CMS Release New ICD-10 Video

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new YouTube video ICD-10 Post-Implementation: Coding Basics Revisited that reviews ICD-10 coding basics. In the video, experts from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) discuss the unique characteristics and features of the new coding system. The video runs approximately 33 minutes.

Recognizing that health care providers may need help with the ICD-10 transition, CMS has also issued a new resource guide and contact list.

For more information go to https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/index.html

New Toolkit for Reducing CAUTI in Hospitals

According to AHRQ, catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are healthcare-associated infections that cause suffering for approximately 250,000 hospital patients each year at a cost of about $250 million. Because CAUTIs are largely preventable and stopping them can reduce the chance that hospital superbugs will develop resistance to overused antibiotics, AHRQ has released the Toolkit for Reducing CAUTI in Hospitals to help hospitals prevent CAUTI.

The toolkit has evidence-based, practical resources that reflect the real-world experiences of the frontline providers and researchers who participated in a national implementation project to reduce CAUTIs. It builds on the core CUSP toolkit  by providing specific tools focused on reducing CAUTI in hospitals.