Talk Ten Tuesdays

An Explosive Topic: Rates Expected to Increase for PSIs 8, 11 and 14

August 25, 2021 Timothy Powell, CPA | Laurie Johnson | James S. Kennedy, MD | Erica Remer MD Season 11 Episode 474
Talk Ten Tuesdays
An Explosive Topic: Rates Expected to Increase for PSIs 8, 11 and 14
Show Notes

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) – which factor greatly into provider success with the Medicare Inpatient Quality Reporting, Leapfrog, and Maryland quality initiatives – were recently significantly updated for the 2021 fiscal year (FY).

During the next live edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays, you’ll learn why PSI 8, Hospital-acquired hip fracture; PSI 11, Postoperative respiratory failure; and PSI 14, Wound dehiscence rates are likely to increase at all facilities. What can you and your quality committees can do to mitigate these increases? What role will ICD-10-CM code Z66, Do not resuscitate, have with PSI 4, Death among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications?

To be featured during the weekly Internet radio broadcast will be how preoperative documentation workflows that address the newly revised FY 2021 Elixhauser model can go beyond accurately risk-adjusting the PSIs, but also compliantly add net revenue to your facility. Invite your quality teams to listen as Dr. James Kennedy analyzes this explosive topic.

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.
  • Town Hall: Your questions will be answered live during this special interactive broadcast.