The countdown to the 2017 Revenue Integrity Symposium is on! In just nine days, revenue integrity professionals from across the country will gather at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, Tennessee, to learn about the latest regulatory changes and network with peers.Read More »
You've heard it a million times before: if it isn't documented, it isn't done. This adage is applicable to many aspects of healthcare, including documentation of extended stay certification under Medicare Part A.Read More »
Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) is shifting gears to clinical documentation integrity at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina. The CDI department recently transitioned from being under the health information management umbrella to falling under revenue integrity.Read More »
There are two parts of maintaining correct audits: ensuring that the charges present on the claim accurately represent the care provided and documented and ensuring the claim is compliant with all applicable billing rules and regulations. One way to ease the process is to review the charges on...Read More »
A two-year-old child is brought in to the emergency department with a case of croup, experiencing inflammation in the lungs as well as coughing. The child is treated with Dexamethasone, a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. The child’s coughing subsides and he is discharged.
Transitioning to an electronic health system comes with its challenges, from learning new software systems to updating staff roles. Understanding the resources your facility has available is critical to adapting to these changes. Read More »