In this webinar, explore how to create a true picture of your patient populations and their mortality risks with Cheryl Manchenton, RN.
Note: I started this blog on Monday morning, when an agreement to end the shutdown was still being worked out. Now that government is funded, the blog looks like old […]
Donna: Hi Sue. Have you had a chance to read through the FY 2017 Final Rule since our last chat? Sue: I haven’t read all 2,434 pages if that’s what […]
My years of posting blog diatribes against the politics behind the ICD-10 implementation saga may have sent a confusing message regarding government (as distinguished from politics), so I would like […]
Back in March, I reported at the CMS ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance meeting that the expected financial impact of the conversion to ICD-10 for a typical Medicare inpatient case mix […]
In 2003, health policy experts Gerard Anderson and Uwe Reinhardt, along with two Johns Hopkins doctoral candidates, published an article in Health Affairs provocatively titled “It’s The Prices, Stupid: Why […]
Does the CMS two-midnight rule create an adversarial dynamic between physicians and hospitals? 3M authors discuss an alternative approach using low-cost outliers in this Healthcare Financial Management article.
Towards midnight, a cop comes upon a guy crawling around on his hands and knees under a streetlight. The cop asks, “What are you doing?” “Looking for my car keys.” […]
Donna: Sue, I have been reviewing data files with ICD-9 codes translated to ICD-10 to determine if there are DRG changes between the two coding systems. Sue: Well, Donna, what […]
Last time I exhausted my blog space and myself and probably a few readers describing in principle how the differences in the language of ICD-9 and ICD-10 impact the MS-DRG […]
Everyone on the planet knows what a coronary angioplasty is, since it makes the news every time someone in public office gets their coronaries reamed out. Angioplasties happen—a lot—and when […]
For the Record magazine recently posted an article, “Reviewing Top 10 DRGs, Codes, Insufficient for ICD-10 Prep,” by Valerie Rinkle. AHIMA linked to it from one of their recent emails, […]