CMS released the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule, Monday, Aug. 1, reducing a previously proposed negative 3.9% documentation and coding adjustment (DCA) payment offset to just 2%. The 2% DCA is even lower than the 2011 rate of 2.9%.
Much discussion has been held of late regarding the creation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO). Not to be left out of the discussion process, AHIMA’s Thought Leadership Forum recently released a white paper on the matter entitled, ...Read More »
JA Thomas expanded its CDI offerings to include the ED and other points of entry roughly two years ago, says Mel Tully, MSN, CCDS, senior vice president of clinical services and education for the consulting firm. The organization calls individuals who perform these roles “clinical...Read More »