The impact of conservative coding – Part 2

Getting to the clinical truth is the real purpose of coding, according to our two experts on this episode of our award-winning podcast. We’ll continue our discussion on avoiding defensive coding practices and improving clinical data and reimbursement.

 

Guest speakers:
Jim Tamburini, BS, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CDIP
Senior Consulting Director
Vizient

 

Sheila Bowlds, MBA
Senior Consulting Director
Vizient

 

Moderator:
Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM
Principal
Clinical Operations and Quality
Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[01:15] Fear of denials: the basis of conservative coding practices

[01:55] Proactive coding

[02:32] Getting to the true clinical story

[04:11] Physician involvement in getting to the truth

[06:22] Dealing with patient safety indicators (PSIs) and hospital-acquired conditions (HACs)

[08:47] Vizient’s support

[10:38] Clinical language vs. coding language

[12:08] Issues around copying and pasting

 

Links | Resources:

To contact Modern Practice: modernpracticepodcast@vizientinc.com

Jim Tamburini’s emaill: james.tamburini@vizientinc.com

Sheila Bowlds’ email: sheila.bowlds@vizientinc.com

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