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Hospitals instructed to exclude records of patients admitted to hospice care
Includes records of patients with a DNR order ( at this time ) if not hospice
Records with condition code “P1” may be excluded in the future
Annual Improvements Annual Coding Updates 35 Dx Fields with 35 POA Fields – apply to 2008 discharges (optional) Composite Measures – IP Mortality for procedures and conditions (optional) Two New Rate Selections – Population rate and observed/expected ratio (optional)