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Critical Care Documentation and Billing Update: COVID-19 Pandemic

This article was originally published in the Summer 2020 Issue of Critical Connections.


SCCM Discovery Network Trials: An Update

This is a presentation from the 47th Critical Care Congress provides an update on SCCM's Discovery Network Trials.


Women in Critical Care

This is a presentation from the 47th Critical Care Congress on women in critical care.


Critical Care Societies Collaborative Joint Session: Addressing Burnout in ICU Clinicians: Strategies for Prevention from a National Summit

This is a presentation from the 47th Critical Care Congress on Burnout in ICU Clinicians: Strategies for Prevention from a National Summit.


What the VIRUS COVID-19 Registry Can Teach About the Future of EHRs

This article was first published in the Winter 2021 issue of Critical Connections. Chaos—That is the word that comes to mind when Smith Heavner, BSN, MS, RN, PCCN, thinks about electronic health records (EHRs).


SCCM Pod-433 Choosing Wisely for Critical Care: The Next Five

Five new recommendations to reduce waste and enhance value in the practice of critical care address invasive devices, proactive liberation from mechanical ventilation, antibiotic stewardship, early mobilization, and providing goal-concordant care.


How Is Social Media Changing the Way Healthcare Providers Communicate?

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine's 47th Critical Care Congress.


New Coding and Documentation Guidance: What You Need to Know in 2021 for Proper Reimbursement

This article was first published in the Spring 2021 issue of Critical Connections. Many physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs) who manage critical care patients do so in post-acute care clinics or in the office setting.


Pay Attention When Coding Critical Care

This article was first published in the Summer 2021 issue of Critical Connections. It is important to review your documentation periodically to ensure compliance with correct coding procedures, documentation, and medical necessity support for the service provided.


The Global Surgical Package: What It Really Means for Critical Care in 2021

This article was first published in the Fall 2021 issue of Critical Connections. Trauma surgeons, intensivists, and critical care physicians should keep up to date with the rules for the global surgical package and what it means for the provision of critical care services.


Crosstalk 08 - Anesthesiology Section

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is an anesthesiology crosstalk from the 2019 Critical Care Congress held from February 17-20, 2019, on social media use.


Plenary Session: A View From the Edge: Creating a Culture of Caring

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 2019 Critical Care Congress held from February 17-20, 2019, on creating a culture of caring.


If You Build It, They Will Come: Optimizing ICU Bed Utilization

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 2019 Critical Care Congress held from February 17-20, 2019, on ICU bed utilization.


Telemedicine Is Medicine, Tele-ICU Is ICU, Tele-Healthcare Is Healthcare

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 2019 Critical Care Congress held from February 17-20, 2019, on tele-ICU.


Safety in the ICU Environment

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 2019 Critical Care Congress held from February 17-20, 2019, on workplace safety.


ICU Admission, Discharge, and Triage Guidelines

Crit Care Med. 2016;44(8):1553-1602.


CMS Rule Changes for Critical Care Services in 2022

This article was first published in the Winter 2022 issue of Critical Connections. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule has been released, with many changes. One important change involves guidelines for critical care services and split/shared visits in the facility setting.


Best Practices for Managing Staff Shortages

In SCCM's webcast “Best Practices for Managing Staff Shortages,” a multiprofessional panel of experts discussed how staffing challenges arise in overwhelmed healthcare systems and how they have managed staff shortages.


What are your thoughts on the use of telemedicine?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Question and Answer Webcast Series - Webcast 2 held on April 10, 2020.


Critical Care Documentation and Billing Update: COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique set of challenges. These challenges have been tempered to some extent by provisions made by the American Medical Association and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to assist with the billing and documentation burden.