Entries by Giovanna Govea

Coding Q & A with ECLAT Expert – Marie Thomas

Question: J96.00 (Principal DX) – Acute respiratory failure, unspecified whether with hypoxia or hypercapnia S06.6X6A (Admitting DX) – Traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours without return to pre-existing conscious level with patient surviving, initial encounter 00N.00ZZ (Principle Procedure Code- ICD-10-PCS) – Release Brain, Open Approach What would be the appropriate […]

Webinar Roundup: Exploring Respiratory Failure from a Clinical Perspective

As revenue cycle management, medical coding, and clinical documentation improvement professionals, the topic of acute and chronic respiratory failure is something that comes across our clients’ screens regularly. It is a very unique health issue that many don’t fully understand, and that can be difficult to document. Because of its distinctive properties, and popular audience […]

What Does ICD-11 Mean for Global Medical Coding Companies?

Global medical coding companies must keep up with industry technological and regulatory changes, and the recent announcement of ICD-11 is another change that we must adapt our processes to meet. But before we get into what the ICD-11 changes mean for medical coding companies, let’s remind ourselves of the purpose of ICD, and how essential […]

Clinical Documentation Plays A Crucial Role in the Revenue Cycle

Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) is becoming increasingly valuable in today’s healthcare world. CDI’s relevance is supported by AHIMA’s newly-released a CDI outpatient toolkit. This toolkit equips providers with the guidance they need to establish their own CDI system. Toolkits like this paired with professional clinical documentation improvement services help providers review their documentation processes and […]

CACs vs Human Auditors & Coders

2018 is the year of the ICD-10 audit! Two years after ICD-10 was implemented, coding and documentation regulations have finally stabilized, after some providers experienced tumultuous transition periods. Now is the perfect time for providers to run ICD-10 audits to identify any current errors and opportunities to improve their coding practices for the future. Providers […]

Why Choosing a Billing Company That Practices Billing Transparency is Crucial

One of the biggest issues plaguing healthcare providers is implementing the best billing practices and receiving full, on-time payment from patients. The need to improve billing practices is more important than ever, with roughly 30% of healthcare revenue being paid by patients. Because the stakes are high, many healthcare providers turn to billing companies to […]

ECLAT is Proud to Celebrate the 29th Annual HIP Week

The 29th Annual Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week runs from March 18 -24, and we are so excited to be a part of it! So many wonderful and talented HIP staff work for ECLAT, and we can’t wait to celebrate our talented team of medical coders and ICD-10 auditors and thank them for the incredible […]