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Proposed IPPS Includes 15 MS-DRGs Changes

The IPPS proposed rule is dense reading. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule for

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The Need for Facility Coding Guidelines

Not all new technologies are created equal.  Facility-specific coding guidelines are key to code hospital visits and encounters consistently. Another role that facility-specific guidelines play

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CMS Proposes New Updates to Codes and MS-DRGs

2020 IPPS proposed rule has a total of 149,405 ICD-10 codes. The Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule for fiscal year (FY) 2020 comes

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Searching for Efficiency in the CDI Process

When efficiency is not truly efficient, after all. “Efficiency” may be defined in many ways, including the following, as described by dictionary.com: Able to accomplish

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