In 2008, only 11% of poll respondents indicated their CDI program either reviewed outpatient records for documentation improvement opportunities or were looking to expand into outpatient (8% and 3% respectively). How has the climate changed?
From calendar year 2008 to 2011, Medicare paid more than $65 billion for physician services. In each of these years, 2% of the physicians were responsible for almost 25% of all the payments—each receiving annual payments of approximately $1 million, according...Read More »
Congress agreed to extend sequestration on Medicare for an additional year, to 2024, as an offset to restore military cost-of-living adjustments, according to Rural Health Voices, the blog of the National...Read More »
In a letter to CMS, more than 100 members of the House of Representatives asked the agency to consider “an alternative payment arrangement with [Recovery Auditors, formerly known as RACs] to ensure RACs are not improperly...Read More »
Q: We are implementing a new electronic CDI system. Our concurrent queries are not currently a part of the medical record. The providers document their responses in the progress notes. We believe this adds to the consistency of the medical record and will avoid any issues related to...Read More »