Describe how coding impacts collection of HAC, PSI and readmission data. Measures and exclusion criteria. Importance of data accuracy and reliability. How this data is used and affects hospital star and compare ratings and payments. How a concurrent/pre-bill review in partnership with CDI and clinical subject matter experts and engagement of providers can improve your results.
April 6, 2020
1 CE – Evolving Topics
Natalie George, RHIA, CCS, CDIP
Natalie George RHIA, CCS, CDIP is the Director of Coding and Revenue Integrity for New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She oversees a team of 70+ coding and revenue integrity specialists responsible for facility based coding services including inpatient, outpatient surgery, emergency department, hospital based clinics, ancillary testing, pre-bill edits, and denial management. She has over 25 years of experience in the Health Information Management field and is an AHIMA approved ICD-10 Trainer. Natalie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Administration from East Carolina University and has earned her RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator), CCS (Certified Coding Specialist), and CDIP (Certified Documentation Improvement Professional) credentials from AHIMA and has a LEAN green belt. She has held various volunteer positions at the state and regional levels of NCHIMA and is currently the treasurer for the East Region. She is a past recipient of the RACE (Regional Area Coding Education) award from AHIMA for ICD-10 educational provided to members in NC.