Discharge Disposition: Where Did They Go?

When patients exit a hospital setting, there are several factors that can influence the amount of payment the hospital receives for the care provided. In addition to assignment of diagnosis and procedure codes, condition and value codes as well as patient date of birth and of course, payer contracts, the discharge disposition or discharge status can also have a direct impact on the payment.  Therefore, it is important the information is documented and reported consistently, particularly when patients are transferred to other sites of service that accept Medicare dollars.

Per CMS reporting the discharge status code is just as important as any other coding system used on medical claims.  Join us as we discuss:

  • Which code to assign when 2 or more apply.
  • What you need to know about the discharge status to avoid claim denials and recoupment.
  • The specific details about each code option.

Participants will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge gained for appropriate discharge status selection.
  • Analyze chart data to determine discharge status application and/or accuracy.
  • Define discharge status code options.
This course presented by Paula Digby.

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