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Surgical Precision in Clinical Documentation Connects Patient Safety, Quality of Care, and Reimbursement

Author: Kittinger, Benjamin J; Matejicka, Anthony II; Mahabir, Raman C

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: January 2016


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Emphasis on quality of care has become a major focus for healthcare providers and institutions. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has multiple quality-of-care performance programs and initiatives aimed at providing transparency to the public, which provide th....

Keys to Help Solve Patient Data Matching

Author: Nelson, Michael L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2015



Accurate patient data matching is a critical patient safety issue. Overlays that comingle the medical information of two or more people may lead to disastrous adverse medical events and duplicate medical records, which may be fragmented and incomplete and can limit the effectiveness of tr....

Closing the Loop on Quality and CDI: Refocusing Programs to Ensure an Accurate Picture of Clinical Care

Author: Gurrieri, Joseph J; Milligan, Cassie; Strafer, Paul

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2015



The ultimate goal of most CDI programs is to improve the quality of patient care through more accurate and complete clinical documentation. A potential increase in revenue is, of course, a positive byproduct of doing so—which makes sense. If organizations can demonstrate severity of illne....

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