Shifting from volume-driven to value-based healthcare wouldn’t be so difficult if value meant just one thing. But every payer and value-based program defines value to suit its own purposes—on good […]
Last year I wrote a blog about the new Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice or MOON, the latest in the CMS library of Beneficiary Notices. A lot of folks thought no […]
I paraphrase, but this is essentially the question we hear from providers when we talk about ICD-10 coding accuracy. Most recently, I was asked this question by an HIM department looking […]
Donna: Hey Sue, have you read the WEDI document on the 2016 ICD-10-CM Clinical Indicators? This is another opinion on Guideline 19, which was published in the 2017 “ICD-10-CM Official […]
When it comes to regulatory changes, do we still have anything left to fear? Oh sure, there are all kinds of changes coming for us, like the merit-based incentive payment […]
I promised follow-up on Guideline 19, so I want to share what I have read recently. The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) published an issue brief on October 21, […]
This webinar reviews the Total Performance Score calculation and how the Value-Based Purchasing Program measures will impact payment.
Donna: Hi, Sue! I saw you at the ACDIS conference last week. How were the sessions you attended? Sue: Really good – I liked the diversity and range of topics […]
We see it everywhere: AHIMA and ACDIS are offering education programs to help their members embark on the outpatient CDI journey. Consulting firms and technology companies are launching new services […]
Donna: Sue, have you been reading about the new definitions for sepsis and septic shock, and the new clinical guidance for physicians about diagnosing sepsis in their patients? Sue: Yes, I […]
Donna: Sue, it has been way too long. What’ve you been up to? Sue: I’ve been auditing a lot of ICD-10 documentation and coding post go-live. Donna: Same here – […]
This webinar with expert Lisa Lanier explains how clinical documentation improvement is impacted by the shift from inpatient to outpatient services.