Talk Ten Tuesdays

Health & Wellness Podcasts

Get the most up-to-minute news and information on ICD-10. Join Chuck Buck and Erica Remer, MD, FACEP, CCDS, every Tuesday as they welcome ICD10monitor contributing editors and special guests to monitor and report on the progress that all healthcare stakeholders are experiencing in their respective implementations of ICD-10. Register to attend live here: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1236510&tp_key=da0e4c0f76

Location:

United States

Description:

Get the most up-to-minute news and information on ICD-10. Join Chuck Buck and Erica Remer, MD, FACEP, CCDS, every Tuesday as they welcome ICD10monitor contributing editors and special guests to monitor and report on the progress that all healthcare stakeholders are experiencing in their respective implementations of ICD-10. Register to attend live here: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1236510&tp_key=da0e4c0f76

Language:

English

Contact:

6512923419


Episodes

Exclusive Series: The Plight of Rural Hospitals

1/31/2023
As rural hospital closures continue to increase (136 have occurred between 2010 and 2021), health information management (HIM) and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) professionals have key roles in ensuring revenue integrity and optimization essential to sound operations and access. Even so, small facilities, especially those operating independently, simply do not have the resources that larger chains have to negotiate favorable payer contracts and to implement processes,...

Duration:00:32:43

Coding Confusion: AMA’s Two-in-One Code Calamity

1/24/2023
Who knew that when the venerable American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) combining two hospital encounter service types into one code set of inpatient/observation services – initial and subsequent – consternation would be the outcome. The confusion: what entity can actually bill an inpatient initial code, 99221-99223, and who must default to subsequent codes or report office and other outpatient codes when seeing patients in the observation setting? The good news: during the next live...

Duration:00:29:59

The Reporting Dilemma: DRG Mismatches (Part II)

1/17/2023
The term “DRG mismatches” is most often used to describe situations wherein the working diagnosis-related group (DRG) selected by the clinical documentation improvement specialist (CDIS) differs from the final coded DRG, signaling that the CDIS and the coder have arrived at different principal diagnoses. In other situations, a procedure may have been coded incorrectly by the CDI professional, causing the DRG mismatch. But here’s good news: there’s a new workflow for resolving inpatient DRG...

Duration:00:29:38

Mary's Bookclub: Nuclear Medicine All Access Pass

1/12/2023
Listen to Mary's Bookclub, where Mary summarizes the products you can find at the MedLearn online bookstore! In this episode, Mary goes over the Nuclear Medicine All Access Pass, and why it is an important product for healthcare professionals.

Duration:00:02:36

Exclusive: The Reporting Dilemma: DRG Mismatches (Part I)

1/10/2023
Within the hospital setting, the term “mismatch” is most often used to describe a situation wherein the final working diagnosis-related group (DRG) selected by the clinical documentation improvement (CDISs) specialists from the final coded DRG. This can be due to many reasons. One of the most frequent reasons is that the CDI professional and coder have arrived at a different principal diagnosis. In other situations, a CC (complication or comorbidity) or MCC (Major CC) may not have been...

Duration:00:28:49

Mary's Bookclub: Infusion & Injection All Access Pass

12/14/2022
Listen to Mary's Bookclub, where Mary summarizes the products you can find at the MedLearn online bookstore! In this episode, Mary goes over the Infusion & Injection All Access Pass, and why it is an important product for healthcare professionals.

Duration:00:02:47

Crossing State Lines: Telehealth

12/13/2022
Telehealth is considered to be rendered at the physical location of the patient, and therefore a provider typically needs to be licensed in the patient’s state. When the public health emergency (PHE) was declared in March of 2020, most states, followed the federal exceptions under the 1135 CARES Act waivers, allowing, an out-of-state provider to render services via telemedicine in a state where they are not located, or allow a clinician to provide services via telehealth in a state if...

Duration:00:31:31

National Coding Roundup

12/6/2022
New codes. Old codes. Deleted codes. ICD-10 codes, evaluation and management (E&M) codes, and Z codes. It’s raining codes, and during the next live edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays, you’ll hear the very latest coding news – along with all you need to know to keep you performing at the top of your game. The live broadcast will also feature these other segments: CDI Report: The Dunn Report: Journaling John: TalkBack:

Duration:00:28:48

Mary's Bookclub: Comprehensive Cardiology All Access Pass

11/30/2022
Listen to Mary's Bookclub, where Mary summarizes the products you can find at the MedLearn online bookstore! In this episode, Mary goes over the Comprehensive Cardiology All Access Pass, and why it is an important product for healthcare professionals.

