Coding productivity held steady for 2019 but the impact of misalignment between coding and CDI and unanswered physician queries suggest there's room for improvement. HIM Briefings' 2019 coding productivity survey dug into productivity benchmarks, coding accuracy benchmarks, and the impact of workflows and department structure.
The Transparency in Coverage Proposed Rule comment period has been extended from January 14 to January 29, CMS announced. The proposed rule would require insurers to provide personalized price estimates and publish negotiated in-network rates and historical payment information.
This week’s Medicare updates include transmittals on new provider specialty codes for opioid treatment programs, the implementation transmittal for the Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System, correction notices for the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule and Outpatient Prospective Payment System final rule, and more!
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?