It seems to be hard to believe, but we’re approaching the two-year anniversary of the launch of the certified clinical documentation specialist (CCDS) certification. We have made some significant strides in that time and the CCDS is now gaining a solid foothold in the industry. Many employers...Read More »
A mandate of the Affordable Care Act, CMS’ value-based purchasing (VBP) program will begin in fiscal year 2013, applicable to discharges occurring as of October 1, 2012, according to the program final rule and...Read More »
Nearly 500 healthcare quality professionals indicated that staffing shortages could be the biggest issue facing quality initiatives in the US, according to a poll from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) released May 3.
Improper coding of MS-DRG 813 (coagulation disorders), reporting an extensive operating room procedure unrelated to principal diagnosis (MS-DRGs 981,982,983, formerly DRG 468), and reporting the wrong diagnosis code or wrong principal diagnosis code for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease...Read More »