CMS reported that it plans to begin audits that would include chart reviews for validity of diagnoses in 2020 after a recent study by the Office of Inspector General (OIG). The study found potential issues with the extent to which chart reviews are leveraged by Medicare Advantage Organizations...Read More »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that there is a new ICD-10-CM code-- U07.0, Vaping-related disorder—established by the World Health Organizations (WHO), effective April 1, 2020.
Find full addenda information for the new code here and here.Read More »
Safety-net hospitals may not have adequate resources to comply with federal and state sepsis quality improvement standards required of acute care hospitals, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Critical Care .
Researchers analyzed data from 2,827 hospitals and...Read More »
How should we handle denied claims when the payer refuses payment under the billed status? Do we need to document that the status was changed only because the payer did not agree to any other options?Read More »
The holidays aren’t the only thing that’s right around the corner: The deadline to apply for the first-ever ACDIS CDI Scholarship program is Tuesday, December 31, 2019. The Scholarship Committee will reconvene in the new year to review applications and select recipients for the...Read More »
To spread some holiday cheer, the CDI Leadership Insider, the eNewsletter sent to ACDIS CDI Leadership Council members, asked members to rap about the best gift they've received from their CDI team this year. Read on for their festive reflections.