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    HEDIS Quality Measure: Colorectal Cancer Screening

    HEDIS Quality Measure: Colorectal Cancer Screening | 3/21/2019

    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Remind your patients of the importance of colorectal cancer screening.

    Acute, Chronic or Historical – What is the correct code for DVT/PE? | 2/21/2019

    Understand the difference in documentation requirements of acute, chronic or historical DVT/PE.

    Use, Abuse or Dependence – Substance-Related Disorders | 2/7/2019

    Tips for documenting of substance-related disorders to prevent incorrect coding.

    What Is Medication Reconciliation Post-Discharge? | 1/17/2019

    Medication reconciliation key to patient safety and care coordination efforts.

    What Is the Correct Way to Code COPD? | 1/3/2019

    COPD is a common disease with complicated coding guidelines. Here are tips for correctly coding.

    Respiratory Failure: Acute, Chronic or Both? | 12/6/2018

    Understand what documentation is needed to code respiratory failure to the highest level of specificity.

    Seizure, Seizure Disorder, Epilepsy – What’s the Difference? | 11/15/2018

    Coding a seizure as epilepsy is a common, but serious coding error.

    Home Test Kits for Colorectal Cancer | 11/1/2018

    Members in eastern Washington and Alaska will receive a home test kit. Here’s what you need to know.

    Common Mistake: Coding Cancer as Active When It’s Not | 11/1/2018

    Reduce incorrectly coded cancers by clearly documenting active vs historical cancer.
    HbA1c Testing for Patients with Diabetes

    HbA1c Testing for Patients with Diabetes | 10/18/2018

    Federal Employee Program members may receive a diabetic HbA1c home test kit.

    Medical Records Requests | 10/4/2018

    Your office may be contacted for medical record requests.
    Appointment Scheduling for Care Gaps

    Appointment Scheduling for Care Gaps | 9/20/2018

    Premera is helping Individual members schedule important screenings.