Records rules ‘bent’ in Nottingham
A report into inconsistencies in thousands of patient records at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has revealed that pressures to meet government targets led to “bending of the rules.” According to the report, which was commissioned by NHS East Midlands following discrepancies that were identified by the chief executive of the trust last year, almost […]
Acute trusts are successfully developing their own software and work practices to deal with the 62-day cancer waiting times target. Daloni Carlisle looks at a few examples.
‘Upcoding’ a hazard as PbR pressure grows
Clinical coders are coming under pressure to ‘upcode’ to maximise income under Payment by Results, a conference heard last week. Sue Eve-Jones, director of the Professional Association of Clinical Coders, told a conference organised by the Health Service Journal in London: “I am being given direct evidence of the pressure on managers who are being […]