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ICD and DSM coding compliance will be important in 2020 and beyond

November 4, 2016     Lisette Wright

Many providers have had a couple rounds of behavioral health reimbursement denials in the last year, which leaves the clinician and organization at risk.

Implement and track the new metrics and quality measures

August 2, 2016     Lisette Wright

How do you prepare your organization to engage a model of care that emphasizes value, measures and population health reporting? Let’s start with some simple concepts.

Here’s why your claims are being rejected

April 1, 2016     Lisette Wright

Medicare and Medicaid programs have been rejecting claims for certain diagnoses. It seems the common thread for these rejections is the utilization of certain unspecified diagnoses that are obtained directly out of the DSM-5 purple book.

Where health IT is really headed

February 1, 2016     Lisette Wright

Population health is one of our ultimate goals, but you'll need to leverage your EHR and your data in increasingly more creative ways to reach that goal in the future. Here are some quick tips to start on the path.

ICD-11 represents an exciting initiative by WHO

December 10, 2015     Lisette Wright

The changes from ICD-10 to ICD-11 should be minimal. Regardless of when ICD-11 is adopted in the United States, it is imperative that we all be ready for it.

Assess your EHR situation

November 9, 2015     Lisette Wright

The goals for the assessment are to ensure the EHR can support the clinical tasks and the end users workflow with minimal constraints, adverse impact or compromises to patient safety

What is ICD-10 compliance in behavioral health?

October 19, 2015     Lisette Wright

Lack of compliance with ICD-10 ultimately puts organizations at risk, so follow your checklist of policies and continuous process improvement.

ICD-10 concerns remain, two weeks to go

September 17, 2015     Lisette Wright

With less than two weeks to go until ICD-10, the behavioral health industry continues to struggle with understanding what is happening, why, and the impact to clients, providers and paychecks.

Know where your EHR vendor gets ICD-10 CM codes

July 29, 2015     Lisette Wright

What you don’t know about the source of your vendors’ EHR codes can be problematic.

ICD-10 and DSM-5: Why all the fuss?

May 30, 2015     Lisette Wright

The fuss is about anxiety and money. Running on thin profit margins as-is, we have little room in our bank accounts to put up with delayed or denied claims.


Lisette Wright

IT Consulting for Health and Human Services

Lisette Wright


Lisette Wright, M.A., LP has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare...

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