Exclusive: Improving Documentation for PSI-9
There has long been a focus on improving documentation for the purpose of maximizing the capture of complications and morbidities and major complications and morbidities (CCs and MCCs). As value-based purchasing is becoming more widely adopted, the importance of improving documentation is becoming more relevant. Case in point: the importance of coagulopathy documentation and its impact on perioperative hemorrhage and hematoma, a patient safety indictor (PSI-9).
Reporting our lead story during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays will be Dr. Ahmed Abuabdou, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center.
The live broadcast will also feature these other segments:
- Tuesday Focus: Telehealth: The proliferation of telehealth, now identified in the 2021 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan, means that you will need to be extra diligent when coding the service in order to be compliant, according to Terry Fletcher, nationally recognized professional auditor and coder, who will return to the broadcast to report on the topic with a focus on audio-only check-ins.
- News Desk: Timothy Powell, compliance expert and ICD10monitor national correspondent, will anchor the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.
- The Coding Report: Laurie Johnson, senior healthcare consultant for Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC, will report on the latest ICD-10 codes.
- TalkBack: Erica Remer, MD, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc. and Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host, will report on another thought-provoking topic that has captured her attention.