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Surgery and Critical Care Coding
This article was first published in the Fall 2020 issue of Critical Connections. Critical care and follow-on care policies vary among insurers and Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs). Providers should follow the guidance of the insurer or MAC.
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.
APPs in the Critical Care Workforce: Past, Present, and Future
This article was first published in the Spring 2021 issue of Critical Connections. The utilization of advanced practice providers (APP) in the workforce has continued to grow, particularly over the past year, during which hospitals saw unprecedented surges of critically ill pa...
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 Medic...
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.
SCCM Pod-402 Early Palliative Care Consultations in the ICU
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Marin H. Kollef, MD, discuss the findings and design of the cluster randomized crossover trial on early palliative care consultation in the medical intensive care unit (ICU) published in the December 2019 issue of Critical Care Medicine.
SCCM Pod-393 Updated Pediatric Admission, Discharge, and Triage and Levels of Care Guidance
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Lorry R. Frankel, MD, FCCM, discuss the updated pediatric critical care admission, discharge, and triage criteria and levels of care guidance published in the September issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Frankel L, et al. Pediatr Crit ...
SCCM Pod-388 Choosing Wisely in Critical Care
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, and Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN, ACNP, FCCM, discuss the results of the Choosing Wisely national survey from the Critical Care Societies Collaborative (Kleinpell R, et al. Crit Care Med. 2019;47:331-336).