News & Analysis

March 1, 2019
Briefings on APCs

Coding for knee arthroscopies can be challenging, especially when procedures are performed in multiple compartments of the same knee. Read about anatomy and coding details required to accurately report these procedures.

March 1, 2019
Briefings on APCs

In the 2018 OPPS final rule, CMS removed total knee arthroplasty (TKA) from the inpatient-only (IPO) list effective January 1, 2018. Although some guidance was provided at the time, providers and physicians alike were left confused with a significant number of questions regarding documentation and inpatient status

March 1, 2019
Briefings on APCs

Many outpatient CDI professionals stepped into their roles blind—not knowing where to begin or how to tell if they were successful. However, as programs mature, they need to be able to track their progress for a number of reasons, including focusing physician education and justifying continued funding from organizational leadership.

February 27, 2019
Medicare Web

Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana, is disputing an Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that found DRG assignment errors and incorrect inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) claims, resulting in an projected $22,051,602 in overpayments.

February 27, 2019
HIM Briefings

Get to the root of the problem with defining and defending a sepsis diagnosis.

February 20, 2019
HIM Briefings

Create a concurrent coding program that brings coding and CDI together to maximize success.

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