Health Information Management

Sponsored Content: Incorporate quality mandates into the CDI function

CDI Strategies, December 9, 2010

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to CDI Strategies!

by Steven Robinson, MS, PA-O, RN, CPUR 

The DRG system, implemented nationally in 1983, was the first major healthcare mandate in the United States imposed on acute healthcare facilities. The purpose of the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) was to not only systemize reimbursement for inpatient hospitalizations, but also to better measure quality of care.
Since 1983, there have been many revisions to the DRG system, most of which focus on the same topic—improvements to quality of care. This article will address complying with recently expanded CMS quality mandates by proactively incorporating them into the CDI concurrent review process.
Editor’s note: In the April 2010 edition of the CDI Journal, Maxim Health Information Services began a year-long series of sponsored articles to examine some of the top trouble spots of CDI implementation.
Read the complete article in the Helpful Resources section on the ACDIS website.

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to CDI Strategies!

    Briefings on APCs
  • Briefings on APCs

    Worried about the complexities of the new rules under OPPS and APCs? Briefings on APCs helps you understand the new rules...

  • HIM Briefings

    Guiding Health Information Management professionals through the continuously changing field of medical records and toward a...

  • Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies

    Submitting improper Medicare documentation can lead to denial of fees, payback, fines, and increased diligence from payers...

  • Briefings on HIPAA

    How can you minimize the impact of HIPAA? Subscribe to Briefings on HIPAA, your health information management resource for...

  • APCs Insider

    This HTML-based e-mail newsletter provides weekly tips and advice on the new ambulatory payment classifications regulations...

Most Popular