• Coding Tips: Obstetrical Procedures
    by Nena Scott on July 31, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    The TrustHCS education team provides regular in-service coding tips to our team of credentialed coding professionals. This month, obstetrical procedures were highlighted. Compiling coding clinic information and various guidelines, the following covers the tips provided to the TrustHCS team.   General Reminders The following are good reminders when coding obstetric procedures. Obstetric section (1) is […] The post Coding Tips: Obstetrical Procedures appeared first on TrustHCS. […]

  • From 2012 to 2019, Where Are We Now?
    by Kylie Ennis on July 19, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    HIM: Then, Now, and Beyond As Health Information Management Professionals ponder the thought of where the field is going, it is evident that there are concerns of the department as we know it withering away entirely. With the use of electronic records, we are beginning to see job roles change. Some facilities have not made […] The post From 2012 to 2019, Where Are We Now? appeared first on TrustHCS. […]

  • The Question Around HIM and CDI Unemployment
    by Danielle Richmond on June 20, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Inquiring minds want to know!   May of 2009, unemployment was at 9.4% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In May of 2019 the rate was down almost 6% to a total 3.6%. Within a decade the outlook on employment has changed dramatically. Looking deeper into the Health Information Management and Clinical Documentation Improvement […] The post The Question Around HIM and CDI Unemployment appeared first on TrustHCS. […]

  • Expanding Clinical Documentation Improvement Programs
    by Autumn Reiter on June 11, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Starting with a Solid Foundation Author: Autumn Reiter – Live notes from CHIA 2019, Tuesday, June 11   One statistic that caught our attention from the ACDIS 2018 CDI Week Industry Overview Survey hit on those who are now reviewing outpatient or ambulatory records within their CDI programs. 53.20% of the annual survey respondents noted […] The post Expanding Clinical Documentation Improvement Programs appeared first on TrustHCS. […]

  • Would you like a $9 million impact from your CDI program?
    by Dalton Patterson on May 31, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    The Story of CoxHealth’s CDI Expansion   Are you considering the buy, or technically speaking, “outsourced” option for your new CDI program?  So whether you are implementing a new program or enhancing your existing program, partnering with a reputable vendor may be the best option for your facility.  The following is an example of a […] The post Would you like a $9 million impact from your CDI program? appeared first on TrustHCS. […]

  • Build, Buy, or Blend Dilemma: Finding the Perfect Fit for your CDI Program
    by Dalton Patterson on May 10, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    What does it take to build and run a successful CDI program?  Many leaders face the dilemma of whether to develop their CDI solution from scratch, total outsource, or blend the two to fit their unique situation?  Over the next three blog posts, we will reveal several approaches to build, buy, or blend to assist […] The post Build, Buy, or Blend Dilemma: Finding the Perfect Fit for your CDI Program appeared first on TrustHCS. […]

  • How $100 Could Help Your Coding and CDI Career: Talent Talk
    by Dalton Patterson on April 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Each day, the TrustHCS recruiting team reaches out to and speaks with established and up-and-coming talent in the Coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement space. My recruiting team is consistently asked, “What can I be doing to help increase my chances of landing my dream job?” I recently asked my team their thoughts around this question. […] The post How $100 Could Help Your Coding and CDI Career: Talent Talk appeared first on TrustHCS. […]

  • Lithotripsy with Basket Extraction: Answering Your Questions
    by Nena Scott on April 23, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    In February, our lunch and learn series titled “Coding and Documenting Genitourinary Procedures for Accurate CPT and ICD-10-PCS Code Assignment” had several questions regarding coding lithotripsy basket extraction of stones. Given the number of inquiries on this topic, the TrustHCS team wanted to dive a bit deeper in this area.   The Key Question It […] The post Lithotripsy with Basket Extraction: Answering Your Questions appeared first on TrustHCS. […]

  • 2019 AHIMA HIP Week: Recognizing One of our First HIP
    by Dalton Patterson on March 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    This week has been one for reflecting, recognizing, and emphasizing the influence that health information professionals have in our industry. We have highlighted a handful of the TrustHCS team our leadership wanted to pay special attention to during this special week. As we reflected on the 500+ health information professionals on our team, we could […] The post 2019 AHIMA HIP Week: Recognizing One of our First HIP appeared first on TrustHCS. […]

  • 2019 AHIMA HIP Week: Employee Recognition, Part 4
    by Dalton Patterson on March 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 We have loved getting the opportunity to spotlight our employees this week! The end of the week may be closing in, but we aren’t stopping yet! As we are recognizing our employees for their exceptional performance in the health information arena, don’t forget that that Trust Builder Award is […] The post 2019 AHIMA HIP Week: Employee Recognition, Part 4 appeared first on TrustHCS. […]