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April 15, 2009

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Are you ready for National Hospital Week?

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS
 
Free software to link health IT systems to national network
Cracking a CMS code
FTC offers guide to Red Flags Rule
Preparedness tool for pediatric patients
Don't miss AACN's 2009 National Teaching Institute
 
Are you ready for National Hospital Week?
  The American Hospital Association is offering an online guide to help hospitals plan and publicize National Hospital Week: A Healthy Commitment in Changing Times, May 10 to 16, in their communities. More
 
Free software to link health IT systems to national network
  The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released free software to help public and private organizations connect to the Nationwide Health Information Network, a federal initiative to facilitate the electronic exchange of health information. More
 
Cracking a CMS code
  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a fact sheet on general equivalence mappings, a tool to help healthcare providers and others identify equivalent codes in the ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding systems. More
 
FTC offers guide to Red Flags Rule
  The Federal Trade Commission has published a guide to help businesses and other creditors comply with its Red Flags Rule. Hospitals are likely to meet the rule’s broad definition of a creditor, requiring them to develop a written identity theft prevention program. More
 
Preparedness tool for pediatric patients  
  The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has developed a tool to help hospitals care for large numbers of critically ill children in a public health emergency. More  
 
Don't miss AACN's 2009 National Teaching Institute  
  The American Association of Critical-Care Nurse’s 2009 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La., from May 16 to 21, giving you a unique opportunity to renew your practice and accelerate your ongoing professional growth. For more information visit http://www.aacn.org/nti or e-mail ntimail@aacn.org. More  

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Coming in Nursing Management's May issue
  • MRSA reduction: Myths and facts
  • Glycemic control technology
  • Workforce conflict: What’s the problem?

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AUDIO SEMINARS

HOSPITAL OBSERVATION SERVICES
Nursing documentation is essential for payment

Not everyone in an inpatient bed is an inpatient. Some of these individuals are actually admitted under outpatient observation status. The problem is, staff nurses often don't distinguish between the two in their documentation. Which means the hospital doesn't get paid for reimbursable services provided to patients under observation. In other cases, patients are placed under observation status when they shouldn't be. Join us for an April 22 audio seminar that will focus on distinguishing between inpatient and outpatient observation status, as well as the nurse documentation required to support billing for observation services. Click here, or call MedLearn at 800-252-1578.

OUTPATIENT INFUSION SERVICES
Documenting correctly using clinical case studies

Many nurses are familiar with the coding and documentation rules for hospital-based outpatient infusion services. However, they may have trouble transferring this knowledge to everyday use. Learn how to document correctly, using clinical case studies through MedLearnís audio conference, Wednesday, May 6th...click here for details


LEARNING CENTER
 
Hospital Acquired Conditions: Prevent and Reduce the Impact
New CMS mandate presents challenges to nursing staff. Reducing the incidence of hospital acquired conditions, including pressure ulcers, catheter-related bloodstream infections and surgical site infections, is not only critical to patient care, it is crucial to minimizing the financial impact on the hospital.
Click here for key strategies.

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