Auditors continue to scrutinize inpatient wound care services. Glenn Krauss,BBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPUR, FCS, PCS, CCDS, C-CDI, reviews the importance of documenting medical necessity for these services.
In some cases, coding professionals can—and should—report ancillary services provided to inpatients. Denise Williams, RN, CPC-H, and Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA, explain when and how to bill for ancillary bedside services.
The District of Columbia federal district court dismissed a lawsuit December 18, 2014, filed by the American Hospital Association (AHA) against HHS for excessive and inappropriate Recovery Auditor denials, according to AHA News. The AHA announced that it may appeal the court’s decision.