Physicians, especially ED physicians, need to start paying attention to how their documentation affects the facility. Glenn Krauss, BBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPUR, C-CDI, CCDS, and Bernadette Larson, CPMA, discuss how documentation in the ED affects medical necessity and inpatient coding.
Leading queries are frequently a topic of discussion among coding and clinical documentation improvement professionals. Glenn Krauss, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPUR, PCS, FCS, C-CDIS, explains how to determine what constitutes a leading query and how to craft compliant queries.
MLN Matters ® article SE1236, which discusses documenting medical necessity for major joint replacements, may be aimed at physicians, but Glenn Krauss, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPUR, PCS, FCS, C-CDIS, and Lynn Marlow, BS, RHIT, CCS, explain how it also applies to hospitals and coders.
National Government Services, under contract with CMS, will host a series of listening sessions about lessons learned from the Version 5010 upgrade to prepare providers, vendors, and payers for the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS.