by James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS
CMS plans to announce a complete revision of the CC/MCC structure in next year’s proposed fiscal year (FY) 2019 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) rule. CMS notes that over the past several years, there has been a steady increase...Read More »
Q: We are struggling with coders querying certain diagnosis because they feel there is conflicting documentation in the record, and then we are “losing” that diagnosis. For example, the physician documents acute respiratory failure a couple of...Read More »
What is a best practice? Who or what defines it? We hear it talked about all the time, but what does it really mean, and whom does it apply to?
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “best practice” as a noun meaning “a procedure that...Read More »
A few weeks ago, I was giving a presentation to a group of surgeons. I was talking with them about CDI, which as you might imagine is as near and dear to the heart of the surgeon as mindfulness is to Daffy Duck. My comments engendered a...Read More »