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Surgical Precision in Clinical Documentation Connects Patient Safety, Quality of Care, and Reimbursement

Author: Kittinger, Benjamin J; Matejicka, Anthony II; Mahabir, Raman C

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: January 2016


Emphasis on quality of care has become a major focus for healthcare providers and institutions. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has multiple quality-of-care performance programs and initiatives aimed at providing transparency to the public, which provide th....

Closing the Loop on Quality and CDI: Refocusing Programs to Ensure an Accurate Picture of Clinical Care

Author: Gurrieri, Joseph J; Milligan, Cassie; Strafer, Paul

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2015

The ultimate goal of most CDI programs is to improve the quality of patient care through more accurate and complete clinical documentation. A potential increase in revenue is, of course, a positive byproduct of doing so—which makes sense. If organizations can demonstrate severity of illne....

Present on Admission: Where We Are Now

Author: Garrett, Gail S.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2009

Hospitals have nearly two years of POA reporting under their belts. With time, effort, and updates, assigning POA indicators is becoming routine business for coding professionals.

For the past several years, HIM professionals have served as a conduit for a rapidly evolving pay-for-pe....

Moving Toward Value-Based Payment

Author: Easterling, Sharon

Source: CodeWrite

Publication Date: March 2016

As industry propels itself toward a shift in how providers are reimbursed, measured, and selected for care, providers have to be open, fluid, and deliberate in their plans over the next three years and beyond. The "CMS Quality Strategy 2016" was released by the Centers for Medicare an....

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