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Are HIM Coding Professionals Qualified to Query for Clinical Validity?
July 17, 2018 Chuck Buck | Dennis Jones | Shannon DeConda, CPC, CEMC, CEMA, CPMA, CRTT; | Stanley Nachimson | Debra Beisel Denton, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP | Erica Remer, MD

Are seasoned coding professionals competent or trained well enough to interpret clinical terms and concepts from the medical record? Although they have been doing so for decades, the question continues to remain contentious.

Reporting our lead story during this edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays will be Debra Beisel Denton, who works at Maricopa Integrated Health System as the health information management (HIM) system coding educator. 

Other segments to be featured on the broadcast include:

  • News Desk: Dennis Jones, the patient financial services administrator at Nyack Hospital in Nyack, N.Y., will anchor the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.
  • Tuesday Focus: Shannon DeConda, a nationally recognized evaluation and management (E&M) coding authority, reports on the 2019 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule released Thursday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). DeConda is founder of the National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists (NAMAS).

  • RegWatch: Leading healthcare technology consultant Stanley Nachimson returns with his popular segment, RegWatch, through which he reports on the latest regulatory changes coming out of Washington, D.C.

  • TalkBack: Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host Erica Remer, MD, FACEP, CCDS, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc., reports on a current issue that caught her attention during her popular TalkBack segment.


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