The OIG is taking a closer look at mechanical ventilation, according to its FY 2013 Work Plan. William E. Haik, MD, FCCP, CDIP, and Glenn Krauss, BBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPUR, C-CDI, CCDS, explain why your facility should do the same.
Coded data is incredibly important to a wide range of people. Bill Rudman, PhD, RHIA, Roxanne Andrews, PhD, Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, Glenn Krauss, BBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPUR, C-CDI, CCDS, and Susan Beever, RHIT, CCS, reveal how accurate coding aids research and law enforcement and improves quality of care.
Medical necessity for cardiovascular procedures is the top overpayment issue for three out of the four Recovery Auditors in FY 2013 first quarter (October 2012–December 2012), according to the most recent release of improper payment statistics .
Q: Can you clarify the requirements surrounding the use of E codes? We have been working on documentation concerns related to patient safety indicator (PSI) 15 and wonder if E codes are required. Can a facility simply decide not to use them?