James Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP , offers his take on AHIMA’s recently published clinical validation practice brief. Given that AHIMA is one of the ICD-10 Cooperating Parties, their practice briefs must be read closely, and if agreeable, incorporated into one’s compliance plan. Note: To access this free article, make sure you first register if you do not have a paid subscription.
Shannon Newell, RHIA, CCS, writes about recently proposed modifications to Patient Safety Indicator 90, and how a fact sheet released by the measure's owner, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, provides insights into what changes may lie ahead.
Q: What exactly are diagnostic-related groups (DRG) 067 and 068 (nonspecific cerebrovascular accident [CVA] and pre-cerebral occlusion without infarct, respectively)? How do they differ from transient ischemic attack (TIA) or CVA?