Health Information Management

FY 2011 IPPS proposed rule spurs discussions about regulatory hot topics

HIM-HIPAA Insider, June 22, 2010

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The fiscal year (FY) 2011 IPPS proposed rule released April 19 addresses several highly debated topics. They include:

  • A sizable documentation and coding adjustment (DCA)
  • A potential code freeze in anticipation of ICD-10 
  • A closer look at payment implications of hospital-acquired conditions (HAC) and the present on admission (POA) indicator 
Note: To find out more about the proposed changes for each, visit the HCPro website. Subscribers to Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies have access to this article in the June issue of their newsletters.



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