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American College of Physician Advisors

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January 2022
Newsletter Highlights
Now Available – 2022 Medicare Inpatient Only Lists!
What to Do in 2022?
Academics and the Physician Advisor
ACPA 2021 Survey



December 2021
Newsletter Highlights
Insist on Covered or Not Covered
Putting the Physician into Physician Advisor Using CDI
Collaborative Conversations!


November 2021
Newsletter Highlights
Why Don’t Medicare Advantage Plans Follow the 2 MN Rule
ADCIS 2021 Overview
Returning to In-Person Conferences
Observation Committee November Cases


October 2021
Newsletter Highlights
Rising Pediatric Behavioral Health Admissions and Associated Challenges Faced by Physician Advisors and Pediatric Hospitals
The Outliers’ Conundrum
Surviving Sepsis Campaign 2021: Updates Are In
Observation Committee Questions of the Month Responses


September 2021
Newsletter Highlights
Birth Announcement
Use of Stigmatizing Language in Patient Medical Records by Healthcare Providers
Proactive Length of Stay Management
Supporting Patient-Centered Care with Interprofessional Collaboration: The Case Manager and Physician Relationship
Clinical Documentation and Coding of Skin Injury


August 2021
Newsletter Highlights
Physician Advisors: Decreasing the Distance between Revenue Cycle and the Bedside
Peer to Peer - Pearls and Pitfalls
COVID 19 Commercial Readmission Denials
Ten Points to Improve Clinical Documentation with the ED as a Model
Observation Committee Case of the Month
Observation Committee Case of the Month Responses
Observation Committee Town Hall Unanswered Questions



June 2021
Newsletter Highlights
Inpatient Only Procedures (IOP) Now Procedures of Interest (POI) in 2021
Creating A Denials Management Team
Children with Medical Complexity – Making it Simple
COVID-19 and Pneumonia: Help Get the Documentation Right
CDI PA Pointers June 2021


May 2021
Newsletter Highlights
Developing an Internal Physician Advisory Program: Our Experience at University Hospitals
The Physician Advisor as a “Quarterback” in Managing Silos
Adult COVID-19 Patients Do Not Get Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
Denial of Obesity
Analysis of March 2021 Observation Cases
This Month’s Observation Cases from the ACPA Observation Committee


April 2021
Newsletter Highlights
Finalized & Retracted: Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology
Must the Physician Advisor Continue to Practice Clinically?
"Had a Nuss of this?"


March 2021
Newsletter Highlights
Not Your Grandfather's Heart Failure
Establishing Physician Advisor Financial Impact
Observation Committee Cases of the Month


February 2021
Newsletter Highlights
The COVID Healthcare Professional Grind
Vertebroplasty - Reasonable and Necessary? Getting it Right Up Front
Improving Efficiency Using the EHR
E/M Documentation Changes for 2021
Reviewing the Reviewers


January 2021
Newsletter Highlights
Is Your Physician Advisor a Leader or a Follower?
One Day Medicare Inpatient Surgery Admissions - Allowed or Not?
Medicare Inpatient Only Lists by Specialty
Observation Unit Pandemic Operation 2020, A National Survey by the ACPA
Observation Case Survey Results