With the introduction of ICD-10 on Oct. 1, there are now 132,500 new codes and new ways for healthcare organizations to be paid less based upon inadequate documentation or, worse, documentation that does not support the services rendered.
With the recent implementation of ICD-10, part two of our series explores some ‘best practice’ clinical documentation initiatives (CDI) that are rapidly spreading throughout the country to better understand what you must do to survive and even thrive in this major systemic change.
The ICD-10 code set for reporting diagnoses and procedures to payers consists of 132,500 codes compared with 16,800 in ICD-9 set.
Redesign the Medical Staff Model: A Guide to Collaborative Change by Dr. Jonathan Burroughs is now available through Health Care Administration Press
Population health is not possible in a discounted fee-for-service world, and the significant healthcare business challenge is how to transition from fee-for-service to risk-based capitation in a sustainable way.
Alarm fatigue has moved to the forefront of hazards on the hospital floor. Dr, Jonathan Burroughs offers strategies to manage alarm fatigue.
Regulatory hurdles prevent more hospitals from using e-health to its full potential. Federal and state policies and regulations on care rendered via technology from a remote site spin a tangled web for providers either engaged in e-health or who want to be. A February 2014 article in Health Affairs found strong associations between state policies…
Redesign the Medical Staff Model is a new publication by Dr. Jonathan Burroughs.
Hospital CEOs may have once cast a wary eye when a retail clinic opened in their backyard, but that paradigm has shifted as health systems are increasingly opening their own retail clinics or affiliating with retail clinic operators.
Moving a healthcare organization from fee for service to a capitation-based model can be daunting.