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 »
Fall is the time for cider, apple picking, and pumpkin patch pictures. For those in the CDI profession, though, it’s also a time for regulatory updates. The November/December edition of the CDI Journal seeks to give readers a guiding light through the...Read More »
Earlier this month, the CMS held a call to discuss the MS-DRG CC/MCC comprehensive analysis discussed in the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed and final rules. The deadline for submitting comments on this is tomorrow, Friday, November 1. ACDIS’ regulatory...Read More »
Due to nearly 1,300 cases and 26 deaths of e-cigarette or vaping product use associated with lung injury (EVALI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines for capturing EVALI. These guidelines come close on the tail of the CDC’s...Read More »
The ACDIS Regulatory Committee exists to review regulatory policy, coding, and clinical updates, comment to agencies on the behalf of ACDIS, and provide summary, interpretation, and analysis to the ACDIS membership.
As mentioned last week, the Committee is hard at work drafting a comment...Read More »
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an analysis stating that roughly 25% of the $3.8 trillion spent annually in the U.S. on healthcare can be characterized as waste.Read More »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently proposed changes to sepsis coding and requested feedback from the public. As part of their ongoing work, the ACDIS CDI Regulatory Committee is formulating a comment letter to submit on ACDIS’ behalf, leveraging the feedback from the...Read More »