PSI 7 evaluates the hospital’s risk-adjusted rate of central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections. Shannon Newell, RHIA, CCS, Steve Weichhand , and Sean Johnson explain inclusions, exclusions, and risk adjustment factors for this measure.
As coders have prepared for ICD-10-CM, they have raised questions about how to select the correct seventh character. Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, and Jennifer E. Avery, CCS, CPC-H, CPC, CPC-I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, offer tips for determining the correct seventh character.
Coders and clinical documentation improvement specialists need to pay attention to what conditions are considered CCs and MCCs, as well as sequencing rules which could affect MS-DRGs. Laurie L. Prescott, MSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, and William E. Haik, MD, FCCP, CDIP, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, discuss some common CCs and MCCs.
An automated Recovery Auditor review of discharge status codes identified improper payments, according to the Medicare Quarterly Compliance Newsletter . However, CMS did not report the prevalence of the errors.