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Podcast: Strategies for a Successful CDI Program

Corrine Byrd, HIM Clinical Documentation Manager at MD Anderson Cancer Center, manages a team made up of nurses, professional nurses, and professional health information management (HIM) coders, a good mix for a clinical documentation improvement (CDI) team since they are able to learn from each other’s different backgrounds. Ms. Byrd shares her insights on running an effective CDI program, including “knowing your institution” to better bridge the gaps in documentation that may be unique to your facility’s specialties, offering provider education that helps physicians present a clear picture of the patient in diagnostic terms that can be coded, and ensuring clear communication between the CDI specialists and the providers.

Topics: podcast, himagine radio, Health Information Management, CDI

Podcast: Lessons Learned from Online Goliaths

Debi Primeau, RHIA, FAHIMA, President of Primeau Consulting Group spoke with himagine about learning from “online Goliaths,” such as Disney and Princess Cruises, and applying their best practices to healthcare. “What we need to do in healthcare is to be able to take the data and be able to make it usable. And to be able to move forward … to analyze the data and help people improve their health.” In this podcast, Ms. Primeau provides a blueprint for implementing information governance (IG) practices that can improve financial performance as well as patient outcomes.

Topics: himagine radio, podcast, Health Information Management, HIM

Podcast: Coding and HIPAA Challenges in the Long-Term Care Space

Tamara Walcott, RHIA, CHPS, Health Information Director, HIPAA Privacy Officer at Nevada State Veterans Home joins himagine Radio to discuss the unique challenges faced by long-term care facilities. Many times, ICD-10 codes make it difficult to “paint the picture” of a long-term care patient’s medical condition. With an aging population, HIM departments in long-term care facilities are going to need more support and resources to help ensure that medical records are accurate. Ms. Walcott also discusses unique HIPAA challenges in a long-term care environment. Things as simple as posting a resident’s picture outside his or her room can become a HIPAA question. Listen in to learn more about her challenges and experiences.

Topics: himagine radio, podcast, Health Information Management, Coding, ICD-10

Podcast: Social Media Tips for HIM Professionals

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: podcast, HIM, Education

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 looming deadlines you must meet. And of course, because revenue is at risk, you want to ensure that your coding quality doesn’t slip.

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Podcast: Taking the Path of Information Governance

Jami Woebkenberg and Jann Owens from Banner Health share their insights on Information Governance (IG). With all the data that healthcare facilities handle - from the consumer and patient levels to business information to human resource information - all of it ties in together. IG is about managing that information, making sure that we keep it secure,and  that we’re sharing it appropriately. Hear from Jami and Jann on building an IG program by starting on a department level with many of the daily functions and day-to-day operations and and rolling them into an IG program.

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Podcast: Open Door Leadership in Remote Settings

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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.

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Podcast: Best Practices for Centralizing Coding Operations

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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