A wound is an injury to living tissue caused by a cut, blow, or other external or internal factor. Robert S. Gold, MD , and Gloria Miller, CPC, CPMA , review anatomy and documentation for wounds and explain how to code for wound care in ICD-9 and ICD-10.
The ICD-10 implementation will result in a slowdown at every level of coding. Elaine O’Bleness, MBA, RHIA, CHP, Migdalia Hernandez, RHIT, Kimberly Carr, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, and Rachel Chebeleu, MBA, RHIA, provide suggestions on how to minimize that productivity decline.
Recovery Auditors are data mining for sepsis MS-DRGs and then focusing in on those with a short length of stay. Robert S. Gold, MD, and Gloryanne Bryant, BS, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, provide tips for correct sepsis coding to avoid auditor takebacks.
Physicians believe they are providing quality care, which gives them high job satisfaction. However, the problems associated with using electronic health records decreased that satisfaction, according to a recent RAND survey.