Author "Karen Chappell"

By Karen Chappell
In Audit
Dec 16th, 2016
In inpatient auditing, you are auditing ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes, ICD-10-PCS procedures codes, and much more. The purpose of inpatient auditing is to ensure that the correct DRG was assigned. All of the following factors play a role in making sure t...
By Karen Chappell
In CMS
Sep 8th, 2016
Until the implementation of ICD-10, documentation improvement was seen as an inpatient process. Hospitals were keenly aware that imprecise or nonspecific clinical documentation could result in coding accounts that group to lower DRGs; and thus, less r...
By Karen Chappell
In Audit
May 2nd, 2016
With the implementation of ICD-10, medical coding auditors have been in demand. To ensure that coders are applying the new code set correctly, Health Information Management (HIM) employers have begun to perform audits on all levels of coders. Many cod...