Present on Admission
Gail Garrett, RHIT
Softcover: 241 pages
American Health Information Management Association
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This book expands on the fundamentals of Present on Admission (POA) assignment.
Key issues and concerns arising from these regulations are addressed, especially the new requirement to implement the hospital-acquired condition payment provision on all Medicare claims.
This information is essential for:
Inpatient coding and reimbursement professionals
Physicians in hospital practice
Hospital information technology professionals
Present on Admission explains the details and ramifications of the POA indicator, helping you become your organization’s resident POA expert.
Overview of history and use of POA indicator
In-depth explanation of coding requirements
Challenging application exercises
Addresses new hospital-acquired conditions (HAC) payment provision
Discusses successfully managing implications of POA and HAC
Guidance on implementing new coding requirements
Appendices include pertinent forms, documents, and resources
Gail S. Garrett, RHIT is a nationally known and well-respected coding expert with 25 years of experience. Garrett is an assistant vice president in the Regulatory Compliance Department at HCA Healthcare.
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the community of professionals engaged in health information management, providing support to members and strengthening the industry and profession. A world in which the public values the contribution of health information management professionals and the American Health Information Management Association, in the advancement of health through quality information: 1) Provides career, professional development and practice resources; Sets standards for education and certification; and, Advocates public policy that advances HIM practice. AHIMA fosters the professional development of coding professionals through advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning opportunities.
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