Health Information Management

Don’t fall prey to coding information overload

HIM-HIPAA Insider, November 15, 2011

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Becoming inundated with coding information is easy in this fast-paced world of interconnectedness.The sheer volume of ongoing regulatory changes only adds to the sense of being overwhelmed. How can coders keep pace with this data cascade without letting it completely devour their days?

Clients frequently ask Darice M. Grzybowski, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA, president and founder of HIMentors, LLC, in Westchester, IL, this question. As a consultant, Grzybowski often informs hospitals of regulatory changes via presentations, training, and newsletters tailored to meet their needs. This saves hospital employees countless hours they would otherwise spend researching, reading, and relaying information, she says.
 
Coders and their managers can help themselves manage this information, says Grzybowski.
 
Editor’s note: Click here to read the entire article in the November issue of Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies.



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