New research published in the Annals of Surgery shows that high-risk general surgery patients have greater survival rates at major teaching hospitals than at non-teaching hospitals, according to HealthLeaders Media.
The 30-day mortality rate for these high-risk patients...Read More »
The Government Accountability Office (GAO), a government watchdog agency, said in a recent report that CMS lacks complete information on how much funding it allocates for quality programs. Additionally, the GAO questioned whether CMS has the...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. Keri Miller, RN, BSN, CCDS, a CDI specialist at McLaren Healthcare in Lansing, Michigan, a member of the Michigan ACDIS local...Read More »
Now more than a decade removed from CDI programs’ widespread adoption, CDI professionals have an impact on nearly all aspects of healthcare—from reimbursement, to quality reporting, to denials prevention and appeal writing, to patient care. That’s what the 2019 CDI Week theme celebrates—“CDI...Read More »
During last week’s MedPAC meeting, MedPAC proposed a program that would tie quality to payments for skill nursing facilities, home health service, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-...Read More »