Denise Wilson will be presenting at the AHIMA CDI Summit, August 6th-7th. Denise’s topic is titled, “The Role of the CDS in the Management of Clinical Validation Denials.”
Intersect Healthcare is pleased to welcome Tomak to their team. In this new role, she will help improve service and equip medical facilities to recover greater revenue. She brings over 20 years of experience in hospital revenue cycle where she lead the clinical, coding and billing compliance audit and denial activities.
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By Denise Wilson, RN, MS, RRT
EDITOR’S NOTE: With Hurricane Irma expected to impact Miami-County today, this story, updated from a news alert posted last week on the ICD10monitor website, offers lessons learned for hospitals and caregivers in the path of Irma.
Our thoughts continue to go out this week to the people of Texas, especially the first responders and caregivers and all who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25th as the strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade. Since Harvey’s landfall, southeast Texas has experienced catastrophic flooding, devastation of homes and loss of lives.
Practical steps to reduce insurance denials and steadily improve the bottom line
By Kendall Smith, MD | Chief Physician Advisor to the Intersect Healthcare Leadership Team
I was writing an appeal for a hospital system the other day to a large insurer. It was one of many similar appeals related to the same medication and the same procedure I’d written many other times over the previous few months. It then occurred to me that, absent some feedback to the physicians involved, likely, I’d be addressing any number of similar denials again a year down the road.