Optimizing hospital reimbursement through physician awareness : A step toward better patient care.
We instituted a training program to improve the overall accuracy of medical record coding through greater physician awareness to enhance hospital reimbursement and maintain quality patient care.
A physician-targeted course reviewed the prospective payment system, diagnosis-related group guidelines, ambulatory surgery reimbursement, and the relationship between accurate physician documentation and medical record coding.
Annual increases in charges from prospective surgical case assignment, proper conversion of outpatient to inpatient status, and more accurate coding of inpatient comorbidities and complications led to an estimated increase in hospital charges of $1.6 million.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amélioration, Distribution, Soin, Paiement, Hôpital, Relation, Formation professionnelle, Médecin, Etude critique, Homme, Economie santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Improvement, Distribution, Care, Payment, Hospital, Relation, Occupational training, Physician, Critical study, Human, Health economy
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0115321
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 22/06/1998.