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Has the discussions over the last three weeks inspired you to writing or updating your facility coding guidelines?
  • Yes, started writing our guidelines
    5%
  • Yes, updating our guidelines
    18%
  • No
    20%
  • Not applicable
    57%
Have you reviewed the items for New Technology Add-On Payment (NTAP) and communicated to the inpatient coders which ones that should be coded for your facility?
  • Current (FY 21)
    24.75%
  • Not current (have for FY20 and/or earlier)
    5.94%
  • No
    23.76%
  • Not applicable
    45.54%
How are your facility specific coding guidelines documented?
  • Written and available for viewing
    53%
  • Verbal
    5%
  • In process
    9%
  • No
    10%
  • Not applicable
    23%
As you think about Health Information Professionals Week, how will you celebrate?
  • Departmental luncheon/meal (Zoom or in person)
    6%
  • Special departmental education
    1%
  • Special departmental activities
    8%
  • More than one of the above activities
    10%
  • No celebration
    52%
  • Not applicable
    23%
Which diagnosis is the topic of your most frequent denial?
  • Sepsis
    50%
  • Encephalopathy (Metabolic or Toxic)
    8%
  • Acute Respiratory Failure
    23%
  • Acute Congestive Heart Failure
    2%
  • Other
    17%
When thinking about the Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting, I was surprised about:
  • New procedures
    8%
  • Minimal new codes on COVID-19
    20%
  • Changes in the process to expedite ICD codes
    37%
  • Nothing
    16%
  • Other/I don’t care/Not applicable
    19%
What part of the Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting do you feel is the most important?
  • Diagnosis
    67%
  • Procedure
    24%
  • Neither
    9%
How will you participate in the Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting?
  • I will not watch or listen ever
    24%
  • Watch the recording
    26%
  • Live, but Listen Only
    41%
  • Live and have the ability to comment (Via Zoom)
    9%
Which of these responses characterizes your view on vaccination?
  • Already been vaccinated
    47.47%
  • Scheduled to be vaccinated
    4.04%
  • Will get vaccinated when it is available to me
    24.24%
  • Hesitant to get vaccinated
    12.12%
  • Will not get vaccinated
    6.06%
  • Unsure
    6.06%
Are you going to get vaccinated against COVID-19 when the vaccine becomes available for you?
  • Yes
    51.49%
  • No
    17.82%
  • Don't Know
    30.69%
Do you personally know someone (not a famous person) who has died of COVID-19?
  • Yes, a family member or close friend
    16%
  • Yes, someone other than a family member or close friend
    35%
  • No
    49%
How did you attend the Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting:
  • Watched via webex
    12%
  • Via phone call to listen
    2%
  • Will watch on demand later
    37%
  • Did not watch/listen and have no plans to do so
    28%
  • What’s Coordination and Maintenance?
    21%
Which clinical criteria does your institution use to diagnose sepsis?
  • Sepsis-2 (Infection plus SIRS)
    18.18%
  • Sepsis-3 (Infection plus organ dysfunction)
    9.09%
  • CMS definition (Infection plus SIRS, specific limited organ dysfunction for severe sepsis)
    25.25%
  • Clinician judgment
    9.09%
  • I don’t know
    21.21%
  • Not applicable
    17.17%
Which best describes your institution’s experience with clinical validation denials regarding cerebral edema?
  • Seeing them with increasing frequency
    6.93%
  • Occasional denial, but constant frequency
    7.92%
  • Never or rarely see denials regarding cerebral edema
    9.9%
  • Unsure if the frequency is increasing
    22.77%
  • Not privy to denials rate in my institution, so I don’t know
    35.64%
  • Not applicable
    16.83%
February 28, 2017

At our hospital we have:

What is your overall ICD-10 coding accuracy?
  • 90-100%
    41.84%
  • 80-89%
    12.24%
  • 70-79%
    2.04%
  • 69% or lower
    0%
  • We have not done an assessment since the October 2016 update
    8.16%
  • We have done an assessment but I do not know the results
    9.18%
  • I do not know if we have done an assessment
    14.29%
  • Not Applicable
    12.24%
What have you been experiencing related to your Case Mix Index since the implementation of ICD-10?
  • Overall our CMI has increased
    15%
  • Overall our CMI has decreased
    8%
  • Overall our CMI has remained the same
    13%
  • We have not investigated yet
    5%
  • I do not know
    30%
  • Not Applicable
    29%
What percentage are you running below your normal coding productivity rate?
  • None we are meeting the same rates as we did in ICD-9
    11.81%
  • Up to a 10% drop
    12.24%
  • 11 - 20% drop
    12.66%
  • 21 - 30% drop
    6.33%
  • 31 - 40% drop
    3.8%
  • 41 - 50% drop
    1.69%
  • 51% and over
    1.27%
  • I don't know
    27.43%
  • Not Applicable
    22.78%
What is the most common type of ICD-10 coding difficulty you are finding in your organization with your coding staff?
  • New I-10 diagnosis feature (e.g. combo code increased specificity laterality etc.)
    8.7%
  • New I-10 procedure coding system
    20.87%
  • Lack of physician documentation /specificity for diagnosis codes
    32.61%
  • Lack of physician documentation / specificity for procedure codes
    8.7%
  • Other
    3.04%
  • I don't know
    7.39%
  • Change in I-10 Diagnosis Coding Conventions and Guidelines from I-9
    4.35%
  • Not Applicable
    14.35%
If you're experiencing a DRG shift have you begun to implement an action plan to analyze the shift?
  • Yes
    19.76%
  • No
    6.27%
  • No not yet
    17.11%
  • I don't know
    25.78%
  • Not Applicable
    29.4%
  • It's not my fault
    1.69%