May 31st, 2018
There are more codes in the ICD-10-Procedure Coding System used by hospitals in 2019’s code set, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ recent release. Procedure Code Set Expands The PCS system now has 78,881 codes, growing larger as more codes are added to accomodate procedures being performed on inpatients. Overall, the changes look like ...
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May 23rd, 2018
Starting Oct. 1, hospital discharges to hospice care qualify as a post-acute care transfer and may have payment adjustments for Medicare patients. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Transmittal 2055, change request 10602, under the policy regulations § 412.4: * When a patient is transferred to another hospital and their stay ...
Apr 11th, 2018
Flint, Michigan’s water crisis forces screening and in-depth health assessments of 30,000 children who were exposed to lead-tainted drinking water. The water crisis occurred between April 2014-October 2015, when the Flint water supply was switched from Detroit’s treated Lake Huron water to polluted Flint River water. The 18-month exposure to lead-contaminated water may have long-term ...
Feb 14th, 2018
Sexual harassment isn’t just a Hollywood problem coming into the limelight. It’s in nearly every workplace, including hospitals and physician practices. To help ensure your healthcare organization avoids incidents of sexual harassment, it’s important to have strict policies in place and to make sure your employees understand what constitutes inappropriate conduct. What Is Sexual Harassment? ...
Feb 4th, 2018
Nurses are the backbone of the clinical side of medicine. As a hospital employee working on the business side of healthcare, have you been inspired or empowered by a nurse working in the hospital trenches who ensures patients get the best care possible? If so, you can nominate an extraordinary nurse for the DAISY Award®. ...