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Patient Safety Indicators PSI

How to Assess Quality of Care at Hospitals: Patient Safety Indicators

By John Franz / October 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) to judge the quality of care at Hospitals.  The data can be used:

  • By patients to choose where they go for care
  • Third party payers to select facilities to contract for services
  • Assist QA departments identify potential problem areas
  • Help leadership assess. monitor, track, and improve patient safety
  • Determine financial gain or loss (CMS PSI 90, contract bonuses for quality)
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2020 ICD-10-PCS Guideline Changes: Make Room for Exceptions

By Teri Jorwic / October 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Make Room for Exceptions: This years’ updates to the ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting include a new section, updates to an existing section, new guidance on a body part, some editorial changes and the introduction to the possibility of exceptions for special cases.

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Understanding ICD-10 Codes and Why They’re Important

By YES HIM Consulting / September 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Every disease, injury, and symptom has its own ICD-10 code. But what exactly is their purpose and what makes them so important?

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ICD 10 training

Is the ICD-10 PCS Coding and Implementation System Worth the Trouble?

By YES HIM Consulting / August 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

The 10th release of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) is the most recent cutting-edge edition to the system of codes that categorizes every disease or health problem around the globe. The earlier edition was published about four decades ago, and henceforth the release of ICD-10 coding was predicted as a sweeping change in the world of medical coding.

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icd 10

Coding Tip Instructional Notes and Common Coding Mistakes in ICD-10-CM

By YES HIM Consulting / August 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

The implementation of ICD-10-coding brought about significant changes to the world of coding. With the additions for FY 2017 presently pushing the number of codes to over 70,000, it is crucial to follow the symbols, conventions, and guidelines mentioned throughout the book.

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The HCC Coding Specialist: Benefiting payers, providers, and patients

By Mari Cely / July 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

Why is HCC coding important for patient and providers & how the HCC coding specialist can contribute to benefiting patient quality scores, higher shared saving, and an improved patient experience.

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ICD-10-PCS Guideline Changes

Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) 2020 Proposed Rule: A Detailed Overview

By Ann Zeisset / July 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

A detailed overview of the 2020 Proposed Rule for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) CMS-1716-P, which was released April 23, 2019 and published in the Federal Register, May 3, 2019.

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Revenue Cycle Management

Revenue Cycle Management 101: Impact of ICD-10 Coding in Inpatient RCM

By YES HIM Consulting / July 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

A brief overview of how ICD-10 coding can impact in various stages within the revenue cycle management process including key aspects in which ICD-10 coding can improve DNFB.

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Value Based Care

Value-Based Care: Trends and Challenges in Revenue Cycle Management

By Mari Cely / April 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

The effectiveness of value-based care models is measured based on how this type of reimbursement can improve the quality of a patient’s overall health. Reducing hospital readmissions and improvement in preventive care are good examples of critical factors to assess the effectiveness of these models. U.S. legislation is clearly moving towards the adoption of value-based care models.

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ICD Code Revisions

The Changing Seasons Bring the Beginning of ICD Code Revisions

By Teri Jorwic / April 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Depending on your location, the spring season brings warmer temperature, green grass or maybe even hurricanes.  But wherever you are, spring brings the first sign of new ICD codes that will be implemented in the fall.

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