News & Analysis

November 2, 2022
HIM Briefings

The 2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule includes a welcome payment rate increase, coding updates, and adjustments to quality and reporting programs. Review the major provisions of the rule to ensure your organization is in compliance.

September 14, 2022
Briefings on APCs

Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, writes about the 2023 updates coders will find in the “Mental, Behavioral, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders” chapter for dementia.

September 14, 2022
Case Management Monthly

CMS issued the final rules for the 2023 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS) on August 1 and, like the proposed 2023 OPPS proposed rule, there aren’t any big surprises this year.

August 10, 2022
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include the FY 2023 IPPS Final Rule, a request for information on improving Medicare Advantage, an implementation transmittal for the updates to the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System, and more!

July 1, 2022
Briefings on APCs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the 2023 ICD-10-CM code set and ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Review key ICD-10-CM updates including new codes for dementia, head injuries, and long-term drug therapy.

May 4, 2022
HIM Briefings

Among the proposed changes, many of which affect quality and data reporting programs, are proposed changes to claims data used for rate setting, a delay of the three way split criteria for Medicare Severity Diagnosis-Related Groups (MS-DRG), and more. Understand major proposals and their potential impact and how to provide feedback to CMS.