A Look Ahead

COVID-19 and the Plight of the Coder

COVID-19 and the Plight of the Coder

In a matter of weeks, HIM management reorganized and cross-trained their staff to provide the necessary resources for coding telemedicine visits, training on the new codes, assisting in a CDI role for the new documentation challenges, and auditing to monitor adherence to the new coding guidance.

HIM Challenge Met – Changes in Patient Type and Volume

HIM Challenge Met – Changes in Patient Type and Volume

In a matter of weeks, HIM management reorganized and cross-trained their staff to provide the necessary resources for coding telemedicine visits, training on the new codes, assisting in a CDI role for the new documentation challenges, and auditing to monitor adherence to the new coding guidance.

Is the Remote HIM Workforce Here to Stay?

Is the Remote HIM Workforce Here to Stay?

According to a survey conducted by Slack, newly remote knowledge workers1 are struggling to adapt to home-based offices and virtual collaboration realities during COVID-19’s mass office exodus. Slower paced communication across teams often evolves into bigger...

COVID-19 Challenges, Implications and New Trends for HIM

COVID-19 Challenges, Implications and New Trends for HIM

Healthcare organizations have been forced to stall many process improvement projects over the years due to lack of budget and resources. Enter the coronavirus. The realization quickly set in for HIM and revenue cycle departments that process improvements were the only...

Our New Normal Gives HIM a Chance to Shine

Our New Normal Gives HIM a Chance to Shine

With a positive change in mindset, HIM and coding teams have an opportunity to not only recover, but prosper and be better than ever! While HIM professionals are dealing with current challenges including reduced patient volume, layoffs and furloughs and working from...

Our New Normal Is Around the Corner

Our New Normal Is Around the Corner

As the U.S. begins its recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, evidence strongly suggests that there will never be a return to “normal” for healthcare providers and HIM professionals, but rather a return to a “new normal” that we all should prepare to embrace. The crisis...

Moving to ICD-11

Moving to ICD-11

ICD-11 Is Coming, or Is It?ICD-11 is the newest version of the International Classification of Diseases. It was presented by the World Health Organization (WHO) and approved at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2019 for adoption by member states. However, the...

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...

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