The next quarterly conference call is scheduled for Thursday, February 18, 2-3 p.m. E.S.T. ACDIS members have received dial-in instructions via e-mail; if you are an ACDIS member and did not receive your instructions, please contact ACDIS member relations specialist Sue...Read More »
Q: A patient with a urinary tract infection appeared septic, and she also fit the criteria for sepsis. The physician documented the patient had SIRS but not sepsis. From a coding standpoint, SIRS is sepsis. So I’m confused about the...Read More »
In its January release, The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommended Congress adjust Medicare’s hospital inpatient payments over three years to recover overpayments that have resulted from recent documentation...Read More »
Connolly Healthcare, CMS’ recovery audit contractor (RAC) for Region C, announced its first targets for complex review with a list of 24-DRGs in December 2009. A few weeks later it added 15 more DRGs to its list.
Connolly’s list was the first published, so it provided a good preview
Most organizations evaluate performance by looking at calendar year data, so set aside some time in January to run some reports and analyze your program. If you’re not the data manager for your program, make an appointment to sit down with your data person/report developer/manager to review...Read More »
Let me begin by saying that I want to thank you all for your participation in ACDIS over the course of 2009. ACDIS is in many ways still a small home-grown association, but we’re building a name in the industry. You, our valued members, have helped...Read More »