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Pay per view: Identify manifestations, probable underlying causes for altered mental status to capture patient severity

APCs Insider, March 28, 2008

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Dear colleagues:

This month, we'll discuss documentation strategies for altered mental status (AMS), a commonly under documented condition for which greater specificity regarding manifestations and probable underlying causes will better substantiate patient severity of illness in pay-for-performance methodologies.

Click here to learn more about altered mental status. Medical Records Briefing subscribers have free access to this article in the February issue via their online subscriptions.



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