A Look Ahead

KIWI-TEK Excels in Privacy and Security Risk Assessment

KIWI-TEK Excels in Privacy and Security Risk Assessment

KIWI-TEK has attested that they have put into operation a complete set of HIPAA-based privacy and security policies, forms, and a privacy and security risk analysis. As part of our ongoing effort to be the best coding service in the industry, KIWI-TEK is continually...

CFO Zone Puts Coding in the Spotlight

CFO Zone Puts Coding in the Spotlight

Revenue cycle executive involvement is an essential ingredient to recognize the full value of any outsourced coding partnership. For the 70 percent [i]of hospitals, health systems and physician groups that plan to extend outsourced medical...

Denial Prevention-How to Avoid Common Culprits

Denial Prevention-How to Avoid Common Culprits

In this month’s Journal of AHIMA, KIWI-TEK’s article “Denial Prevention: Understanding Common Culprits and How to Avoid Them” explores reasons for coding denials and offers practices to promote optimal reimbursement. As our company’s vice president of coding...

New Demands on Coding Professionals: A Look Ahead

New Demands on Coding Professionals: A Look Ahead

Myriam Johnson, RHIA, Coding Manager, KIWI-TEK | January, 2019 Medical record coding professionals face added duties, technology transitions and new colleague conversations in the year ahead. Professional fee physician coding piles up as hospitals continue their march...

Best Practices To Onboard New Inpatient Coders

Best Practices To Onboard New Inpatient Coders

Sarah Humbert, RHIA, Vice President of Coding Operations, KIWI-TEK,LLC and Catrena Smith, CCS, CCS-P, CPCO, CPC, CIC, CPC-I, CRC, CHTS-PW, Coding Manager, KIWI-TEK | December 20, 2018 In a recent edition of HCPro’s JustCoding.Com, we shared best practices for one of...

EHRs Trigger Billing Backlogs: Three Case Examples

EHRs Trigger Billing Backlogs: Three Case Examples

Overcoming EHR Medical Coding Backlogs A recent KIWI-TEK brief shed light on how frequently EHRs cause reimbursement backlogs and the magnitude at which they do so. This blog post expands upon that theme, offering three real-life examples of EHRs causing errors in...

Tips To Help You Pass A HIPAA Compliance Audit

Tips To Help You Pass A HIPAA Compliance Audit

What Is HIPAA Auditing? Though the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed by Congress in 1996, it wasn’t until 2003 that the first national data privacy and security rules were issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

Tips For Coding Pressure Ulcers In ICD-10

Tips For Coding Pressure Ulcers In ICD-10

On February 21, 2018 Temeka Davis, RHIT, and I hosted a webinar on how to correctly code pressure ulcers. This blog lists three important tips from our presentation for proper coding of pressure ulcers. TIP #1: CHECK YOUR RESOURCES The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory...

How To Maximize Your Coding Audit Results

How To Maximize Your Coding Audit Results

I recently wrote about this topic in the Journal of AHIMA's March 2018 issue. The following blog summarizes key points from the article for coding managers and HIM directors or you can read the full version here. The implementation of ICD-10 in October 2015 brought...

Coding Complex Cases in ICD-10: Ways to Improve Quality

Coding Complex Cases in ICD-10: Ways to Improve Quality

Complex Medical Coding ICD-10 Cases Complex inpatient encounters often involve new, experimental surgical procedures. Most common in academic medical centers, these coding cases create hurdles for coders and medical coding management. Managers may need to forego the...

The Rise and Fall of Offshore Coding

The Rise and Fall of Offshore Coding

U.S. healthcare providers have been utilizing offshore medical coding for over 10 years. Its relevance and benefits parallel our healthcare market dynamics. But once where there were reliable-quality offshore coders working at considerably lower rates than domestic...

The Most Promising Healthcare Solution Providers 2016

The Most Promising Healthcare Solution Providers 2016

From CIOReview Healthcare Special Edition November 24, 2016 The omnipresence of mobile devices and their applications have ushered a paradigm shift in healthcare settings. The infusion of novel technologies and new participants in the market are introducing better...

Fast-track Your Coding Strategy

A How-to Guide for Today’s HIM Leaders

    Fast-track Your Coding Strategy

    A How-to Guide for HIM Directors