The 2012 CDI Salary Survey garnered more than 900 responses. In general, the results mirror those from previous years. (ACDIS members can read the complete report in the July edition of the CDI...Read More »
Observation services increased 34% from 2007 to 2009, “from an average of 86.9 observation stay events per 1,000 inpatient admissions per month in 2007 to 116.6 in 2009,” according to a June article in the Journal...Read More »
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking nominations for its ICD-10-CM/PCS Conversion of Quality Indicators (QIs) workgroup. The text of the notice, including workgroup selection criteria and specific activities, may be found at...Read More »
The proposed rule changes for the Conditions of Participations (CoP) were recently finalized. They include some relief regarding rules for physicians signing, dating, and timing verbal orders within 48 hours of the order being given.
According to the new rule, HHS eliminated the...Read More »
We recently had a case where a patient with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was admitted for several lung lesions. The patient went to surgery for de-cortication of lung due to left lung entrapment with adhesions, deep wedge resection of mass of the upper lung and left lower...Read More »