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Cover Story

The Buttons Tell the Tale: Documentation Matters

By J. Stuart Showalter

A revenue cycle expert explains why hospitals should spend as much money on “fixing” the reasons for denials as they do on “fighting” denials once they occur.

Web Extra: Inpatient Admission Certification Form

A certification form helps physicians and hospitals organize documentation for easy access by Medicare auditors.

Compliance & Legal Issues

Understanding CMS’s Appeals Delay

By J. Stuart Showalter

A backlog in the Medicare appeals process may mean that providers will have to wait months to obtain a full resolution of their claims.

Staff Management

Focus on Positives to Increase Staff Motivation

Employers should place as much emphasis on increasing positive employee experiences as they do on reducing negative experiences in the workplace.

Performance Improvement

Using Productivity to Improve Claims Throughput

By Karen Wagner

Blessing Hospital’s revenue cycle leaders review weekly the number of charts completed by coders on an hourly basis.

Coding Q&A

Another ICD-10 Delay? Now What?

By Kim Felix

Keep coders fresh on ICD-10 education by offering weekly review sessions to avoid the dreaded “use it or lose it” scenario that requires retraining later on.

Figure at a Glance

Commercial Versus Medicare Bundled Payment Arrangements

Medicare bundled payments require attention post-acute care management, while successful commercial episode-based payments depend on negotiating appropriate DRG prices.

Publication Date: Tuesday, July 01, 2014