CMS’ recently released the fiscal year (FY) 2021 IPPS proposed rule which included proposals for the creation and revision of various MS-DRGs. In particular, CMS proposed the creation of a new MS-DRG for cases involving chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapies.
Jannifer Owens, MSA, BSHA, CCS, and Denise Coast, RHIA, CCS, detail tips for reporting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and say that we have a plethora of ICD-10-CM codes to help describe the patient story and we should use them to ensure optimal coding and enhanced data capture. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Julian Everett, RN, BSN, CDIP, writes that as some hospitals see revenue continue to decline due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, inpatient coders and CDI specialists need to brush up on the criteria, treatment, and ICD-10-CM reporting for malnutrition diagnoses to avoid any more loss in revenue.
Alba Kuqi, MD, CICA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CSMC , gives guidance to CDI teams working on clinical validation, denials prevention, and appeals processes to help ensure proper reimbursement for their hospitals.