CMS is expected to soon release its final timeline for ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation. Although it had not done so as of press time, ACDIS members will receive a special alert when the announcement is made.
Meanwhile, the agency published the 2013 ICD-10-CM codes and general equivalency...Read More »
CMS recently redesigned its Hospital Compare website to enhance navigation capabilities for users. CDI specialists can use Hospital Compare to review their facility’s status on certain quality measures such as readmissions, infections, and other measures. Using the site during physician...Read More »
A recent Office of the Inspector General report found PacifiCare of Texas received $115 million in CMS overpayments. The OIG reviewed 100 sample cases and found 43 claims with incorrect payments. According to the report,...Read More »
Unplanned readmissions may by overestimated by as much as 25%, according to a study by physicians in the neurological surgery and orthopedic surgery at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center presented at American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) meeting in Miami...Read More »