This month will continue the discussion of healthcare reimbursement by third-party payers. We began last month with a review of the diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) and associated terminology. We will continue by reviewing how medical records are coded followed by the new MS-DRGs implemented in 2007.
In this retrospective paper, the authors review the efficacy and safety of ketamine infusion in patients with status epilepticus who have failed benzodiazepine, standard anticonvulsant, and at least one other anesthetic drip.
One conundrum for hospital case managers involves identifying patients’ social determinants of health needs when the hospital record does not list all these data. The visible data could be missing critical factors related to why patients are returning to emergency departments or are not taking their medications.