Duration:00:03:07

Z Codes: How Mapping Patient Responses Reveals Community Health Disparities

11/29/2022
Be sure to join us for the next live edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays, when Karen Bartrom, director of clinical integration and documentation at Cameron Memorial Hospital in Indiana, will report on how Z codes – the social determinants of health (SDoH) and ICD-10-CM codes – can reveal insights related to the health of a community. With the mapping of patient SDoH responses to Z-codes, valuable aggregate data on a community’s health disparities can be validated and measurable. And the capturing...

Duration:00:27:56

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: More to Come in 2023?

11/22/2022
Will the United States experience another federal public health emergency (PHE) beyond Jan. 11, 2023? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Oct. 13 renewed the PHE for an additional 90 days. Meanwhile, states continue to wait for a 60-day termination warning, as HHS had promised earlier. Joining the broadcast during the next live edition of the popular Internet radio program Talk Ten Tuesdays will be nationally recognized professional coder, auditor, and consultant Terry...

Duration:00:29:35

Mary's Bookclub: Ultrasound Coder

11/16/2022
Listen to Mary's Bookclub, where Mary summarizes the books you can find at the MedLearn online bookstore! In today's episode, Mary explains the importance of Ultrasound Coder. Listen in to find out why this textbook could be a great addition to add to your essential library.

Duration:00:02:33

Patient Safety Indicators: Under Pressure to Reduce PSI Composite Scores

11/15/2022
Our exclusive series on patient safety indicators (PSIs), being produced by ICD10monitor and Talk Ten Tuesdays in association with ChristianaCare, will continue next week. During the next live edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays, Dr. Jennifer Brettler and Kimberly Seery, both from the Delaware-based health system, will give you on a close-up look at AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator 90 – Patient Safety and Adverse Events Composite. Diving deep into the subject, you will also gain critically important...

Duration:00:29:55

2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Health Equity at the Intersection of Cancer Screening

11/8/2022
Long-awaited and highly anticipated, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule for 2023 released this past week supports the expansion of access to behavioral health and cancer screening, while promoting health equity. The timing of this Final Rule brings to mind the loss of actor Chadwick Boseman of Black Panther fame. Boseman died in 2020, following his battle with colon cancer – an issue addressed in the Final Rule with a focus on...

Duration:00:32:02

Medicare Disadvantage: Diagnosis Manipulations, Denying Care

11/1/2022
Much like urban legends, the recurring tales of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans being accused of manipulating diagnoses and denying care that otherwise would have been covered under traditional Medicare are gaining traction. They are now even being referred to as Medicare “Dis-Advantage” plans because of all the manipulation, much related to the fact that a MA patient is more expensive to the Medicare program than a traditional Medicare patient. The government pays MA insurers a set amount...

Duration:00:31:28

Last Call: An Updated Industry Practice Brief Offers Guidelines for Achieving a Compliant Query

10/25/2022
Today is the very last day to comment on the recently posted industry practice brief titled Guidelines to Achieving a Compliant Query Practice, co-authored by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS). The updated brief was released on Oct. 10, 2022 and has been open for comments. During the next live edition of the popular and long-running Talk Ten Tuesdays broadcast, Karen Carr, an AHIMA CDI...

Duration:00:30:04

Do No Harm: A Team Approach to Improve Patient Safety Indicators

10/18/2022
It takes a village to raise a child, but it took an integrated, multi-discipled team approach to improve patient safety indicators (PSIs) at ChristianaCare – as you’ll learn more about on Tuesday, Oct. 18, during the next live edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays, the popular, long-running Internet radio program produced by ICD10monitor. In cooperation with ChristianaCare, Talk Ten Tuesdays and ICD10monitor are beginning a new series on PSIs, with specific focus on how a team approach is helping...

Duration:00:31:47

Mary's Bookclub: Nuclear Medicine & PET Coder

10/12/2022
Listen to Mary's Bookclub, where Mary summarizes the books you can find at the MedLearn online bookstore! In today's episode, Mary explains the importance of Nuclear Medicine & PET Coder. Listen in to find out why this textbook could be a great addition to add to your essential library.

Duration:00:02:31

Exclusive New Query Practice Brief: What’s New and What’s Out

10/11/2022
Long awaited and highly anticipated is the new the Industry Practice Brief Guidelines to Achieving a Compliant Query Practice©, scheduled to released Monday, Oct. 10. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) have co-authored an update to the Industry Practice Brief Guidelines to Achieving a Compliant Query Practice©. Many important elements have been updated and added to the practice brief to...

Duration:00:34:20

National Healthcare News Roundup

10/4/2022
Important healthcare news is happening at a furious rate and that is why the editorial team at ICD10monitor and Talk Ten Tuesdays is producing a national healthcare news roundup to deliver the news you need to know. During this special 60-minute broadcast you learn the latest coding news, as well as news about updates to the 2023 E&M coding and guideline changes, plus discover how one major health system has created a multi-disciplined team to master patient safety indicators.

Duration:00:58:15