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June 2022
Newsletter Highlights
Imagine
Patient Safety Indicator 15 (PSI 15): Abdominopelvic Accidental Puncture or Laceration Rate
Key Considerations in Developing an Observation Unit
June 2022 Observation Case
ACPA Letter to CMS about the 2022 OIG Report on MAOs


May 2022
Newsletter Highlights
Is Encephalopathy Making Your Head Hurt? Documentation Tips for the Physician Advisor
Observation: Tales From the Trenches, Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Developing an Effective IP Hip and Knee Joint Program
On-Boarding and Mentoring New Physician Advisors
The Perfect Storm – Healthcare 2022
Observation Committee Answers to February 2022 Cases
“MCG vs. IQ and Does it Even Matter?”


April 2022
Newsletter Highlights
Condition Code 44 and its Compliant Execution
Length of Stay Management
Physician Advisors - Know thy Worth!!
Surgery Documentation Specificity Key to Proper Coding
Observation Cases April 2022


March 2022
Newsletter Highlights
Physician Advisors: To Practice, Or Not To Practice
Basics of Medicare-Severity Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG)
The Inpatient Only List Reinstated
Yes, You Can Admit Psychiatric Cases as Inpatients
Can a Patient with Sepsis Be Discharged from the ED?


February 2022
Newsletter Highlights
Observation Committee November Cases
Cancelled Surgery – Change the Status?
Medicare Advantage Star Ratings... What Are They? Why Should We Care? What Can We Do About Them?
NICU Baby Listed as “Self-Pay”: You’ve Got to Be Kidding!
APCA Observation Committee Cases of the Month


January 2022
Newsletter Highlights
Now Available – 2022 Medicare Inpatient Only Lists!
What to Do in 2022?
Academics and the Physician Advisor
ACPA 2021 Survey




December 2021
Newsletter Highlights
Insist on Covered or Not Covered
Putting the Physician into Physician Advisor Using CDI
Collaborative Conversations!


November 2021
Newsletter Highlights
Why Don’t Medicare Advantage Plans Follow the 2 MN Rule
ADCIS 2021 Overview
Returning to In-Person Conferences
Observation Committee November Cases


October 2021
Newsletter Highlights
Rising Pediatric Behavioral Health Admissions and Associated Challenges Faced by Physician Advisors and Pediatric Hospitals
The Outliers’ Conundrum
Surviving Sepsis Campaign 2021: Updates Are In
Observation Committee Questions of the Month Responses


September 2021
Newsletter Highlights
Birth Announcement
Use of Stigmatizing Language in Patient Medical Records by Healthcare Providers
Proactive Length of Stay Management
Supporting Patient-Centered Care with Interprofessional Collaboration: The Case Manager and Physician Relationship
Clinical Documentation and Coding of Skin Injury


August 2021
Newsletter Highlights
Physician Advisors: Decreasing the Distance between Revenue Cycle and the Bedside
Peer to Peer - Pearls and Pitfalls
COVID 19 Commercial Readmission Denials
Ten Points to Improve Clinical Documentation with the ED as a Model
Observation Committee Case of the Month
Observation Committee Case of the Month Responses
Observation Committee Town Hall Unanswered Questions


June 2021
Newsletter Highlights
Inpatient Only Procedures (IOP) Now Procedures of Interest (POI) in 2021
Creating A Denials Management Team
Children with Medical Complexity – Making it Simple
COVID-19 and Pneumonia: Help Get the Documentation Right
CDI PA Pointers June 2021


May 2021
Newsletter Highlights
Developing an Internal Physician Advisory Program: Our Experience at University Hospitals
The Physician Advisor as a “Quarterback” in Managing Silos
Adult COVID-19 Patients Do Not Get Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
Denial of Obesity
Analysis of March 2021 Observation Cases
This Month’s Observation Cases from the ACPA Observation Committee