Double checking ICD coding can improve safety, for spine patients: study
By Admin | October 24, 2022
Spine clinics can save money by taking a closer look at ICD-10 coding, according to a study in the October edition of The Spine Journal.
Five things to know:
1. The study looked at all patients having spine surgery at a single multi-surgeon spine center.
2. Over two 11-month periods, the number and type of spine PSIs were compared before and after a specialty specific clinical review to identify incorrectly generated PSIs. The financial impact of the intervention was calculated as an annual cost savings.
3. In the first 11-month phas, 61 PSIs were reported in 3,368 spine cases. In the next phase, there are 26 PSIs in 4,482 cases, a decrease of...(More)
For more info please read, Double checking ICD coding can improve safety, for spine patients: study, by Becker's Spine Review