Thanks to the hard work of a volunteer conference committee, the 2012 ACDIS annual conference speaking lineup has been finalized. You can find a complete listing of the session titles and speakers here: ...Read More »
The auditing arm of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to crack down on hospital performance in the areas of reporting of adverse events and quality measure data, present on admission coding, inpatient outlier payments, and same-day readmissions.
CMS will host a National Provider Call on Thursday, November 17, 1:30-3 p.m. (ET) regarding ICD-10 implementation strategies. The call will feature presentations by the four cooperating parties: CMS, the American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Health Information Management Association...Read More »
On October 20, CMS released its long-awaited final rule governing accountable care organizations (ACO), with major concessions to the original plan that had soured many healthcare leaders and physicians against participating....Read More »
Coders and CDI specialists need to understand the implications coding and sequencing may have on readmissions data and cohort selection, says James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, managing director at FTI Consulting in Atlanta and a member of the ACDIS advisory board.
Can a patient have encephalopathy after a surgery? For example, a patient post surgery becomes confused and ends up being transferred from the medical/surgical floor to the ICU and began receiving high doses of pain medication via IV. However, the patient recovers well and the confusion...Read More »