Coded housing instability is linked to higher hospital admission rates for mental disorders, longer inpatient stays, and substantial healthcare costs, according to a study recently published in JAMA Network Open .
Vaccinations are simple and effective ways of protecting individuals against harmful diseases. Review ICD-10-CM/PCS coding for vaccines administered during inpatient admission. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Clinical quality measures are tools used by healthcare professionals to measure or quantify processes and outcomes. Audrey Howard, RHIA, and Susan Belley, RHIA, CPHQ, describe documentation elements that affect quality metrics and how to incorporate them into an audit workflow.
The principal diagnosis is key to prioritizing subsequent reviews, identifying potential quality measure inclusion, and pinpointing query opportunities. Laurie Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CRC , breaks down guidance for selecting the principal diagnosis.
The severity and length of post-COVID-19 symptoms has been a topic of study almost ever since the pandemic began. In a new study involving patients with significant respiratory disability following hospitalizations for COVID-19, daily supervised pulmonary rehabilitation was associated with significant improvement in exercise tolerance and quality of life.
Quality metrics are complex, and it takes deep knowledge to understand their intricacies. Audrey Howard, RHIA, and Susan Belley, RHIA, CPHQ , describe commonly overlooked documentation elements that can affect quality metrics and outline how to incorporate these elements into an audit workflow.
The terms “admission” and “observation” are often confused. Dawn Valdez, RN, LNC, CCDS, CDIP , distinguishes between these terms and evaluates ICD-10-CM coding for patients who begin in observation and are later admitted to the hospital for more intensive care.
Cardiorenal syndrome refers to acute or chronic dysfunction of the heart or kidneys that causes dysfunction in the other organ. Review ICD-CM coding for heart and kidney failure and the physiological impact that dysfunction in one system has on the rest of the body. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.