Q: I’ve heard conflicting information about reporting uncertain diagnoses. Do the ICD-10-CM diagnoses need to be documented in the discharge summary/final progress note or can they be coded from an earlier progress note?
Q: If a patient is requesting his medical records via email, so long as our email is encrypted and secure, can we send it? We only have his email on his admission papers, which matches the email address he sent to us.
If you aren’t yet confused by the site-neutral payment policy changes prompted by CMS apparently ignoring both Congressional intent and the American Hospital Association (AHA) and other impacted hospitals filing suit, you are likely to become so now.
Many healthcare organizations manage care for diabetes patients by prescribing medications and adjusting doses. But, increasingly, organizations like Geisinger Health System are paying closer attention to what goes on once the patient goes home and are helping to fill gaps that stand between patients and better health.