According to an informal ACDIS poll, 66% of facilities plan to begin dual coding for ICD-10-CM/PCS in the first quarter of 2014. At Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, administrators made the decision...Read More »
By the end of 2104, more than 80% of all healthcare providers are expected to implement a CDI program, according to an AHIMA/TrustHCS report “The Growth in the Clinical Documentation Specialist Profession” published in...Read More »
The American Hospital Association threw its support behind proposed legislation that would delay enforcement of the ‘two-midnight’ rule. Originally included in the 2014 IPPS Final Rule, the regulation changes the definition of medical necessity for...Read More »
It’s been more than a decade since the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) drafted its last roadmap for healthcare information technology uses. Earlier this month, the WEDI Foundation...Read More »
Q: We recently had a situation where a 72 year old was admitted with large pleural effusion, fever, elevated white blood cell count, and a left shift. The provider also documented acute respiratory failure.