News & Analysis

February 1, 2019
Briefings on APCs

Modifier -JW is used to describe drug amounts that are discarded and not administered to any patient. This does not reduce the payment for the drugs, so this is an informational modifier, but it is a mandatory modifier.

January 30, 2019
HIM Briefings

Experts Richard Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS, and Cynthia Tang, RHIA, CCS review the recently published “Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition (GLIM) Criteria for the Diagnosis of Malnutrition: A Consensus Report From the Global Clinical Nutrition Community” and help coders apply this criteria in ICD-10-CM.

January 23, 2019
HIM Briefings

Overcome attribution hurdles with tested models.

January 16, 2019
HIM Briefings

Use real-life strategies to prevent and fix master patient index errors during EHR consolidations.

January 9, 2019
HIM Briefings

Prepare your hospital for 2019 accreditation surveys.

January 1, 2019
Briefings on APCs

Establishing an outpatient CDI program can have substantial benefits. Recently, an outpatient CDI review project demonstrated there were many documentation improvement opportunities at a large family practice/internal medicine physician clinic.