INPATIENT (IPPS) DOCUMENTATION TIPS FOR PHYSICIAN ADVISORS, HOSPITALISTS & PROVIDERS
(With (OPPS) Outpatient Observation & the 2-Midnight Rule - the Necessities)
By Betty B. Bibbins, MD, BSN, CHC, C-CDI, CPEHR, CPHIT
This pocket manual is meant to give you the most up to date Documentation Hints that will help you to communicate the quality of care being provided to your patients. It can help you to document the complete severity-of-illness, justify the utilization of resources, and demonstrate medical necessity to 3rd party payers. This can/will correlate to better reimbursements and fewer denials – in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.