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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

ARTICLE: using data to improve coding performance

Posted by Mike Taylor on Oct 19, 2017 12:15:25 PM

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 decisions, advance coder performance, and boost overall coding quality. 

himagine solutions Launches Informative Go-To Source For Health Information Management News and Insight

Posted by admin on Oct 8, 2017 8:00:00 PM

himagine Radio podcast to feature compelling, in-depth live interviews with healthcare industry newsmakers, HIM innovators, and nationally-known policymakers

HIMAGINE KNOWING ALL ABOUT OUR INDUSTRY BEFORE ANYONE ELSE DOES.

Posted by Mike Taylor on Oct 3, 2017 9:44:36 AM

Stop by our booth 557 at #AHIMACon17 on October 8th at 5:30 PM for our big announcement or click here to receive the announcement by email.

himagine sponsoring AHIMA Keynote Address

Posted by Mike Taylor on Sep 28, 2017 12:04:06 PM

himagine solutions is sponsoring Monday’s keynote address between the former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former California Senator Barbara Boxer at the 2017 AHIMA national convention! Mr. Gingrich and Mrs. Boxer will host a point-counterpoint discussion on the state of healthcare in the U.S. For those of you attending this year's convention please join us for this exciting event.

800 ICD-10 CM Code Updates in < 500 words

Posted by Kim Zapf, RHIA, CCS, Manager, Education on Sep 21, 2017 8:16:15 AM

It’s that time of year again! Time for the ICD-10 CM code updates. The new codes will go into effect with 10/1/17 discharges. There are over 800 changes this year in ICD-10 CM alone! 350+ new codes have been added, 225+ codes revised and 142 codes deleted along with some updates to the Official Coding Guidelines. Quite a few new sub terms were added and changes to Excludes 1 and Excludes 2 notes made so you will want to read these when selecting your code.

Topics: ICD-10

ICD-10 QUICK TIPS: Back to School Bugs Part II: Rhinovirus vs. Enterovirus

Posted by National Compliance and Quality Audit Team on Sep 18, 2017 8:08:08 AM

This week's post comes from National Compliance and Quality Audit Manager, Sharon Nichols, BSBEB, RHIT, CCS, CHTS-TR.

Topics: ICD-10, Coding

Bringing Physician Practice Coding Under the HIM Umbrella

Posted by Marna Witmer, RHIA, Director HIM Operations on Sep 7, 2017 9:04:51 AM

The landscape of physician coding changed dramatically in 2015 with the implementation of ICD-10 and MACRA. This coupled with the continued trend of health systems acquiring physican practices has put a greater emphasis on coding of professional services. These factors have contributed to many organizations choosing to integrate phyisican coding into their HIM department.  

Topics: Coding