Amanda Vincent , Javier Ortiz , and Teresa Brown, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CCS , identify various CMS quality programs, discuss common conditions these programs assess, and highlight their impact on patient safety through examples and coding case studies.
As the COVID-19 public health emergency has ended, audits are likely to pick up steam. To prepare for this increase in audit activity, it’s essential for providers and coders to examine both current and upcoming trends.
The term “stroke” or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) indicates an interruption in blood flow to the brain. Nancy Reading, RN, CPC, CPC-P , reviews strokes and explains how coders should report them and their treatment in ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria become resistant to drugs designed to kill them. Deanne Wilk, MPS, BSN, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CCS, offers guidance on querying physicians for antibiotic resistance organisms.
CMS recently published an MLN Fact Sheet that explains how providers can check Medicare claim status information. This quick reference guide also offers pointers on establishing an NPI, monitoring claims, when to check claims’ payment statuses, and more.
Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA/CGMA, FACHE, FHFMA, CHPS, describes how coding reviews provide an opportunity to conduct a thorough compliance review that not only addresses components of the coding process, but also the integrity of the patient’s record. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, explains the significance of reporting social determinants of health (SDoH) with examples related to health literacy, environmental factors, and living conditions.