2017 IPPS proposed rule and claims-based quality and cost measures—hold on to your seats!

by Shannon Newell, RHIA, CCS, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer

The FY 2017 IPPS proposed rule released April 27 is replete with modifications and expansions to claims-based quality and cost outcome measures. Although many of these proposed changes are for future fiscal years, ICD- 10 codes reported for current discharges will impact the future financial performance for our organizations.

Now is the time for your clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program to strengthen data quality impactful to accurate, optimal measure performance.

This article will provide you with an overview of key claims-based measure refinements and/or additions to help you get started. See page 5 for the article >>

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