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.
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.
Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that usually grows in the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. This typically happens in the neighboring sites of the uterus such as the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the pelvic peritoneum, or even the intestines.
I can teach CDI to anyone. Just get the providers in a room with me; they don’t even have to be willing participants. While I have heard many times that physicians only listen to other physicians, I believe my success has less to do with the initials at the end of my name and more with the fact that the CDI cause is just, and I’m passionate when I teach.
In August, CMS released the fiscal year (FY) 2020 IPPS final rule , which affects approximately 3,300 acute care hospitals and applies to discharges occurring on and after October 1, 2019. With the massive amount of information covered in the final rule, this overview will pinpoint some of the most important aspects for inpatient coders and hospitals to review.
According to the Fourth Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction (2018), “The clinical definition of myocardial infarction denotes the presence of acute myocardial injury detected by abnormal cardiac biomarkers in the setting of evidence of acute myocardial ischemia.”
Since we have already covered an overview of the final rule and the updates to the ICD-10-CM/PCS code set, for this BCCS article, let’s take a look at some of the key financial updates that hospitals should be aware of.
While it is essential to receive continuing education on ICD-10-CM/PCS code selection, it is also important to stay current with payment system changes and industry news. What are the regulatory changes that will affect inpatient coders in fiscal year (FY) 2020?