Beyond APCs: New Challenges with Outpatient Coding, Compliance, and Reimbursement. Do You Know Where You Stand?
Author: Bohley, Michele; Kost, Beth
Source: AHIMA Convention
Publication Date: October 21, 2005
CDI in the Outpatient Setting: Finding the 'Hidden Gems' of Opportunity for Improvement
Effective August 1, 2000, Medicare began making payments for certain services provided in a hospital ambulatory outpatient setting based on Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs). Many facilities are still struggling with accuracy of coding and documentation and m....
Author: Merriweather, Kay; Slater, Leslie; Bohley, Michele
Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes | Journal of AHIMA
Publication Date: July 2017
“If it’s not documented, it wasn’t done.” This is one of the first axioms health information management (HIM) professionals learn. HIM professionals have witnessed the evolution of quality documentation, with patient education becoming the center of healthcare in th....