Talk Ten Tuesdays

Do No Harm: A Team Approach to Improve Patient Safety Indicators

October 18, 2022 Timothy Powell, CPA | Laurie M. Johnson, MS | Colleen Deighan Ejak, RHIA | Varadarajan Subbiah, MD | Erica Remer, MD Season 12 Episode 527
Talk Ten Tuesdays
Do No Harm: A Team Approach to Improve Patient Safety Indicators
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It takes a village to raise a child, but it took an integrated, multi-discipled team approach to improve patient safety indicators (PSIs) at ChristianaCare – as you’ll learn more about on Tuesday, Oct. 18, during the next live edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays, the popular, long-running Internet radio program produced by ICD10monitor.

In cooperation with ChristianaCare, Talk Ten Tuesdays and ICD10monitor are beginning a new series on PSIs, with specific focus on how a team approach is helping physicians avoid unwittingly triggering such issues through their documentation. Reporting the lead story will be Varadarajan Subbiah, MD, MBA, FACP, Vice President of Utilization Management and Quality for ChristianaCare, a major nonprofit teaching hospital system headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware. You will hear Dr. Subbiah report that their analysis concluded that documentation and coding represent among the biggest opportunities for improvement, and that externally reported ranking programs and the associated financial penalties served as their catalyst for change.   

Other segments during the live broadcast will include the following:

  • E&M Update: Senior healthcare consultant Colleen Deighan Ejak with 3M Health will continue her series on the updates to evaluation and management (E&M) codes for 2023;
  • Coding Report: Laurie Johnson, senior healthcare consultant with Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC, will report on the latest coding news;
  • News Desk: Timothy Powell, CPA will anchor the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk; and
  • TalkBack: Erica Remer,MD, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc., and Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host, will report on a subject that has caught her attention during her popular segment.  
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Timothy Powell, CPA
Laurie Johnson, MS
Colleen (Deighan) Ejak, RHIA
Varadarajan Subbiah, MD
(Cont.) Varadarajan Subbiah, MD
Erica Remer, MD