Coding Compliance

Coding Clinic Updates: Significant Changes to CHF and Diabetes Coding

Coding Clinic 1st Quarter 2016 Updates The release of Coding Clinic 1st Quarter 2016 (effective with discharges which started on March 18, 2016) brought about two significant changes. Heart Failure The first change is the acceptance of the more contemporary heart failure classification terms that refer to ejection fraction and...

12 Questions You Need to Ask to Maximize Audit Results

“CFOs and other executives often have little visibility into the results; even those that seriously impact revenue.” As CFO, the financial health of an organization rests on your shoulders. You identify growth opportunities and watch for payer and government activity that tighten the organizations purse strings. Whether your view is...

Dual Coding: The Key to a Successful ICD-10 Transition

As the official implementation of ICD-10 approaches, healthcare organizations are finalizing plans for managing this transition. One key initiative to prepare for ICD-10 is to implement dual coding. There are many benefits to dual coding beyond providing coders an opportunity to practice including: identification of remediation training needs, minimizing productivity...

What Hospitals Need to Know About the Two-Midnight Rule

The Two-Midnight Rule is a benchmark for physicians to use in determining a patient’s status for care, whether inpatient or outpatient, at all inpatient acute care hospitals, including Long Term Care Hospitals and critical access hospitals. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the Two-Midnight Rule over concerns...

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