The Office of Inspector General (OIG) performed a provider compliance audit of the Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and found that the hospital received overpayments of approximately $4.8 million between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017.
The evolution of the role of clinical documentation integrity (CDI) specialists and their impact on coders has changed the landscape of inpatient coding departments. Learn about how to effectively collaborate with CDI professionals when conducting physician queries.
A spinal fusion, or surgery to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in the spine, is sometimes necessary to correct spinal deformities and instability. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , breaks down ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding for fusion procedures. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.