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Compliance Efforts Get Some PEPP

Author: Bryant, Gloryanne H.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 1999


Earlier this year, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) informed the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) that "the DRG system is vulnerable to abuse by providers who wish to increase reimbursement inappropriately through upcoding, particularly so within certain DRGs.&....

E-Learning for HIM, Theory and Practice: a New World Order or Reinforcement of Existing (E-)Learning Theory?

Author: Bryant, Gloryanne H.; Reimer, Jim

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007

Background

Despite the fast pace of e-learning adoption, many leaders and even educators are still skeptical of e-learning as a valid method to educate the workforce. A clear understanding of how learning theory applies to e-learning provides the common base upon which all learning is bu....

Ensuring Proper Wound Care Service Coding: OIG Highlights Need for Organizations to Assess Wound Care Coding Practices

Author: Bryant, Gloryanne H.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2007



This year the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued two reports relating to wound care services and Medicare payments. As the OIG has included wound care services as part of its 2007 work plan, coding and HIM professionals should review each report and re-assess their organization̵....

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