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August 2, 2016
Medicare Web

What is a benchmark for conversion rates from observation to inpatient status?

July 26, 2016
Medicare Web

What does it mean when a service is nonreportable for a patient in observation?

July 26, 2016
Medicare Web

Hospitals with a decline in admission rates often experience a decline in 30-day readmission rates, according to a recent Health Affairs study.

July 22, 2016
Medicare Web

CMS recently released the 2017 ICD-10-PCS code updates and guidelines, which include changes to certain root operations. Of the updates, the most notable modifications are the addition of root operation Perfusion, and edits to the current definitions of Control and Creation.

July 19, 2016
Medicare Web

The majority of patients who visit hospital emergency departments for chest pain do not have a life-threatening condition, according to a recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine.

July 15, 2016
Medicare Web

What do you do with a patient who does not have a safe discharge plan, but does not meet inpatient criteria and has been in observation status for 48 hours?

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