Shannon Newell, RHIA, CCS , AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer discusses modifications and expansions to claims-based quality and cost outcome measures in the 2017 IPPS proposed rule. Note: To access this free article, make sure you first register if you do not have a paid subscription.
The FY 2017 IPPS proposed rule addresses MS-DRG classifications and relative weights pertaining to categories such as Excision of ileum, Bypass procedures of the veins, Removal and Replacement of knee joints, and pacemaker procedure code combinations.
Q: I have a patient with stage IV lung cancer that presented with fatigue, cough, and loss of appetite. Initially, they thought he had pulmonary nodular amyloidosis, but when they did an echocardiogram on day one they found a pericardial effusion. How would this be sequenced and coded?
Katy Good, RN, BSN, CCDS, CCS, Paul Evans, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CCDS, Laurie Prescott, MSN, RN, CCDS, and Gloryanne Bryant, BS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS, all comment on how over-querying is a common concern in clinical document improvement, and how over-querying can cause delays in documentation and coding processes.