Not wishing to disappoint, the 2019 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule, released on Tuesday, has something for everyone. For coders and clinical documentation integrity specialists (CDISs), there are proposed new codes and tweaks to the MS-DRG methodology as well as changes in New Technology add-on payments. Laurie Johnson, senior healthcare consultant for Revenue Cycle Solutions LLC and ICD10monitor contributor, will report on the latest proposal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Other segments to be featured on the broadcast include:
Tuesday Focus: Charles Stellar, president and CEO of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, took time from his busy schedule to discuss solving the Interoperability issues in healthcare to assure that different information technology systems and software applications can communicate and exchange data.
News Desk: Charles Locke, MD, a senior physician advisor of care coordination and clinical resource management at Johns Hopkins and an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, reported on the news coming from the National Physician Advisor Conference in Greenville, North Carolina.
RegWatch: Leading healthcare technology consultant Stanley Nachimson returns with his popular segment, RegWatch, through which he reports on the latest regulatory changes coming out of Washington, D.C. Most notably, he reports on the IPPS proposed rule on EHR Meaningful use for hospitals.
- Coding Report: Nationally recognized coding and documentation authority Terry Fletcher continues reporting on errors she is uncovered in a review of more than 1,000 records. Terry will share her findings in the second of a four-part series on auditing issues in physician documentation.
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