Corporate Compliance

Pay-per-view: Profiling data depend on accurate documentation

Compliance Monitor, March 7, 2007

You're probably aware that earning the appropriate reimbursement depends heavily on physician documentation, and that CMS' fiscal year 2007 diagnosis-related group (DRG) changes and future plans increase the reliance on physicians to accurately document the patient's severity of illness (SOI). What you might not realize is that physician documentation of SOI has an immediate effect on both the public's perception of your hospital and its overall financial outlook. Establish a focused documentation-improvement program now to prevent problems.

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