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Developing Story: Increasing Claim Denials under ICD-10

Laudine Markovchick, RHIT, CCS, ICD-10 Monitor Talk Ten Tuesdays Podcast, May 2017

The Financial Truth About ICD-10 Coding Accuracy: Two DRGs to Watch

Eileen Dano Tkacik and Kim Charland, HFMA, May 2017

Ask the Experts

Valerie Fernandez, MBA, CCS, CPC, CIC, CPMA, For the Record, April 2017

HCCs: The Cost of Chronic Conditions

Valerie Fernandez, MBA, CCS, CPC, CIC CPMA, ICD-10 Monitor, February 2017

Use modifier 62 for surgeon duos using same code, but make sure you can justify it

Valerie Fernandez, MBA, CCS, CPC, CIC CPMA, Part B News, January 2017

Hospitals gird for ICD-10 claims specificity as CMS grace period ends

Susan Morse, HealthcareITNews October, 2016

One year of ICD-10: First half 2016 data shows coding trends and impacts

Eileen Dano Tkacik, HCPro October, 2016

ICD-10’s first year was easy, but specificity has providers bracing for denials

Healthcare Finance October, 2016

ICD-10: Coding the Killers

Paul Strafer, RHIA, CCS, and Cassie Milligan, RHIT, CCS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, ICD-10 Monitor September, 2016

The Making of an HIM Leader: Building Strong Leadership Beyond HIM Walls

Joseph J. Gurrieri, RHIA, CHP, For The Record July, 2016

2017 IPPS: Coding Changes Ahead

Cassie Milligan, RHIT, CCS, ICD-10 Monitor June, 2016

Coding Audits Evolve with ICD-10

Cassie Milligan, RHIT, CCS, Journal of AHIMA June, 2016

Lessons Learned from Training an International Workforce

Paul Strafer, RHIA, CCS and Cassie Milligan, RHIT, CCS, Journal of AHIMA May, 2016

Talk Ten Tuesdays Podcast

Cassie Milligan, RHIT, CCS, ICD-10 Monitor April, 2016

How ICD-10 Supports Important Efforts of the WHO and CDC

Paul Strafer, RHIA, CCS, ICD-10 Monitor February, 2016

Has it Really Been a Smooth Transition to ICD-10?

Joseph Gurrieri, RHIA, CHP and Cassie Milligan, RHIT, CCS, ICD-10 Monitor December, 2015

Strengthen the Relationship with your Coding Vendor for ICD-10 Success

Manny Peña, RHIA, ICD-10 Monitor October, 2015

Out with the Old, in with the New: Tackling ICD-10 Challenges During Week 1

Cassie Milligan, RHIT, CCS, ICD-10 Monitor October, 2015

ICD-10 Education Shouldn’t End After October 1, 2015

Paul Strafer, RHIA, CCS, ICD-10 Monitor October, 2015

How Well Do Your Coders Really Know ICD-10?

Joseph Gurrieri, RHIA, CHP, ICD-10 Monitor August, 2015

Assessing Your ICD-10 Coder Performance — Four Steps to Move From Predictions to Certainty

Paul Strafer, RHIA, CCS, For the Record August, 2015

Closing the Loop on Quality and CDI

Joseph J. Gurrieri, RHIA, CHP; Cassie Mulligan, RHIT, CCS; and Paul Strafer, RHIA, CCS, Journal of AHIMA July 1, 2015

Coder Auditing in ICD-10: Five Nuances for Managers to Recognize Now

Paul Strafer, RHIA, CCS ICD10-Monitor June 15, 2015

Coder Assessments: Why they’re Critical in the Brave New World of ICD-10

Paul Strafer, RHIA, CCS ICD10-Monitor June 1, 2015

Remediating ICD-10 Knowledge Loss

Michelle A. Black, RHIA Journal of AHIMA June 1, 2015

Fifty Shades of Coding: Tips for Taming ICD-10 Knowledge Loss

Joseph J. Gurrieri, RHIA, CHP ICD10-Monitor April 6, 2015

ICD-10 Journeys: A Health System and Coding Company Compare Notes

By Manny Pena, President & CEO, H.I.M. On Call Journal of AHIMA Newsletter March 17, 2015

Time, Money and Coding in the ED Creates Perfect Storm

Susan Miller, CCS, AHIMA Certified ICD-10 Trainer November 26, 2013

Mitigating Reimbursement Shortfalls in the ED

Susan Miller, CCS, AHIMA Certified ICD-10 Trainer ICD10-Monitor November 01, 2013

Coding Fractures in ICD-10: The Right Code Means Everything

by Joseph J. Gurrieri, RHIA, CHP, ICD10-Monitor September 24, 2013

The Good, Bad, and Reality of Offshore Coding

by Joe Gurrieri, RHIA, CHP and Karen Karban, RHIT, CCS AHIMA Body of Knowledge September, 2013

Dual Coding: An ICD-10 Jump-Starter

By Karen M. Karban, RHIT, CCS, H.I.M. On Call For the Record May, 2013

Three Strategies to Augment Coder Staffing for ICD-10

By Karen M. Karban, RHIT, CCS, H.I.M. On Call ICD-10 Monitor April 23, 2013

H.I.M. ON CALL helps healthcare facilities tackle complex ICD-10 coding issues

By Manny Pena, President & CEO, H.I.M. On Call & B.G. Doyle Caribbean Big Business Profiles November 29, 2012

ICD-10: The Evil Twin of the Metric System?

By Joseph J. Gurrieri, Vice President & COO, H.I.M. On Call Porter Research December 9, 2011

ICD-10 Coder Training on Island Time

Hospital General Menonita in Puerto Rico is one hour away, many months ahead. By Ruth Nater, RHIA ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals September 19, 2011

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