The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the fiscal year (FY) 2023 ICD-10-CM code set and ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting , introducing new codes and guidance for reporting dementia, head injuries, and long-term drug therapy.
CMS recently released the fiscal year (FY) 2023 ICD-10-PCS code set and ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting . The ICD-10-PCS update includes several new codes for Destruction and Occlusion, and a new guideline for Detachment procedures of the extremities.
Hospitalists coded a significantly higher proportion of Medicare beneficiaries as high severity compared to non-hospitalists, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Health Forum .
CMS released the fiscal year (FY) 2023 IPPS proposed rule on April 18, with proposals for the annual ICD-10-CM/PCS code update and increases to hospital payment rates. The rule also introduces new quality measures aimed at advancing health equity and improving maternal health outcomes.
A recent audit conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) projected that hospitals received $47.8 million in net overpayments from January 2018 through July 2019 for Medicare Part A claims that did not meet national requirements or contractor specifications for bariatric surgery.
CMS recently released three ICD-10-PCS codes, effective April 1, for the administration of fostamatinib (Tavalisse®)—an oral spleen tyrosine kinase inhibitor used to treat adults with low platelet count due to chronic immune thrombocytopenia.
A recent audit conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that Tufts Health Plan Inc. (Tufts) received at least $3.7 million of net overpayments from 2015 to 2016 for incorrectly submitting selected high-risk diagnosis codes.
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently announced it will conduct statewide reviews to determine whether hospitals complied with Medicaid billing requirements when assigning severe malnutrition diagnosis codes to inpatient hospital claims.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released multiple addenda with new tabular and index instructions and updates to the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting to complement the updated ICD-10-CM code set to become effective April 1.
The fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report has been released, assigning grades to 2,901 hospitals. The grades come from hospitals’ performance on over 30 evidence-based measures of patient safety. For the first time, a new grading factor for post-operative sepsis, blood leakage, and kidney injury were included in those measures.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released the 2021 version of its annual publication on unimplemented recommendations, which lists overpayments from incorrectly assigned severe malnutrition diagnosis codes as a top concern.
CMS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released new ICD-10-CM/PCS codes related to vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. These new ICD-10-CM/PCS codes are effective April 1, 2022.
According to a recent audit performed by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Coventry Health Care of Missouri Inc. received nearly half a million dollars in overpayments from 2014 through 2016 for incorrectly submitting diagnosis codes from high-risk groups.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently announced its intention to publish a toolkit for identifying adverse events through medical record reviews for inpatient hospitals. The OIG plans to have the toolkit published in fiscal year 2022.
The Surviving Sepsis Campaign recently released a 2021 update to guidelines for the care of patients with sepsis. The updated guidelines emphasize the difficulties with treating patients who are experiencing long-term effects of sepsis.
CMS recently released the FY 2022 IPPS final rule, which finalized updates to quality programs including the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program, the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, and the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program.