I try to have my articles be educational, with topics that will have broad appeal to our readers in different healthcare settings. So I hope
Unsurprisingly, I am writing about the No Surprises Act (NSA) today. Last year, I had quite an unwelcome surprise. I was thrown from my horse
There has been lots of healthcare news in the past two weeks. First, I hope all of you read my RACmonitor e-news article from July
Readmissions are a common topic of concern around hospitals and rightly so, but the issue is much more complex than it seems. First, of course
I was recently performing some analysis using cost report data. At first pass, it looked like hospitals in the United States had made a huge
Last week the New York Times published an article titled “The Moral Crisis of America’s Doctors” with a subheading stating, “the corporatization of healthcare has
We have all heard it, time and time again. In fact, I recall telling my hospital’s chief medical officer that my patients were sicker than
Be prepared for audits of inpatient hospitalizations with explanations of attempted prevention. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contracted auditors are
The CMS Two-Midnight Rule and short-stay audits are here to stay, impacting inpatient and outpatient admissions, ASC procedures, and Medicare Parts C & D. New for 2024, the Two-Midnight Rule applies to Medicare Advantage patients, requiring differentiation between Medicare plans affecting Case Managers, Utilization Review, and operational processes and knowledge of a vital distinction between these patients that influences post-discharge medical reviews and compliance risk. Join Michael G. Calahan for a comprehensive webcast covering federal laws for all admission processes. Gain the knowledge needed to navigate audits effectively and optimize patient access points, personnel, and compliance strategies. Learn Two-Midnight Rule essentials, Medicare Advantage implications, and compliance best practices. Discover operational insights for short-stay admissions, outpatient observation, and the ever-changing Inpatient-Only Listing.
A massive task lies ahead! Now’s the time to start preparing your case management and utilization review teams for successful implementation of changes contained in the 2024 IPPS, OPPS and MPFS rules.
Gain clarity on billing, patient notifications, and discharge appeal rights in social admissions. Join our webcast for essential insights and strategies to navigate this complex landscape, ensuring financial stability and optimal patient care.
Dr. Ronald Hirsch provides tried-and-true strategies and insight into outpatient in hospital bed stays including determining the applicable definition, who uses it, and when and how to bill for this circumstance, solidified with concrete case examples and expert insight.
Explore comprehensive guidelines and best practices for secondary diagnosis coding in our illuminating webcast. Delve into the intricacies of accurately assigning secondary diagnosis codes to ensure precise medical documentation. Learn how to navigate complex scenarios and adhere to coding regulations while enhancing coding proficiency. Our expert-led webcast covers essential insights, including documentation requirements, sequencing strategies, and industry updates. Elevate your coding skills and stay current with the latest coding advancements so you can determine the correct DRG assignment to optimize reimbursement, support medical decision-making, and maintain compliance.
Enhance your inpatient coding precision and revenue with Principal Diagnosis Coding: Mastering Selection and Sequencing. Join our expert-led webcast to conquer the challenges of principal diagnosis selection and sequencing. We’ll decode the intricacies of ICD-10-CM guidelines, equipping you with a clear grasp of the rules and the official UHDDS principal diagnosis definition. Uncover the crucial role of coding conventions, master the sequencing of related conditions, and confidently tackle cases with equally valid principal diagnoses.
Only ICD10monitor delivers what you need: updates on must-know changes associated with the FY24 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule, including new ICD-10-CM/PCS codes, plus insights, analysis and answers to questions from the country’s most respected subject matter experts.
This third session in our 2024 IPPS Summit will feature a review of FY24 changes to the MS-DRG methodology and new technology add-on payments (NTAPs), presented by senior healthcare consultant Laurie Johnson, with bonus insights and analysis from two acclaimed subject matter experts
This second session in the ICD10monitor 2024 IPPS Summit will feature a review of the FY24 changes to ICD-10-PCS codes and New Technology Add-On Payments, presented by senior healthcare consultant Laurie Johnson, with bonus insights and analysis from CDI expert Dr. Erica Remer. CMS has published approximately fifty new applications to New Technology Add-On Payments and you don’t want to leave money on the table!
Our 2024 IPPS Summit will get you up-to-speed on the many changes to ICD-10-CM codes and guidelines, SDoH and CCs/MCCs, plus the revisions to the MCE for the coming year, all while providing valuable insights and analysis from top subject matter HIM and CDI experts.
Boost your coding accuracy and contribute to quality care! Join our webcast on Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), HACs, and POA status. Discover trouble spots to watch out for and key terms in your medical record documentation. Elevate your skills to ensure precise code assignment and make a meaningful impact on hospital care. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your coding expertise!
This expert-guided webcast will showcase tips for providers to ensure appropriate capture of the work performed for a visit. Comprehensive examples will be given that demonstrate documentation gaps and how to educate providers on the documentation necessary to appropriately assign a level of service. You will gain clarification on answers regarding emergency department and urgent care coding circumstances as well as a review of how/when it is appropriate to code for E&M in radiology and more.
Practical solutions for CDM departments to protect your hospital’s revenue.
This webcast teaches hospitals how to comply with CMS price transparency rules and compare their rates with peer hospitals. It covers creating a compliant machine-readable file, comparing negotiated rates, and improving pricing decisions.
The No Surprises Act (NSA) presents a challenge for hospitals and providers who must provide Good Faith Estimates (GFEs) for all schedulable services for self-pay and uninsured patients. Compliance is necessary, but few hospitals have been able to fully comply with the requirements despite being a year into the NSA. This webcast provides an overview of the NSA/GFE policy, its impact, and a step-by-step process to adhere to the requirements and avoid non-compliance penalties.
Familiarize yourself with the dramatic 2023 changes to codes, coding guidelines and documentation requirements for evaluation and management (E&M) split/shared and incident-to services.