Corporate Compliance

Pay-per-view: There are no excuses when it comes to the present-on-admission indicator

Compliance Monitor, October 17, 2007

Every time you see a patient in the acute-care setting, coders assign ICD-9 codes based on the diagnostic information that you provide. These codes then appear on the bill. The information that exists on all of the bills generated throughout the country goes into a huge database from which hospital and physician profile statistics are derived.

To find out more, order the pay-per-view article There are no excuses when it comes to the present-on-admission indicator.The cost is $10. Subscribers to the online version of Strategies for Health Care Compliance have free access to this article. Subscribers to the print edition can find it in their most recent issue.

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