One element of the Affordable Care Act is exceeding even its original advocates’ wildest dreams: Medicare’s bundled payment program for joint replacements.
The American Hospital Association recently reaffirmed that providers can assign social determinant codes in ICD-10-CM based on documentation from any member of the care team, including non-physicians such as social workers, case managers, nurses, and other allied staff.
The release has no impact on practicing coding professionals—and will not for an undetermined number of years, according to AHIMA coding experts.
As healthcare delivery is increasingly moving from acute care facilities and into outpatient and post-acute settings, patient data is moving along with it.
In today’s regulatory environment, it’s imperative that healthcare professionals have processes in place to handle a variety of audits and insurance claims denials.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday announced several new Trump Administration initiatives aimed at tackling complex electronic health record (EHR) interoperability issues and increasing patient access to healthcare data.