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.
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.
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.
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 Radio podcast to feature compelling, in-depth live interviews with healthcare industry newsmakers, HIM innovators, and nationally-known policymakers
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 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.
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.
This week's post comes from National Compliance and Quality Audit Manager, Sharon Nichols, BSBEB, RHIT, CCS, CHTS-TR.
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.