Preparing for IPPS 2017 Changes

In a recent issue of ICD10 Monitor, I analyzed the proposed 2017 IPPS rule changes and identified key areas where coders need to pay close attention. This blog provides a quick overview of the coding areas most impacted by the proposed rule changes. For the full...

Coding Audits Evolve with ICD-10

In the June 2016 issue of the Journal of AHIMA, myself and four other industry experts defined new benchmarks and best practices for conducting ICD-10 coding audits. The move to ICD-10-CM/PCS adds a layer of audit complexity and requirements as hospitals and health...