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Sponsored Content: Incorporate quality mandates into the CDI function

CDI Strategies, December 23, 2010

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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.



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