The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently announced its intention to publish a toolkit for identifying adverse events through medical record reviews for inpatient hospitals. The OIG plans to have the toolkit published in fiscal year 2022.
Sarah Nehring, RHIT, CCS, CCDS , shares insight on the clinical concepts behind new fiscal year 2022 ICD-10-CM code I5A (non-ischemic [non-traumatic] myocardial injury) and Coding Clinic, Third Quarter 2021, advice regarding myocardial infarctions due to in-stent stenosis. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
In this article, Alba Kuqi, MD, CICA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CSMC, MSHIM, RHIA , breaks down the various definitions and criteria for sepsis and reviews documentation and querying for this diagnosis through a case study.
Trey La Charité, MD, FACP, SFHM, CCS, CCDS, writes that through updated heart failure definitions and clinical criteria, coders and CDI teams now have help to ensure that congestive heart failure is properly documented and denials are avoided.