At nearly 87%, you'd better believe the alarm bells are sounding with payers and auditors. That's the astonishing percent of times hospitals incorrectly document and/or assign ICD-10-CM codes for severe malnutrition, according to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Not surprisingly, payer denials and recovery audits for severe malnutrition charges are a growing risk, creating a substantial threat to hospital revenue.
Several factors contribute to the high rate of insufficiently documented and miscoded severe malnutrition cases, starting with a big disconnect between physicians and nutritional specialists. To clearly and sufficiently address this complex subject area, we secured a top expert in clinical documentation integrity (CDI) and diagnostic coding: Dr. Beth Wolf. During the course of one hour, you'll acquire a broad spectrum of practical knowledge, from how to recognize severe malnutrition, to guidance with writing thorough and compliant validation queries.
Why This is Relevant:
Severe malnutrition is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients. Yet the supporting documentation often does not convey the clinical significance, or sometimes even the presence, of severe malnutrition. Consequently, ICD-10-CM code assignments aren't supported by the data, or claims are missing charges for the diagnosis. Either scenario creates risk for your organization.
Through this exclusive ICD10monitor webcast presented by Dr. Wolf, you'll learn how to identify and fill the gaps in your clinical documentation for severe malnutrition, a serious diagnosis that impacts every aspect of a patient's health and care.
- Gain a firmer grasp of commonly cited definitions of severe malnutrition
- Understand the incidence and impact of severe malnutrition on hospitalized patients
- Identify clinical workflows that affect documentation accuracy and completeness
- Recognize the need to query for clinical criteria or clinical significance
- Learn how to compose an effective and compliant validation query
Who Should Attend:
This webcast will be most relevant to coders, clinical documentation integrity (CDI) specialists, health information management (HIM) professionals, auditors and physician advisors.
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