When Surgeons Have Had Enough— Modifying PSI-06 Criteria for AHRQ
A key (and occasionally overlooked) role of the physician advisor is advocacy: advocacy for physician partners, advocacy for quality patient outcomes, and advocacy for clinical medicine represented on committees, in board rooms, and to agencies defining national standards.
During the next live edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays, Dr. Drew Updike, medical director of coding at UCHealth, and Dr. Debra Anoff, senior medical director of clinical documentation improvement (CDI) for UCHealth, will offer a blueprint on how they solved a local problem on a national level.
They identified a blind spot in Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) criteria that was negatively impacting their organization's PSI-06 Quality ranking, as a result of their being a regional referral center for a highly specialized congenital corrective surgery (the “Nuss” procedure).
After collaborating cross-sectionally within their organization, they engaged in advocacy to AHRQ; the result was successful modification of PSI-06 criteria, based in sound clinical reasoning.
The live broadcast will also feature these other segments:
- Coding Report: Laurie Johnson, senior healthcare consultant with Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC, will have the Talk Ten Tuesdays Coding Report, along with the broadcast’s weekly Listeners Survey.
- News Desk: Timothy Powell, compliance expert and ICD10monitor national correspondent, will anchor the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.
- TalkBack: Erica Remer, MD, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc. and Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host, will report on a subject that has caught her attention during her popular segment.
This episode is sponsored by:
AHIMA, MRA and AHDAM