Patient care continues to move from the inpatient setting to outpatient. With this change, the challenge of securing comprehensive documentation that articulates the services rendered and the patient care provided now needs to extend across the care continuum.
This week’s Medicare updates include notification of a new interest rate for Medicare Overpayments and Underpayments, revisions to the Medicare Claims Processing Manual regarding payment of services furnished by qualified nonphysician anesthetists, a fact sheet for hospitals on the 2018 Medicare EHR Incentive Program payment adjustment, and more!
A one-size-fits-all approach to case management and patient care can be detrimental to patients and the case management profession, but so too can designing a new approach to care plans for every patient who walks through the door, according to an article in CMSA Today.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the Cooperating Parties responsible for the ICD-10-CM codes and guidelines, recently released a 2018 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting errata. Slight changes were made to the guidelines for diabetes, hypertension, and principal diagnosis selection.