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CAN YOU CREATE AN INVINCIBLE MEDICAL CODING PROGRAM?

Posted by Betty Schulte on May 10, 2018 4:04:15 PM

The importance of accuracy and compliance in today's coding environment cannot be overstated. High-quality coding is always a priority – but is there a way to make coding impervious to challenges? Unfortunately, the answer is “NO.”  There is no magic wand that can be waived, spell that can be cast, or cape that you can use to ensure your coding program is invincible.  The fact of the matter is that no two medical records are documented in the same manner and most coding clinics can be interpreted differently.

Topics: Coding, Audit, Education

Podcast: Social Media Tips for HIM Professionals

Posted by Dipak Patel, Chief Growth Officer on May 3, 2018 1:30:13 PM

With more than 17,000 Twitter followers and 30,000 LinkedIn connections, himagine's own Brad Justus knows a thing or two about social media. In this podcast, he shares how he got started with social media and what he has learned about social media through the years:

Topics: HIM, Education, podcast

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

ICD-10 QUICK TIPS: Encoders: Friend or Foe?

Posted by National Compliance and Quality Audit Team on Dec 7, 2015 9:38:00 AM

As the largest outsource coding provider in the country we have identified trends and gained unique insights from our coders throughout the transition to ICD-10.  We are sharing these insights with the broader HIM Community through our bi-weekly blog series "ICD-10 Quick Tips." 

Topics: Education

ICD-10 QUICK TIPS: Addressing The Need For Increased Specificity

Posted by National Compliance and Quality Audit Team on Nov 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM


As the largest outsource coding provider in the country we have identified trends and gained unique insights from our coders throughout the transition to ICD-10. We are sharing these insights with the broader HIM Community through our bi-weekly blog series "ICD-10 Quick Tips." 

Topics: Education

6 Tips for Surviving the First Days of ICD-10

Posted by Jeff Lewis on Sep 7, 2015 9:00:46 PM

Imagining the first few days of ICD-10 might feel much like encountering a great white shark in the shallow waters of your favorite beach.  One minute you are enjoying the calm water and cool breeze and the next thing you know, panic sets in as you notice the man-eating killer lurking closer than you would like.  Naturally with this panic comes a lot of screaming, splashing and commotion drawing the shark’s attention toward your direction.  With only days to go until the implementation of ICD-10, this is definitely not the comparison we would like.

Topics: Education

Coding Credentials That Lead to Success: How 3 Little Letters Lead To Big Results

Posted by Jeff Lewis on Jun 30, 2015 3:39:34 PM

Whether you are new to medical coding or have been around the block a time or two it’s never too late to add a new coding certification to your tool box.  Obtaining a coding credential is an investment in yourself and your career with long-term benefits.  When you’ve passed a certification exam, it demonstrates to your current and future employers that you have a high level of coding knowledge and are proficient in your field.  In addition you can:

Topics: Education

8 Steps To Take Now That ICD-10 Is Closer Than Ever Before

Posted by Andrea Romero, RHIA, Chief Operating Officer on Apr 23, 2015 10:32:22 AM

Topics: Education

ICD-10 Education From A Trainer's Perspective

Posted by Cortnie Simmons on Apr 20, 2015 9:12:27 AM

With ICD-10 clearly visible on the horizon, we sat down with ICD-10 Trainer and Educator, Cortnie Simmons, MHA, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, to discuss what ICD-10 looks like from a trainer's perspective.

Topics: Education

Coding Productivity: How Are You Measuring Success?

Posted by Cheryl Bowling on Mar 30, 2015 10:44:54 AM

The “go live date” for ICD-10 is swiftly approaching and medical coders are preparing to work in this new classification system with as much confidence as possible.  The coding universe as we've known it for so many years is changing and productivity is almost certain to change once ICD-10 is the industry standard.  Which begs the question, how will the change to ICD-10 affect productivity? And how do we measure the changes?

Topics: Education