All posts by Martha Summerlin

CMS Discharge Planning Standards

Dig Deeper into the IMPACT Act: Is Your PAC Facility Prepared?

Reduce Readmission Rates through Improved Discharge Standards and New Data Elements

Hospitals may aim for a smooth and coordinate patient discharge process, but they’re not reaching that goal often enough according to Medicare. This year, under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), Medicare is penalizing around more than 2,500 hospitals for readmissions considered unnecessary, according to More..

CMS antibiotic resistance

CMS Tasks Hospitals with Stopping Superbugs

Antibiotic Stewardship Program is one of many Fed initiatives to control antibiotic over-use

Resistance to antibiotics is one of the greatest modern health threats, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), with doctors fighting to treat an increasing number of diseases previously easily cured with a dose of antibiotics. Thanks to overuse and overprescribing of antibiotics, “bad” bacteria More..

CPT Urological Procedures

Untangling the Rules for 2018: Coding Multiple CPT Procedures in Urology

Key Questions to Consider When Submitting Claims

Each day, urologists perform increasingly complicated operations involving multiple surgical procedures and different CPT® codes. Such complex procedures can trip up even the most seasoned coder, especially when several of the procedures performed are surgically unrelated and can’t be bundled. As part of the Virtual More..