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Cover Story

Creating Package Prices for Self-Pay Patients 

By Lola Butcher

Wooster Community Hospital was prompted by its local self-pay Amish community to offer package pricing for common services and procedures. However, the hospital found that the package pricing is popular with all self-pay patients, especially those who require imaging services.


Slowing Down to Speed Up: Gaining Control Over ICD-10 

By Katrina Belt & Allison Alavi

Baptist Health took a bold move and stopped its ICD-10 conversion efforts so it could regroup and refocus around its top ICD-10 program priority—protecting margins.

Performance Improvement

Reviewing Weekly Performance Metrics Reduces Days in A/R

By Karen Wagner 

New EHR reporting capabilities coupled with weekly performance reviews helped MAP Award-winning Rochester General Health System to reduce days in A/R by 53 percent in less than two years.

Coding Q&A

Coding Changes for Removing Excess Ear Wax 

By Katherine L. Duncan

Get clarification on the different coding procedures for ear wax removal and when it's appropriate to submit a separate service item.

Figure at a Glance

Using the Top Diagnosis Codes to Guide the ICD-10 Conversion

Many providers are focusing their ICD-10 documentation, vendor support, training, and testing on the most used DRGs in their organizations.

Publication Date: Thursday, June 05, 2014