Summarize what the UHDDS is and why it is important to the organization

As a manager in a medical records department for a large, urban hospital, questions have arisen regarding why different datasets are used throughout the organization. The main data set, the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS), is reported to The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to allow for comparison across similar hospitals.

Create a training presentation using PowerPoint, Camtasia, or other presentation software discussing the UHDDS. Your presentation should be a minimum of 7 slides with speaker’s notes or recorded material, not including the title slide or reference slide and have the following information:

  • Summarize what the UHDDS is and why it is important to the organization
  • Include the required information that is reported on the UHDDS form
  • Discuss two areas that may impact the overall rate of reimbursement and present ideas on how to decrease the impact