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Coding and Documenting Chronic Conditions
January 23, 2018 Chuck Buck | Erica Remer, MD| Gloryanne Bryant| Linda DiBenedetto| Laurie M. Johnson| Douglas Zegel

Coding chronic conditions and co-morbidities is becoming increasingly critical as the healthcare landscape shifts toward value-based care, which attempts to advance the triple aim of providing better care for individuals, improving population health management strategies, and reducing healthcare costs. Reporting our lead story on this edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays is Machaelle Diaz, senior program manager for coding quality review and education at McKesson Specialty Health.

Other segments to be featured in this episode include:

  • News Desk: Senior healthcare consultant Laurie Johnson, who several years ago broke the national story about there not being an ICD-10 code for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), returns to the podcast with an update on this condition.

  • Tuesday Feature: With Super Bowl LII scheduled to take place on Sunday, Feb. 4 in Minneapolis, we asked the co-founder of the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation Douglas Zegel to provide context for what his foundation describes as an epidemic.

  • Coding Report: California Health Information Association Past President Gloryanne Bryant returns to the podcast to report on the importance of healthcare quality and data as key elements in the coded data that comes from clinical documentation.

  • TalkBack: After adding her two cents about chronic conditions, Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host Erica Remer, MD, returns to a subject that appears to be fraught with confusion – OB coding – by introducing a listener poll on the same subject for discussion on January 30 Talk Ten Tuesdays.

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