Contents July 2011
Assessing Today with an Eye toward Tomorrow
EHRs, CAC, ICD- 10—coding is in the midst of profound change.
Which makes this the best time to re-engineer coding workflow.
Five steps help HIM professionals assess and evolve coding
workflows with an eye toward tomorrow. By Wendy Coplan-Gould,
Katie Carolan, and Beth Friedman
Conducting a Charge
Description Master Audit
Getting the Most Value from
an Internal Review
Periodic audits of the charge description
master are a key piece of an organization’s
compliance program. But they can do more
than verify compliance—they can help
improve the business. By John Richey
The Value to Patients, Payers,
Recording patient work history is vital to
identifying work-related injuries and illnesses.
As electronic health records become
widespread, this is an important time to
ensure occupational health data elements are
included in EHR standards.
By Sara E. Luckhaupt, Geoffrey M. Calvert, and
Marie H. Sweeney
CMS Prohibits Medicaid
Payments on “Healthcare-