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Recent guidance around ICD-10 states that non-physician documentation is an appropriate source for coding the social determinants of health. Healthcare organizations concerned about how to record data on patients’ social determinants of health are allowed to use non-physician documentation to support ICD-10 coding for common socioeconomic issues, says the American Hospital Association (AHA).Continue Reading
The CDC published the ICD-10-CM code changes June 11 for fiscal year 2019. Here’s what you should know:Continue Reading
Delayed payments stemming from claim denials are significantly impacting hospital revenue cycles, taking an average 16.4 more days to pay compared to claims that have not been denied, a new analysis from Crowe Horwath revealed.Continue Reading
CMS released ICD-10-PCS updates for hospital inpatient coding professionals to use for discharges from Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2019. ICD-10-CM diagnosis code changes for 2019 have not yet been published.Continue Reading
Tracking denials after a case is billed can help pinpoint coders’ and surgeons’ areas for improvement, according to Pinnacle III’s Bethany Bueno, Specialty Billing Solutions billing operations director.Continue Reading
Healthcare faces constant change: CMS rules are updated regularly, state and federal policies are revised or added often, and new technologies are implemented daily, promising to improve patient outcomes.Continue Reading
Patients with high-deductible plans increasingly were asking St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh to tell them in advance how much their care would cost them out of pocket.Continue Reading
The IPPS proposal calls for greater price transparency from hospital providers. Hospitals will be required next year to publish their standard list of prices online in a machine-readable format, if the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalizes a proposed rule announced Tuesday afternoon.Continue Reading
CMS filed its annual Medicare inpatient payment update April 24, which would increase payments to hospitals next year and follow through on some of the administration’s top healthcare promises, including more price transparency for patients, reduced administrative burden on providers and a greater emphasis on interoperability.Continue Reading
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