ICD-10-PCS Codes Updates – FY2019

ICD-10-PCS Codes Updates

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 ICD-10-PCS code changes for fiscal year(FY) 2019.  After the codes are approved in the FY 2019 IPPS Final Rule, they will be implemented by all hospital inpatient coding professionals with discharges occurring on October 1, 2018.

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YES CDI Specialist: Liaison between CDI and Coding

CDI Specialist

The role of the YES Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Specialist is to be a liaison and a partner, to compare the facility CDIS Medicare severity diagnosis-related group (MS-DRG) to the facility coder MS-DRG when there is a mismatch between the two MS-DRGs.

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Urgent Care Boom Equates to Increase in Hospital’s Revenue per Admission

urgent care

Over the course of the last decade, U.S. hospitals are continuing to expand their urgent care clinic networks. According to a NPR/Kaiser Health News report from December 2017, the primary goals for adopting a more decentralized approach through urgent care facilities include: Expanding the footprint/brand of the health system (at a discounted rate); Generating new referrals; Keeping patients out of the ED (40% of ED visits nationwide DO NOT require Emergency Services); and boosting patient satisfaction.

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