Opioid addiction has been declared a public health emergency in the United States. It is vital that organizations and providers provide high quality clinical documentation, to guarantee the data which drives research and education on this topic is based on the correct information.
Just as healthcare doesn’t stop when a patient is discharged, health problems begin before admission takes place. The documentation doesn’t start or stop at the acute admission either.
By Jon Elion, MD: Physicians have been bombarded with opinions, information and misinformation about ICD-10-CM/PS. This makes it challenging for them to cut through the politics and posturing and focus exclusively on practical and pragmatic approaches to deal with the new coding system.
In this web series, HIM professionals working in emerging roles give advice on tackling difficult HIM problems.