Amid the many recent COVID-19 coding updates, it may have been easy to overlook Medicare’s new COVID-19 treatments add-on payment (NCTAP). The NCTAP is applied in addition to the MS-DRG payment for inpatient cases.
The ACDIS Regulatory Committee has released insight for the NCTAP for use...Read More »
This month, CMS begins auditing a sample of hospitals for compliance with price transparency rule. The rule, effective January 1, 2021, requires all United States hospitals to provide publicly available charge information about services offered. While there has been much pushback from hospitals...Read More »
by Alba Kuqi, MD, CICA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CSMC, MSHIM, RHIA
Recent audit activity and the Office of Inspector General’s continued scrutiny toward malnutrition diagnoses, let’s spend a little time digging into the coding and documentation requirements for this tricky diagnosis...Read More »
by Carolyn Riel
It’s common to see CDI job listings that require applicants to be registered nurses. Often an RN credential is not listed as being “preferred,” but required. There are risks, however, with only seeking candidates from this one background.
By Angelica Naylor, MBA, BSN, RN, CCDS
The year 2020: the year that changed all our lives in some form or another. The year 2020: also the year that confirmed racial and ethnic health disparities and inequalities are persistent and worsening for many in our society. Anyone...Read More »
by Howard Rodenberg, MD, MPH, CCDS
In this issue of the CDI Journal, Angelica Naylor, MBA, BSN, RN, CCDS, has presented us with both an exploration of the problem of health disparities and a call to action (see p. X). The question that follows is how do we, both as...Read More »