Nearly 30 days ago, we posed the question “Are HIM Coding Professionals Qualified to Query for Clinical Validity?” leading up to the July 17 edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays, and the responses continue to roll in, nearly unabated.
Specifically, we asked at that time, “are seasoned coding professionals competent or trained well enough to interpret clinical terms and concepts from the medical record?” And many of you responded with an unequivocal “yes.” As a consequence, we will proceed with Part II of this series, when we continue to explore reaction to this question – which, after decades, still remains contentious.
Reporting our lead story during this edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays will be Anny Pang Yuen, author, consultant, and founder of AP Consulting Associates, LLC.
Other segments to be featured on the broadcast include:
- News Desk: Larry Field, DO, anchors the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk with the very latest healthcare news. Field is the treasurer of the American College of Physician Advisors.
- Dateline Washington: Talk Ten Tuesdays legislative analyst Rhonda Taller has the latest news coming out of Washington, D.C. Rhonda is a member of the HIMSS professional development committee.
- Tuesday Focus: The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) can be complicated and confusing for medical practices. Nationally recognized coding authority Terry Fletcher reports on the need for providers to balance regulatory compliance with efficiency.
- TalkBack: Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host Erica Remer, MD, FACEP, CCDS, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc., reports on the results of last Tuesday’s Talk Ten Tuesdays Listener Survey, asking if your facility has clinical documentation improvement (CDI) on the weekends.
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