The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently performed a compliance audit of specific diagnosis codes billed by Anthem Community Insurance Company Inc. to CMS and found that the company submitted unsupported diagnosis codes for 123 of the 203 enrollee-years.
A recent Office of Inspector General audit estimates that Medicare improperly paid inpatient hospitals $267 million over a two-year period for transfer services incorrectly billed as discharges. Judith Kares, JD , analyzes documentation and billing rules for acute and post-acute transfers.
CMS offers hospitals some breathing room to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the 2022 IPPS proposed rule. Review proposed updates to complication/comorbidity (CC) and major CC classifications, and a proposed new MS-DRG rate-setting method aimed at alleviating hospital burden.
Approximately 185,000 amputations occur in the U.S. each year, according to the Amputee Coalition. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , breaks down documentation and ICD-10-PCS coding for amputations of the upper and lower extremities. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.