A June study in The Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that data collection and reporting efforts to comply with CMS inpatient hospital quality programs cost more than $5 million and took more than 100,000 personnel hours for a large hospital.
The rise in remote work has enabled many healthcare systems to transition to a systemwide model. This change has left some CDI departments struggling to create a unified team. Learn from other facilities on how to overcome these challenges.
Kate Siemens, RN, CMSRN, CCDS , conducts an interview with Majed Gharfeh, MD, to offer a physician’s perspective on queries and tips on how coders can receive the best results from querying their providers.
ICD-10-PCS provides many codes related to respiratory assistance, ECMO, and ultrasound for procedures for newborns/neonates. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , reviews these procedures and offers clinical coding scenarios to clear up confusion. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.