Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” – Mark Twain’s Own Autobiography: The Chapters from the North American Review In an effort to win …VIEW DETAILS
When Medicare Severity (MS-) DRGs came into effect in October 2007, hospitals discovered an unexpected clinical documentation gap that impacted their bottom line. While doctors traditionally write clinically-oriented notes that reflect and communicate their medical assessments and plans, the new features of MS-DRGs require a medical record with greater diagnostic specificity. The consequences of this …VIEW DETAILS
This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man – William Shakespeare Clinical documentation should include a thorough record of all of the diagnoses for the patient (past and present), symptoms experienced, treatments and procedures planned …VIEW DETAILS
Physicians have been bombarded with opinions, information and misinformation about ICD-10. This makes it challenging for them to cut through the politics and posturing and focus exclusively on practical and pragmatic approaches to deal with the new coding system. Discussions are often clouded by confusing issues specifically related to an inpatient or outpatient setting, or …VIEW DETAILS
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