Due to the frequency of diagnoses and treatments for breast cancer, it’s more important than ever for inpatient coders to make sure they are reporting these diagnoses and procedures with the utmost accuracy.
Getting clean, compliant claims out the door is one of the foundations of a sound inpatient hospital. A robust process for handling claim edits and managing denials will go a long way toward supporting that goal.
Very few diagnoses have caused as much gnashing of teeth as sepsis has for inpatient coders and providers alike. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has weighed in on the matter and is proposing coding changes , which, if adopted, will go into effect October 2020.
Let’s take a deep dive into the recently released coding guidance and documentation tips for these illnesses. Note that since vaping-related guidance and statistics are ever changing, this information is up to date as of October 2019.
According to ACDIS’ recent CDI Week Industry Survey , which included an extended section on CDI staffing practices, only 37% of respondents said they had HIM/coding backgrounds represented in their CDI departments.
Vaping and vaping-related lung injuries have been in the news recently. The occurrence of serious and even fatal lung injuries associated with vaping have been reported this year with an increasing number of cases being reported over the last few months.
Let’s take a look at some common questions asked about MS-DRG optimization, and review how inpatient coding and documentation plays a significant role in the MS-DRG review process. Learning the ins and outs of this process will ensure that your facility remains educated and compliant on this topic.
While many familiar ideas are often discussed—newsletters, tip sheets, organizational clinical definitions, and the like—not every physician responds the same way to the same educational techniques. Here’s what the CDI community had to say regarding this issue.