While laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) is not new, the expansion of its use for diagnoses beyond brain tumors can help a new patient population. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, HCISPP, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I , describes how LITT is documented and reported in ICD-10-PCS.
The average patient length of stay in hospitals has increased by 19.2% in 2022 compared to 2019 levels, the American Hospital Association said, citing data from Strata Decision Technology. For patients awaiting discharge to post-acute care settings, the increase is nearly 24%.
Healthcare professionals often struggle to define the role of CDI in their organization. Marlene Goodwin-Esola, MSN, RN-C, CV , clarifies the role of CDI specialists and professionals in related disciplines who contribute to documentation improvement efforts.
The 2023 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting include new reporting guidance for neoplasms, care complications, social determinants of health, and more. Review significant updates to the guidelines, which took effect October 1. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.