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Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, June 2009

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, June 1, 2009

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Later than usual, CMS finally released the IPPS proposed rule for fiscal year 2010. The biggest news: A documentation and coding adjustment will essentially offset the proposed reimbursement increase that hospitals could receive. The rule also lays out changes to more than 100 diagnosis codes. Find out what you, as a coder, need to know. Also in this issue, an update on CMS’ recent Open Door Forum, tips on condition code 44, heart failure coding, and appropriate code sequencing. Finally, test your knowledge with a coding case study.

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