Regular monitoring and internal auditing are critical to ensure compliance throughout the revenue cycle and protect revenue integrity. Consider the different strategies that can be applied to documentation and chart audits, coding audits, and more.
Coding for traumatic fractures is based on details about the broken bone and the event that caused the injury. Review ICD-10-CM codes and guidelines for reporting different types of traumatic fractures.
Q: A patient was admitted to our facility with COVID-19-like symptoms, tested negative for COVID-19. Several days later, however, the patient was retested and found to be positive for COVID-19. Should we query the physician or assign a present on admission (POA) indicator of "no" or "unknown"?