What should providers do to avoid unnecessary denials?
Performance is measured within the population, not just the outcome of interest, and APR-DRG is missing the mark.
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.