Sepsis is tricky to define, but permitting multiple definitions to be applied at a single facility creates confusion and inconsistency. Apply these tips to guide the process of creating a sepsis definition for your organization.
A spinal fusion is used to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in the spine, eliminating motion between them. Review ICD-10-PCS coding for spinal fusions based on key information in the operative note.
Sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome are historically difficult to document and report in ICD-10-CM. AlbaKuqi, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CICA, CSCM, breaks down sepsis definitions and outlines a process for query creation.
CMS is weighing an expansion of the hospital outpatient department prior authorization program, changes to 340B reimbursement, and alternative rate setting data among other proposals in the 2023 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule. Review other major proposals to understand how your organization could be affected.