Revisit the highlights of this year’s Annual Convention and Exhibit.
A Tuesday roundtable presentation, “Challenges for HIM at the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,” addressed issues such as limited educational opportunities for HIM professionals specific to the IRF setting, how official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines do not always fit IRF coding, and the excessive number of requests for audits compared to the size of the IRF unit.
The Everglades, under an hour’s drive directly west from the Miami Beach Convention Center, is an unparalleled subtropical wilderness brimming with beautiful wetland landscapes and rare plant and animal species. But those who don’t heed the National Park Service’s warnings could end up the unfortunate recipient of these ICD-10 codes.
At Tuesday’s convention session titled “Tracking Risk Adjustment Across the Continuum of Care: A Patient Tracer,” presenter Laura Legg, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, discussed how the documentation must tell the complete story of the patient encounter to trace the patient’s chronic conditions throughout the healthcare continuum.
Disruptive times call for clarity of purpose, determination, and sometimes the willingness to start all over, according to the speakers at Tuesday’s General Session.
No matter where an organization is with its current state of IG, it is never too late to get on the “IG train.”