As we near the end of what some consider the most unprecedented year in coding, there are more updates to review and decipher in preparation
The idea that CMI can continue to increase year over year as a result of improved documentation and coding accuracy is likely misguided. An important
Comments are due by July 10, 2020. The Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule for the 2021 fiscal year was published on May 11
Latest information comes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group
Birth weight is used by APR-DRGs and MS-DRGs, and it impacts the assigned group. The topic of newborns is rarely addressed when we talk about
Changes are effective Oct. 1, 2019. It’s that time of year again! Time for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2020.
The FY 2020 IPPS proposed changes could bode well for many facilities. There has been much discussion about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)
New initiative is detailed in the OIG work plan. As many of you are aware, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office