Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria become resistant to drugs designed to kill them. Deanne Wilk, MPS, BSN, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CCS, offers guidance on querying physicians for antibiotic resistance organisms.
Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA/CGMA, FACHE, FHFMA, CHPS, describes how coding reviews provide an opportunity to conduct a thorough compliance review that not only addresses components of the coding process, but also the integrity of the patient’s record. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, explains the significance of reporting social determinants of health (SDoH) with examples related to health literacy, environmental factors, and living conditions.
CMS recently published an MLN Fact Sheet that explains how providers can check Medicare claim status information. This quick reference guide also offers pointers on establishing an NPI, monitoring claims, when to check claims’ payment statuses, and more.