HIM Challenge Met – Changes in Patient Type and Volume

HIM Challenge Met – Changes in Patient Type and Volume

Coding Changes in Patient Volume In an effort to control the spread of the pandemic and to focus on COVID-19 patients, providers were directed in March to cancel elective surgeries and all other non-urgent patient visits. Prior to that time, patient volume by type of...
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...