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21 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
miniVHAN Mondays: Driving Quality Performance Through a Culture of Teamwork
Join Tammy Carrington, RN and Clinical Quality Coordinator, with Cool Springs Internal Medicine and Pediatrics as she shares how to develop a culture of quality performance through teamwork and collaboration. Learn how the team integrates a quality measure process into everyday care, seeks input from all team members and develops ongoing training that has led to consistently exceeding quality targets year over year.
27 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
miniVHAN Mondays: Adolescent Gender Identity
Join Vanderbilt's Dr. Cassie Brady, pediatrician and LGBT health specialist, and Danielle McDonough, behavioral health LCSW, as they talk about ways to better engage patients and parents in meaningful conversations about adolescent gender identity. Dr. Brady discusses gender identity terms, importance of addressing mental health needs, when to refer to a Transgender clinic, and specifics around hormone therapy.
27 minutes | May 17, 2021
miniVHAN Mondays: Upper Cumberland Family Physicians
Dr. Ernie Buchanan at Upper Cumberland Family Physicians in Cookeville, TN, talks about the importance of rural, independent practices being part of a clinically integrated network and how VHAN has supported patient care coordination and behavioral health needs. Dr. Buchanan shares his experiences as a network Regional Medical Director and how the concept of team-based care has evolved over the years.
24 minutes | May 5, 2021
miniVHAN Mondays: West Tennessee Healthcare
Join West Tennessee Healthcare’s Dr. Claude Pirtle, Chief Medical Information Office, and Scott Krodel, Chief Information Officer, as they share how the pandemic shaped their rapid cycle development of system-wide telehealth implementation. Learn how they leveraged John Kotter’s change model to gain acceptance from key stakeholders and communicate the vision, as well as how early wins have shaped long-term solutions in telehealth and remote patient monitoring.
17 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
miniVHAN Mondays: The Children's Clinic of Nashville - Well Visit Engagement
Join The Children’s Clinic of Nashville as Dr. Frank Haraf and Michele White, Practice Manager, as they share how their practice leverages technology and a team-based approach to improve adolescent well visit engagement. Learn how the clinic engages patients and parents through multiple channels, including social media, and how they use real-time reporting to ensure patients from newborns to young adults are being scheduled for important visits.
16 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
miniVHAN Mondays: VMG Annual Wellness Visits
During one of the most challenging years in healthcare, Dr. Catherine Stober, primary care physician at Vanderbilt Primary Care Green Hills, achieved a 97% completion rate for Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (AWV). Learn how she developed a team-based approach to ensuring nearly 500 of her eligible patients received an AWV and how telehealth has become a new, yet important, part of the equation.
32 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Episode 6: Coding Changes
Join us in the miniVHAN for the first episode of 2021, as Matthew Rosenberger, MPH, shares important coding changes for this year, how practices can prepare for these changes, and new and updated resources VHAN has developed to support coding and documentation education.
22 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
Episode 5: HCC Coding
Accurately capturing complex and commonly misdiagnosed health conditions, represented by higher-weighted hierarchal condition categories (HCCs), is one of the most challenging aspects of the coding and documentation process. Because such HCCs often represent higher predicted healthcare costs, it’s vital to improve the process of coding for these chronic healthcare issues. Our latest episode of the miniVHAN podcast takes a deeper dive into five top HCCs for conditions that are often misdiagnosed.
29 minutes | Sep 10, 2020
Episode 4: Performing, Documenting, and Billing AWVs with Vanderbilt Medical Group's Dr. Ed Odom
Join Ed Odom, MD, as he shares best practices for performing, documenting and billing for Medicare Preventive/Annual Wellness Visits (AWV). Dr. Odom is an internal medicine physician and assistant professor of clinical medicine at Vanderbilt Health, as well as a champion of change for coding and documentation improvement efforts that enhance patient care delivery. He shares the importance of a team-based approach to AWVs along with tips for engaging patients in AWV each year.
22 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
Episode 3: Telehealth
As a direct response to COVID-19, telehealth has become less of a stopgap and more of a permanent way to safely and efficiently engage patients. On the latest episode of the miniVHAN podcast, we’ll share telehealth coding and documentation requirements for both COVID and non-COVID patients—a timely topic since CMS and commercial payors continue to support telehealth expansion. We’ll highlight telehealth coding guides developed for network members, including adult and pediatric wellness visits, commercial and MSSP quality measures, and more.
24 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Episode 2: Best Practice Sharing with West TN Healthcare’s Dr. James King and Dr. Claude Pirtle
We’re taking the miniVHAN west! During miniVHAN’s Medical Risk Adjustment (MRA) podcast series, network providers and staff will highlight coding best practices and team-based strategies, share information on HCC codes and MRA conditions that are often misdiagnosed, and discuss coding techniques for telehealth and wellness visits. For our second episode, join West Tennessee Healthcare leaders Claude Pirtle, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, and James King, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Ambulatory Care, as they discuss practical applications of MRA strategies. They share how MRA methodologies influence patient care, along with some of their biggest challenges they’ve overcome.
27 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Episode 1: Medical Risk Adjustment Coding Overview
We’re excited to launch miniVHAN—a podcast highlighting thought leadership on vital topics in population health and care transformation. The inaugural series will focus on Medical Risk Adjustment (MRA) and will feature network providers and staff highlighting coding best practices and team-based strategies, sharing information on HCC codes and MRA conditions that are often misdiagnosed, and discussing coding techniques for telehealth and wellness visits. The first episode introduces series co-host Matthew Rosenberger, MPH, a network Population Health Associate supporting members in coding and documentation efforts. He’ll share an overview of MRA models and definitions along with insight into MRA impact on providers and patients, leveraging his experience assisting both payors and providers in risk adjustment coding programs.
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