Facilities may be reluctant to charge for bedside services beyond the room rate because they fear double-dipping. Kimberly Anderwood Hoy, JC, CPC, and William L. Malm, ND, RN, CMAS, discuss what CMS does—and doesn’t—say about charging for ancillary services .
The demand for coding labor may increase as much as 20%–40% over the next two years, according to a recent report, The State of H.I.M.: A Study of the Impact of ICD-10, CDI, and CAC Initiatives Within the Health Information Management Community. Trust Healthcare Consulting Services, LLC, which published the report, surveyed more than 300 HIM professionals in all types of healthcare facilities in nearly every state. The majority of participants (84%) were HIM directors.