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Thoughts from the NEHIMA & Long Term Care Annual AHIMA Conference

I don’t know about you, but I learned so much at the New England AHIMA and Long Term Care conference this week at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut!  As a solution specialist, I am always mindful of the ways that compliance, coding and reimbursement professionals are inundated with an overwhelming set of challenges.  Having time at smaller shows like this gives me a great opportunity to hear from MediRegs Coding Suite and ComplyTrack clients who tell us regularly how our tools help, and I’d like to share some of this with you. 

Solve the Documentation Puzzle for ICD-10 (webinar replay)

Click her to see a replay and/or download the handouts from the Solve the Documentation Puzzle for ICD-10-CM and PCS webinar. View this webinar to learn how to respond to the statement “Just tell me what to document.” We’ve cover the types of documentation necessary to assign a diagnostic statement to a specific ICD-10-CM code or to correctly assign an ICD-10-PCS code.

A question for Students - Print or Electronic Coding Tools?

Now that we offer a Student Edition of the Coding Suite, a common question is whether students should stick to paper, or if using companion electronic tools offer any advantages.  These are smart questions!  Perhaps after the switch to ICD-10, the testing organizations will be more open to electronic books, but in the mean time, let's discuss the interplay between paper-based and electronic codi

Mapping ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM: Lessons Learned (Webinar Replay)

Click her to see a replay and/or download the handouts from the Mapping ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM: Lessons Learned webinar. This webinar will highlight activities that support learning ICD-10-CM/PCS. Participants will be introduced to decision trees concept and mapping illustrations for both ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. The session will describe several methods of discovery for learning experiences with the two classification systems.

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Effectively Develop and Manage Compliance-Related Policies and Documents (Webinar Replay)

Click her to see a replay of the Effectively Develop and Manage Compliance-Related Policies and Documents webinar. One of the critical elements of an effective compliance program is development, distribution, and management of standards or code of conduct, as well as written compliance guidance in the form of policies and procedures that promote a commitment to compliance. This web conference addresses the importance of developing, maintaining, and managing key policies and other types of compliance documents.

Analysis of CMS's Proposed Rule on the Duty to Report and Return Overpayments (Webinar Replay)

Click her to see a replay of the Analysis of CMS's Proposed Rule on the Duty to Report and Return Overpayments webinar. On February 16, 2012, CMS published in the Federal Register its much-anticipated (and long-awaited) notice of proposed rule-making regarding Medicare provider and supplier obligations to report and return overpayments.

Predicting Payment Impact of ICD-10 through Analytics

We enjoyed attending the 2012 AHIMA ICD-10 Summit and the chance to see Louis F Rossiter, PhD, Director Scientific Methods from New Health Analytics and Maria Bounos RN, MPM, CPC-H, Business Development Manager from Wolters Kluwer Law & Business present on Predicting Payment Impact of ICD-10 through Analytics.

CMS Proposed Regulations on Overpayments: Are you at Risk?

I always find it fun when we get an extra day in the year. I think you should spend it doing something extraordinary. This year, I had the pleasure of doing just that by attending the Healthcare Provider Executive Roundtable Focusing on Governance, Regulatory, and Risk Management Hot Topics. The event, sponsored by Deloitte and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, featured a number of experts talking about the future of healthcare delivery in light of regulatory changes including the Healthcare Reform Laws.

Managing Risk and Achieving Security: Focus on the Business Associate Relationship (webinar replay)

Click her to see a replay of the Managing Risk and Achieving Security: Focus on the Business Associate Relationship Webinar.  Covered Entities need to be aware of the critical role that Business Associates play in assuring security of confidential information.  Today’s regulatory environment, patient/consumer engagement, and progress toward achieving regional and national health information exchange make the CE/BA relationship a primary concern for privacy and security officers.

Medical Device Reimbursement Strategies (Webinar Replay)

Click her to see a replay of the Medical Device Reimbursement Strategies Webinar. Reimbursement continues to be a critical driver that impacts sales and presents challenges for device manufacturers. This webinar will outline what “reimbursement” is and how it can impact your medical device (either positively or negatively). Critical elements to create a solid reimbursement strategy will be discussed and a checklist provided to help navigate the reimbursement landscape for a new product or procedure.

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