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Important Telehealth Coding Advice during COVID-19

By Laura Barron / April 22, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) lifted Medicare restrictions on the use of telehealth services during the COVID-19 emergency. TELEHEALTH FACTS: Effective March 1, Medicare will pay physicians for telehealth services at the same rate as in-person visits for all diagnoses, not just services related to COVID-19 Medicare patients can receive telehealth services…

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COVID-19 Data Quality Best Practices

By Mary Stanfill / April 21, 2020

In order to ensure the accuracy and reliability of administrative COVID-19 data capture for both internal and external uses, HIM professionals should follow best practice steps. The application of best practices in the steps below give examples using data coded with the standard transaction code sets. However, these steps are repeatable to explore logical, expected…

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Data Quality Management Best Practices

By Mary Stanfill / April 21, 2020

General best practices for interactive data quality management in both inpatient and ambulatory care settings involve the following iterative steps. Identify specific data elements that can be or should be collected for a specific data capture need. This includes identifying all relevant data fields, data types, data definitions, and the associated data values using the…

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Corporate Email Etiquette

By Staci Josten / April 14, 2020

1. Reply Promptly Even if you don’t know the answer to a question posed in the email, it is courteous to send a simple response to say that you received their email and will respond shortly; give a specific time frame if possible This does two things: First, it lets the sender know that they…

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Preparing for a Remote Presentation

By Staci Josten / April 10, 2020

Ask yourself these questions when preparing for a remote presentation. Are you prepared for the presentation? Be very familiar with the content Read the presentation out loud several times Anticipate questions the audience may have Prepare a script or outline of the presentation, especially if you are nervous What is the goal of the presentation?…

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Managing People When Working Remotely

By Staff / April 3, 2020

Ten Tips for Managers Establish regular check-ins. Check-ins should be a regular part of your schedule and can occur with individuals and groups. Keep in mind that some people might require more contact than others so schedule check-ins accordingly (e.g. daily, bi-weekly, weekly). Set clear expectations and goals. Gallup reports that employees with clear goals…

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The US ICD-11 Implementation

By Mary Stanfill / October 3, 2019

When will ICD-11 be implemented for morbidity reporting in the US? That’s a question everyone wants the answer to, but the answer is not yet known and there is presently too much uncertainty to accurately predict an implementation date. The World Health Assembly adopted ICD-11 in May 2019. Anticipating that, the HHS Secretary tasked the…

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Available Talent

By Matt Hare / December 1, 2018

At UASI, we pride ourselves on the quality and integrity of our employees. Here is a snapshot of a few of our wonderful Coders and CDI Consultants coming available soon that can help your facility. Kiwanis: Pro-Fee Coder Codes a variety of E/M records including: inpatient pro-fee, outpatient pro-fee, clinics and multi-specialty. Multi-specialty experience includes:…

Protected: UASI Analysis of the 2019 OIG Workplan

By Matt Hare / January 1, 2017

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