A Passion for Improvement

Passion for Improvement

Glenn Krauss is an avid CDI supporter. His passion for making CDI the best can be heard throughout this podcast. He speaks to what he sees the problems to be, and his ideas for improvement.

BIO
Glenn Krauss is a well-recognized and respected subject matter expert in the revenue cycle with a specialized emphasis and focuses upon collaborating and working closely with physicians in promoting, advocating for, educating, and achieving sustainable improvement in clinical documentation that accurately reflects and reports the communication of fully informed coordinated patient care. His experiences include working with a wide variety of healthcare systems spanning the entire spectrum ranging from critical access hospitals, community hospitals, Federal Qualified Healthcare Centers to large academic medical centers and fully integrated healthcare systems. He possesses twenty-five-plus years of progressive practical hands-on experience in clinical coding and documentation improvement, subscribing to the philosophy that quality of medical record documentation strongly correlates with the overall quality of care achieved and the overall achievement of a high-performing revenue cycle. Glenn has demonstrated the unique skill sets and core knowledge of principles and standards in best practices of clinical documentation, effectively and successfully driving physician engagement through proven strategies that create and foster a sustainable model for clinical documentation improvement. What sets Glenn apart in the clinical documentation improvement arena is the recognition of clinical documentation effectiveness, accuracy, completeness, and contextual consistency as fundamentally integral and intertwined with all components of the revenue cycle. He has conducted encompassing assessments of CDI programs utilizing a unique approach that embraces the concept of holistic documentation improvement that incorporates elements of complete, accurate, and consistent documentation in support of quality patient care, medical necessity, and optimal coding and reimbursement with financial and compliance integrity.  Glenn is a professional speaker, sought after for speaking engagements throughout the country on a wide variety of cutting edge thought provocative clinical documentation improvement topics and subjects. Glenn has served on the ACDIS Advisory Board as well as founded the WI ACDIS Chapter, leading a highly active chapter for six years. The inspiration for the creation of a LinkedIn page titled Physician Documentation Improvement- A New Paradigm is the goal of creating a forum for sharing thought provocative ideas and concepts on all things CDI including an awareness of the opportunity to transform the profession of CDI into one that truly supports the patient and the overall healthcare delivery model.

PODCAST

CREDENTIALS 

Articles & Speaking Engagements

FL HFMA May 2020- Why the Payers Are Winning and You’re Not

Puerto Rico-NY HFMA Chapter July 2020- Utilization Management 360-Breaking Down Silos

Winston Salem Pioneer Chapter AAPC June 2020- Coding Excellence-Passing the Sniff Test

South Atlantic Healthcare Alliance- Utilization Management 360-Breaking Down Silos- June 2020

Parathon Revenue Cycle Solutions- Medical Necessity Denials Summit– May 2020

HFMA Texas Chapter Annual Conference May 2020- Moderator of CDI Roundtable- Best Practices in CDI- Hospital Financial Savior in 2020

Top Gun Audit School May 2020- What CDI Can Learn from Those Pesky Denials

NYHIMA- CDI Workshop April 2020- CDI-Controlling Your Own Destiny Through Advancement

HFMA Gulf Coast Region 9 Spring Conference February 2020How CDI Can Save Healthcare in 2020 and Beyond

MaHIMA February 2020- Conquering Documentation-Learning Standards- What You Don’t Know Will Kill You

Top Gun Audit School January 2020- What Can CDI Learn from All Those Pesky Medical Necessity Denials

MaHIMA January 2020- Medical Necessity- CDI As the Savior

Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network December 2019- Mastering Documentation-Learning Standards to Win Under Evolving Payment Models

The Physicians Edge November 2019- Mastering Documentation- Learning Standards-Working Smarter Not Harder

HFMA Florida Chapter October 2019- Why the Payers Are Winning and You’re Not

HFMA Region 9 July 2019 webinar- Doctors & Diligent Patient Care Communication- A Strategy for Mitigating & Alleviating Costly Downgrades & Denials

HFMA Florida Chapter June 2019- Transformation of CDI Programs to Drive Revenue and Improve Quality of Care

HFMA Region 9 December 2018- Doctors & Diligent Patient Care Communication- A Strategy for Mitigating & Alleviating Costly Downgrades & Denials

HFMA Region 9 March 2019- It’s All About Effective Communication of Patient Care

OrHIMA June 2019- CDI Staff Partnering with Case Management- An Effective Model P

OrHIMA June 2019- HIM Getting a Seat at the Denials Table

AzAHIMA/AZ ACDIS June 2019-CDI Growing Your Career-Controlling Your Own Destiny

West Tennessee AHIMA June 2019- Changing Landscape of CC/MCCs- A Proactive Approach to Mitigate Financial Ramifications for Hospitals

West Tennessee AHIMA June 2019- E & M Basics-Direct Relationship to Clinical Specificity

West Tennessee AHIMA June 2019- CDI Roundtable- Cutting Edge Concepts of CDI

Mahima October 2019- “Transformation Process-Meeting the Increasing Needs of Complete and Accurate Patient Care Communication

Central Illinois ACDIS April 2019- Growing Your Career in CDI-Controlling Your Own Destiny Through Self-Discipline

Central Illinois ACDIS April 2019- E & M-Best Practice Standards and Principles of Documentation for the Patient Story

MN ACDIS March 2019- CDI as Facilitators in Communication of Patient Care

OrHIMA February 2019- Outpatient CDI-It’s All About the Patient

NHHIMA- December 2018- The Role of CDI in Medical Necessity Establishment

OrHIMA June 2019- CDI Staff Partnering with Case Management- An Effective Model P

OrHIMA June 2019- HIM Getting a Seat at the Denials Table

AzAHIMA/AZ ACDIS June 2019-CDI Growing Your Career-Controlling Your Own Destiny

West Tennessee AHIMA June 2019- Changing Landscape of CC/MCCs- A Proactive Approach to Mitigate Financial Ramifications for Hospitals

West Tennessee AHIMA June 2019- E & M Basics-Direct Relationship to Clinical Specificity

West Tennessee AHIMA June 2019- CDI Roundtable- Cutting Edge Concepts of CDI

Mahima October 2019- “Transformation Process-Meeting the Increasing Needs of Complete and Accurate Patient Care Communication

Central Illinois ACDIS April 2019- Growing Your Career in CDI-Controlling Your Own Destiny Through Self-Discipline

Central Illinois ACDIS April 2019- E & M-Best Practice Standards and Principles of Documentation for the Patient Story

MN ACDIS March 2019- CDI as Facilitators in Communication of Patient Care

OrHIMA February 2019- Outpatient CDI-It’s All About the Patient

NHHIMA- December 2018- The Role of CDI in Medical Necessity Establishment

 

Current Certifications

  • Registered Health Information Administrator
  • Certified Coding Specialists
  • Certified Coding Specialists-Professionals
  • Certified Clinical Documentation Specialists
  • Certified-Clinical Documentation Improvement
  • Certified- Clinical Documentation Appeals Management
  • Certified Professional Utilization Review

 Publications

Report on Medicare Compliance

  • ICD-10 Monitor
  • Billing & Coding Magazine
  • For the Record
  • Advance for HIM

LINKS 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glenn-krauss-93521a19/
CORE CDI: https://www.core-cdi.com/
Top Gun Audit School: https://www.topgunauditschool.com/

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