Category: Tips & Trends

New Year’s Resolutions for Healthcare Professionals

2019 tips

New Year’s Resolutions by Cathy Massaro MSW, CCM, MPU Education SME   Who ever thought that making New Year’s resolutions was a good thing to do after surviving the holiday season starting with Thanksgiving in November? We have already had too much to drink, eaten even more, spent extensive time with people we rarely see …

Ambulance transportation- Helpful hints for a Medicare patient being discharged from a hospital

MedPartners hospital staffing

Medical Necessity* is likely: Is being discharged to a skilled nursing facility Meets “bed confined status: Unable to get-up from bed without assistance Unable to ambulate, and Unable to sit in a chair or wheelchair Has at least one other commonly documented medical necessity condition Medical necessity is possible, but patient condition must be thoroughly …

Songs to Do CPR By

healthcare tips

Songs to Do CPR By Susan Schmunk, CSTR, CAISS Have you ever thought that you wouldn’t be able to do CPR if you were called to? There is a collection of songs on Spotify, “Songs to do CPR to” playlist, that may help you.

Burns in Children

  Susan Schmunk, CSTR, CAISS According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on average, every day, 300 children ages 0 to 19 are treated in emergency rooms across the country for burn-related injuries and two children die as a result of being burned.

NCCI Edit Resolution In Three Easy Steps

NCCI Edits

NCCI Edit Resolution In Three Easy Steps Lynn Thornton, RHIA, CCS HIM IMEducation & Compliance Manager   Are you stymied by NCCI Edits? Do you really understand the meaning of modifier indicator (1) on the NCCI Procedure to Procedure (PTP) Edit Tables? What about the edit rationales? Are you able to navigate the tables and …

What Makes a Good Data Manager?

What Makes a Good Data Manager? As the volume of data at healthcare organizations continues to expand, there has become an increased demand for data managers to interpret and manage this body of information.

Stand out as an HIM Candidate

Stand out as an HIM Candidate   As demand for healthcare professionals becomes greater, there are a growing number of people entering the health information management (HIM) field.