radio to share coding productivity data himagine has compiled over the past two years encompassing over 1,000 coders and 200 plus facilities across all coding types. Listen to Andrea to learn how your facility measures up to these post ICD-10 benchmarks.

Topics: Healthcare

Podcast: HIM and Its Integration into the Hospital Revenue Cycle

Posted by Mike Taylor on Nov 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Kyle McElory, AVP of Health Information Management at Steward Health, joins himagine Radio to share his passion for HIM and its integration into the hospital revenue cycle. He also offers insights on how HIM leaders can expand their revenue cycle knowledge to make a greater impact at their facility.

Topics: Healthcare

Help Your Chapter Succeed in Providing Education

Posted by Robin Moore, CPC, CCMA on Nov 15, 2017 2:49:56 PM

Congratulations! You’ve been elected as a local chapter officer … now what?

If you are a first-time local chapter officer, you may not know where to start to make your tenure the best it can be. Let’s shed some light on officer expectations and how to best connect with your local chapter’s educational needs.

Topics: Education

Podcast: Addressing the Bifurcated Healthcare System in the US

Posted by Mike Taylor on Nov 9, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Former US Senator from California, Barbara Boxer, joins himagine Radio to share her unique insights on healthcare in the US and the challenges we must overcome to improve our system for all Americans.

Topics: Healthcare

Webinar: Challenging the Outsource Paradigm to Improve Results

Posted by Mike Taylor on Nov 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

I thought you would be interested in registering for a webinar we are hosting on November 15th at 11am Central. As part of our "Learn from the Pros" series, the session is titled "Challenging the Outsource Paradigm to Improve Results" and will be hosted by Robin Smith, Director of Health Information Management and Privacy Officer at Anne Arundel Medical Center and CJ Bond, Coding Manager at himagine.

Topics: Outsourcing

Podcast: Open Door Leadership in Remote Settings

Posted by Mike Taylor on Nov 2, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Sarah Laird, Senior Director of Corporate Coding at Novant Health, speaks with himagine Radio about her approach in managing a remote coding workforce, within a 13 hospital system, and shares some valuable insights that can help you get the most out of your team.

Topics: podcast

Podcast: Best Practices for Centralizing Coding Operations

Posted by admin on Oct 26, 2017 12:44:13 PM

Jann Owens, Senior HIMS Coding Director at Banner Health, speaks with himagine Radio how Banner Health created an enterprise coding model for 28 acute care facilities and over 2,500 physicians. With a coding operation totally over 250 employees, Jann provides some valuable insights on optimizing your coding operation.

Topics: podcast