Understanding National Coverage Policies

“Present on admission indicators, hospital-acquired conditions, serious reportable events, and ‘wrong’ surgical events are each hot topics,” write the authors of a “Coding Notes” column in this month’s print issue. “However, they also can be a hot topic together, because a number of these reporting requirements are interrelated.”

Jane Cook, Cheryl D’Amato, Gail Garrett, Becky Ruhnau-Gee, Linda Hyde, and Natalie Novak sort out the relationship of POA, HACs, SREs, and “wrong” surgical site policies in “Understanding National Coverage Policies.”

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