We live in a world in which access to information is key to success.

The following is a listing of resources and topics that provide search opportunities and are relevant across multiple practice settings.

Acute Care

Acute Care is medical care rendered in facility providing 24/7 care via an inpatient hospital setting or emergency department.  Hospitals are governed by many State and Federal regulatory requirements including state statutes and Administrative Code, Medicare Conditions of Participation, as well as accreditation requirements by The Joint Commission.  Health Information Management professionals are well informed of these requirements regarding coding/billing, documentation, information management, retention, etc.  The following are resources provided to assist in the understanding of Acute Care and the regulations governing the delivery of Acute Care Services.

American College of Physicians – Internal Medicine
American College of Surgeons
American Hospital Association
CMS Conditions of Participation for Patient Rights
CMS Critical Access Hospitals Center
CMS Interpretive Guidelines for Hospitals
CMS Interpretive Guidelines for Swing Bed Hospitals
Long-Term Care Hospitals Prospective Payment System
Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System
Medicare Program Manuals
Office of Inspector General Compliance Program Guidance
Physician Certification and Re-certification of Services
The Joint Commission – Critical Access Hospital Accreditation
The Joint Commission – Hospital Accreditation
Wisconsin Administrative Code
Wisconsin Pricepoint System

Clinical Documentation Improvement


Coronavirus ICD-10-CM Coding Applications Webinar and Handout
Click on the paper clip icon that is located at the bottom right hand corner of the screen to obtain the handout, the Observation vs. Exposure Grid, and the evaluation.

RAC (Recovery Audit Contractor) Program

CMS – RAC Overview