Thanksgiving was last week, and the ACDIS team took a nice little break. We hope you all did, too. The holidays are always a time full of friends, family, food, and of course an accident or two with some helpful ICD-10 Thanksgiving-related codes.
Improper Medicare payments have fallen to their lowest level since 2010 due to “aggressive program integrity measures,” according to CMS. The Medicare FFS estimated improper payment rate dropped from 8.12% in FY 2018 to 7.25% in FY 2019. This marks the third consecutive year the Medicare FFS...Read More »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its clinical guidance for diagnosing and treating electronic cigarette- or vaping-associated lung injuries (EVALI) in light of the approaching 2019-2020 flu season, reported Revenue Cycle Advisor.
Population health is exactly what it sounds like: the health of a given community or population. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), population health provides “an opportunity for healthcare systems, agencies, and organizations to work together in order to improve...Read More »
Over the last few months, ACDIS has conducted a series of polls on the state of staffing for CDI programs and surrounding departments. According to the results, the three “feeder professions” for CDI (physicians, nursing, and coding) are feeling the strain of a limited workforce—more than 75% of...Read More »
The end of the year is fast approaching. If you need to gather a few more CCDS/CCDS-O continuing education credits (CEUs) don’t forget to take advantage of your ACDIS membership. ACDIS members have free access to 10 CEUs per year simply by virtue of being a member—six from reading each edition...Read More »