How To Hit the Mark with Documentation - January 2018

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How to Hit the Mark With Documentation When Healthcare Policy Is a Moving Target
By Maria St. Louis-Sanchez


In the past year, it's been tough to open a newspaper or watch TV without hearing about potential changes to the U.S. healthcare system or Medicare. With the future healthcare landscape unclear, and the memory of Recovery Audit Contracto...

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MIPS: Medicare’s Strategy to Reimburse for Value Over Volume
By Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP


It has been roughly ten years since the Institute for Healthcare Improvement released what they described as the Triple Aim framework for improving healthcare. The framework has been an ambitious one, entailing the simultaneous pursuits of imp...

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Healthcare Policy: Where It Comes From and How to Change It
By John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


A few years ago, a surgeon affiliated with a prominent medical system in Chicago passed away. He had been a well-respected mentor to many medical students and residents, and many of his former trainees eloquently described the impact that his ment...

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Academy Society Spotlight

Academy Society Spotlight: Policy Influence and Clinical Realities
By Richard W. Miller, CO, FAAOP


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administers the provision of healthcare to beneficiaries in the United States. The goal of healthcare public policy is to balance needs with available and limited resources. Busy clinicians focu...

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Today's Consumer

Robert Poirier, Walking on Air
By Betta Ferrendelli


Robert Poirier was struck by a drunk driver while riding a motorcycle to work at Big Bear Lake in Southern California one evening in late summer 1964. Poirier, who was 17 at the time, remembers waking up on the side of the road knowing immediately...

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Better Business

Speaker Delivers Awesomely Simple Business Advice
By Chris Field, MBA


There is a story in ancient Greek mythology about a man named Sisyphus who is tasked with pushing a large boulder up a hill only to have it slip from his grasp just as he nears the summit. The rock rolls back down the hill from whence it started,...

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On Topic

Your Clients Are Looking at Reviews, Are You?
By Erin Cammarata


Based on a 2016 Nielsen study, more than 80 percent of Americans seek recommendations when making a purchase of any kind. Aren't you more likely to choose a restaurant that has five stars than one that has one star or has no web presence at all? W...

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Viewpoint

Navigating the Uncertainties of Healthcare Policy
By Andrea Spridgen


As we begin the new year, many are closely watching federal healthcare policy,which seems to shift daily, as well as adjusting to changes in our owninsurance coverage that may have come with a new plan year. As we watch andanticipate how these c...

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Online Exclusive

Ransomware by the Numbers: Bigger, Bolder, Bleaker


"The Increasing Threat of Ransomware in Healthcare," in the December issue of The O&P EDGE , addresses a pervasive cybersecurity issue in healthcare that’s fueled by the sensitive information held in electronic medical records and fanned by the ne...

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