Concurrent Critical Care

  May 6, 2022 | By Shannon DeConda, CPC, CEMC, CEMA, CPMA, CRTT A great deal of time was spent this year with new coding updates focusing on critical care split shared updates, but not much time was given to all of the other red-lined updates in the critical care section of the CMS Claims…

Key Performance Indicators: Measurement To Management

  April 15, 2022 | Edward Townley CPC, CEMC, CUC, ROCC, Founder, Cogent9 Consulting The action cycle for process improvement may be defined by the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA model) (i.e., the Deming cycle or Shewhart cycle).  Lean/Six Sigma process improvement processes use another acronym, DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control). All of these processes are…

Preventive Services

In Today’s Take, let’s discuss the difference between preventive care. You might be thinking this is “101”. But it really isn’t. Oftentimes, when conducting chart audits, we not only we see issues with a lack of documentation criteria, especially with Medicare preventive services, but we also see confusion regarding the lack of interpretation about what…