Briefings on Patient Safety April 2010
Patient Safety Monitor, April 1, 2010
This issue contains articles about human factors engineering, suicide risk assessment, rapid response teams and analyzing where missed opportunities occur, a column about design thinking in patient safety, and how staff safety effects patient safety.
- CMS seeks comment on quality measures
- Q&A: Why do we receive an edit when reporting fluoroscopy?
- Welcome to the new and improved APCs Insider!
- What does case-mix index mean to you?
- OB services: Coding inside and outside of the package
- Differentiate between types of wound debridement
- Note similarities and differences between HCPCS, CPT® codes
- Ultrasound used as therapy for Alzheimer's
- Residency coordinator salaries
- Complications from immobility by body system
- Washington passes legislation to increase residency positions
- Understand the tracer methodology survey
- Tip of the week: Prior to a fair hearing, allow the physician in question to object to hearing panel members
- Note from the instructor: CMS revises its billing and payment policies to permit certain preadmission inpatient-only procedures to be bundled into the subsequent inpatient admission
- New malnutrition criteria could help ensure consistent coding
- ICD-10 opponents mount last-ditch roadblocks to implementation