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Gain clarity into 2015 IPPS & OPPS Final Rules

Every year we provide in-depth learning covering both the Inpatient Hospital PPD (IPPSFinal Rule and the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Final Rule. This year we covered the important issues in these Final Rules, as well as provided practical suggestions for how providers should respond to the changes from these new Rules, in two online webinars.

Demystify IPPS with Our Improved Integrated MS-DRG Grouper and Calculator!

We are pleased to announce our new and improved provider-specific MS-DRG Grouper and Calculator, powered by New Health Analytics. Demystify payment under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System, and understand and compare payment for different MS-DRGs, or for the same MS-DRG over time.

ICD-10 Resources: Four Educational Webinar Replays

As we near the one-year mark to the updated ICD-10 deadline, we are continuing to provide ongoing educational resources to directly address the ongoing risks and challenges relating to the adoption of ICD-10 throughout your organization. Visit our online resource center to watch a replay of our four most recent ICD-10-related educational webinars:

New States Maintaining Separate Medicaid Sanction Lists

Don’t forget that Alaska, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina and North Dakota now maintain separate Medicaid exclusion and sanction lists. And if you're not staying up to date with your sanction screening, your organization is at risk for severe penalties. Sanction Screening Services (S3™) delivers the next generation of self-managed and full service sanction and exclusion checking with up-to-date state and federal databases.

ICD-10-CM: Myths Gone Wild

As the ICD-10-CM implementation date nears, it seems that the buzz has heightened and along with the buzz comes half-truths and misconceptions.   A recent online article in Forbes’s magazine focused on coding.  The article, “Doctors Lag Far Behind On New Medicare Diagnosis Codes,” implies that ICD-10-CM codes are Medicare codes.  Because the United States uses ICD-9-CM (and eventually ICD-10-CM) in the billing process, we have ventured away from real reason we code:  to have an efficient, consistent system of capturing data that supports healthcare decision making in our country.   Do we ca

Compliance and Readmissions

Managing hospital readmissions is one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare today. Many hospitals are experiencing a reduction in Medicare payments this fiscal year for having excess readmissions for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia.

Maria Bounos from Wolters Kluwer joins "Talk Ten Tuesday" to discuss ICD-10: Now and Then

 Maria Bounos, RN, MPM, CPC-H, Practice Lead Coding and Reimbursement Products from Wolters Kluwer, will appear on ICD10monitor.com’s “Talk Ten Tuesday” on October 14, 2013 at 10am EDT as part of an expert panel to discuss ICD-10: Now and Then. Register Now!

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