Pretty much every month, when I look through the ACDIS website analytics, the top search term remains the same. Month after month. Year after year. Sepsis takes the cake for the most search terms and therefore the number one topic for our members.
CMS plans to hold a call to discuss the MS-DRG CC/MCC comprehensive analysis discussed in the fiscal year (FY) 2020 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed and final rules on Tuesday, October 8, 2-3 p.m. eastern.
The call will include a review of the method used to determine...Read More »
Medicare cut payments to 2,583 hospitals this week in the newest round of readmission penalties, according to Kaiser Health News. Medicare estimates that the cuts will cost hospitals $563 million over a year.
Of the 3,129 general hospitals evaluated in the Hospital Readmission...Read More »
Just over 25% of healthcare leaders cite a lack of resources as the primary barrier to implementing a value-based care model, according to a Definitive Healthcare survey. Nearly 20% attribute gaps in interoperability as a sizable impediment, while another 17% cite the unpredictability of revenue...Read More »
Q: I’ve heard conflicting information about coding uncertain diagnoses. Do they need to be documented in the discharge summary/final progress note, or can they be coded from an earlier progress note?Read More »
All those who registered to attend the ACDIS Symposium: Outpatient CDI by the early bird deadline (September 20) were entered into a drawing for one of four free tickets to an Austin Brewery tour. The winners (drumroll, please) are…Sara Burns, Chris Braun, Kristen Cummins, and Sheri Blanchard!...Read More »
CDI management has to be creative when it comes to staff retention.
Consider what it costs to train a CDI specialist. Most of the time, CDI specialists are hired with no experience. To start, they likely need up to three months of training and oversight. This can get costly, as it can add...Read More »
As the baby boomer generation ages, their movement from active engagement in the workforce to retirement affects a host of profession types and poses serious risks to the nation’s healthcare institutions. Such news has been like a thunder cloud building over the past decade.Read More »