The Burden of Quality Reporting Revisited

A new report showed health systems spend nearly $39 billion a year on administrative activities related to regulatory compliance, according to a study released today by the AHA (American Hospital Association). The average hospital spends $7.6 million annually to...

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Building a Compliance Program: Where Do I Start?

If you are new to compliance or new to building a compliance program, you may be asking yourself “where do I start?” As an educator and compliance professional, I’ve heard this question many times and even asked it myself. Even those who have been compliance officers...

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HURRICANE HARVEY: How to help and where to donate…

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with our friends in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The aftermath of Harvey has overwhelmed Houston and the surrounding areas with much heartache, loss and devastation.  Many of us feel the urge to lend a helping hand, here...

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Coding Q&A with RMC: “tear” codes

RMC’s AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainers meet multiple times per week fielding questions from clients and staff.  Above is an actual question that was submitted, along with our team’s response.* CODING QUESTION: I would like to get some clarification on “tear” codes. I...

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