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By Karen Chappell
In Coding
Jun 1st, 2020
Comments Off on Look for Clues When Coding Myocardial Infarction Interventions
Does your staff know the coding guidelines for interventions performed on a patient’s coronary artery during a myocardial infarction (MI)? Proper code selection requires very specific documentation. Coders need to know what to look for, and query if ...
By Karen Chappell
In Audit
Dec 16th, 2016
Comments Off on How to Ensure You Receive the Correct Inpatient Reimbursement
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
Sep 8th, 2016
Comments Off on Hospital Outpatient Documentation Under Scrutiny
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
Comments Off on Inquisitive Minds Want to be Medical Auditors
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...