Melinda.Tully’s stories

With the release of their FY2020 IPPS Final Rule, CMS appears to be sending a clear message: they’re working to transform the healthcare delivery system to bring patients better value and better outcomes. The new policies reflect some historic changes as well as more traditional, expected updates; in all cases, the Final Rule has important […]

Every profession evolves over time—and that’s no truer than in the realm of CDI professionals, who must learn and adapt each and every day. Continuous learning happens daily, with every new case and each interaction. But, formalized continuing education remains especially vital. The benefits of continuing education are wide and well-documented, from improving your earning […]

Superheroes, it’s been said, symbolize hope as well as “the power to overcome any adversary.” They do good deeds, sweep in to save people who can’t save themselves, and act courageously in the face of adversity. Superheroes don’t exist only in fiction, however, and as the catchphrase goes, “not all heroes wear capes,” and the […]


Originally posted in the August 2019 ICD-10 Monitor. The concept of “doing more with less” is far from uncommon. You hear it every day in nearly every aspect of life: at home, we strive to live simply; in the community, we build resiliency; and at work, we are asked to boost productivity while improving effectiveness. […]