Coders can raise the flag for the risk management department by signaling unexpected patient care occurrences, such as a nicked organ during surgery. Use this sample occurrence report form as a template for your organization.
Clinical validation reviews and queries ensure that the documented diagnoses and clinical indicators hold up to inspection. Use these strategies to head off clinical validation reviews and improve documentation.
Medicare increased payments for patients diagnosed with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). MLN Matters SE20015, implements provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for hospitals paid under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), long-term care hospitals (LTCH) PPS, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF) PPS.