Following is the text of ACDIS comments to CMS on the proposed changes to the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and proposed fiscal year (FY) 2020 rates, as published in the May 3, 2019 Federal Register (CMS-1716-P). Download them below.

The ACDIS Regulatory Committee formed last fall and has been working to keep ACDIS members up to date on the regulatory changes that could potentially affect their CDI practice. One change that the committee members are currently monitoring is the proposed IPPS rule changes for fiscal year (FY)...

This paper provides a timeline of the various sepsis definitions and their implications for CDI and coding. Additionally, this paper includes a list of policy recommendations from the ACDIS Regulatory Committee.

One pivotal update included in the CMS fiscal year (FY) 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule is the addition of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) to the list of diagnoses that count as major complicating conditions and comorbidities (MCC). Although this addition...