Q: What exactly are diagnostic-related groups (DRG) 067 and 068 (nonspecific cerebrovascular accident [CVA] and pre-cerebral occlusion without infarct, respectively)? How do they differ from transient ischemic attack (TIA) or CVA?
Shannon Newell, RHIA, CCS, writes about recently proposed modifications to Patient Safety Indicator 90, and how a fact sheet released by the measure's owner, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, provides insights into what changes may lie ahead.
James Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP , offers his take on AHIMA’s recently published clinical validation practice brief. Given that AHIMA is one of the ICD-10 Cooperating Parties, their practice briefs must be read closely, and if agreeable, incorporated into one’s compliance plan. Note: To access this free article, make sure you first register if you do not have a paid subscription.