Coding Audit Benchmarking: Comparing apples to apples

Coding Audit Benchmarking: Comparing apples to apples Let me ask you a question: Wouldn’t it be nice to benchmark your coder’s performance against other coders in the industry? Up to this point, there has never really been a way to do this. Why? Because there are no standards for calculating accuracy rates. For as many […]

Official Coding Guidelines released for Financial Year 2023

It’s that time of year! Summer is winding down and we are preparing for the October 1 coding changes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released the Official Coding Guidelines for Coding and Reporting which will be effective starting on October 1, 2023. Section I […]

Outpatient CDI in the ED

Outpatient CDI in the ED The emergency department (ED) is often the first place a patient is seen before being transferred to the inpatient setting, and is an important part of any hospital inpatient stay. The September 2021 Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) annual survey conducted “to gain insight into the state of […]