The 2020 IPPS Proposed Rule indicates many changes to ICD-10 for FY 2020 including some significant ones to MS-DRG payments-some higher and some lower.
Denial reduction in the outpatient (OP) environment stems from the knowledge of the factors that contribute to risk.
Composing a compliant query is the most important task for the querying professional.
When a CDI audit is in a facility’s future, several factors should be considered for a smooth and successful outcome.
If you’re a case manager, you know firsthand how busy and hectic the job can be at times. Between being on your feet all day to working multiple shifts, it’s easy to feel burned out.
If your facility has been experiencing turnover at a skyrocketing level, it’s time to realize it’s probably not your employees with the problem – it’s you.
Once a CDI professional’s clinical skills are at an expert level, their coding expertise must follow suit.
The significant role CDI plays in healthcare has become apparent with the transition from the inpatient to the outpatient environment and from a financial to a quality focus.
When first starting an Outpatient Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) program, it’s important to identify which departments you will need to interact with and who will be impacted through the CDI process.