The declining rate of some hospital-acquired conditions was not because of the penalty-driven Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, according to a study recently published in Health Affairs.Read More »
Oceanside Medical Group, a clinic providing mental health services in Santa Monica, California, is disputing an Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that estimated the group received $2.6 million in overpayments for...Read More »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a proposal for changes to ICD-10-CM sepsis related codes after receiving numerous questions and comments about the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3) published in 2016.
Medicare cut payments to 2,583 hospitals this week in the newest round of readmission penalties, according to Kaiser Health News. Medicare estimates that the cuts will cost hospitals $563 million over a year.
Of the 3,129 general hospitals evaluated in the Hospital Readmission...Read More »
Just over 25% of healthcare leaders cite a lack of resources as the primary barrier to implementing a value-based care model, according to a Definitive Healthcare survey. Nearly 20% attribute gaps in interoperability as a sizable impediment, while another 17% cite the unpredictability of revenue...Read More »
As part of the ninth annual Clinical Documentation Integrity Week, ACDIS conducted a series of interviews with CDI professionals on a variety of emerging industry topics. Terry Ann Simmons, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CCDS, a CDI specialist at Hartford Healthcare HOCC Campus in New Britain, Connecticut,...Read More »