Regulatory insight: Reviewing ICD-10-PCS Section X

by Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O

There is a saying that “the only constant in life is change.” This can also be said about healthcare. New advances in medical technologies are constantly introduced allowing us to better care for our patients. Unfortunately, the cost of these new technologies can lead to an overwhelming financial burden to hospitals and patients. So, what can you, the CDI specialist, do to lessen the financial burden of new technology in your hospital? Let’s start with an overview of how Medicare pays for new technologies.