Q: Our physicians document a diagnosis of pneumonia but do not normally make a specific connection with the patient's ventilator status, even when this is obvious from the record. For example, the patient's been on the ventilator support immediately prior to the diagnosis. Can I report this as ventilator-associated pneumonia in ICD-10-CM without the documentation specifically connecting the conditions?
CMS released version 31 of the MS-DRG grouper for ICD-10 in November. Providers can use the grouper to identify MS-DRG shifts and payment changes under ICD-10. The Final ICD-10 MS-DRG v32 logic, which will be implemented on October 1, 2014, will be subject to rulema
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.