Coded housing instability is linked to higher hospital admission rates for mental disorders, longer inpatient stays, and substantial healthcare costs, according to a study recently published in JAMA Network Open .
The principal diagnosis is key to prioritizing subsequent reviews, identifying potential quality measure inclusion, and pinpointing query opportunities. Laurie Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CRC , breaks down guidance for selecting the principal diagnosis.
Clinical quality measures are tools used by healthcare professionals to measure or quantify processes and outcomes. Audrey Howard, RHIA, and Susan Belley, RHIA, CPHQ, describe documentation elements that affect quality metrics and how to incorporate them into an audit workflow.
Vaccinations are simple and effective ways of protecting individuals against harmful diseases. Review ICD-10-CM/PCS coding for vaccines administered during inpatient admission. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.