ACDIS update: September/October CDI Journal focuses on CDI’s role in denials management
Every year, organizations receive more denials, and payers’ tactics are shifting based on coding rules, clinical criteria, and their own whims. As a result, many CDI teams find themselves involved with the denials management and appeals process.
The September/October edition of the CDI Journal seeks to help readers navigate the choppy denial waters and stay afloat.
Within this edition’s pages, readers will learn about
- Current denial trends and CDI’s role
- The payer side of CDI
- Appeal writing basics
- Developing organizationwide clinical definitions
- Implementing pediatric heart failure criteria
- Sepsis documentation in pediatric, neonatal, newborn cases
- HIM representation in CDI
- Shoring up the discharge summary for denial defense
- Documentation basics for Parkinson’s disease
- The latest Coding Clinic advice
- Documenting for social determinants of health
Of course, the issue also includes some of our usual articles from our associate editorial director, one of our Advisory Board members, advice from one of our CDI Boot Camp instructors, and advice from an ACDIS member.
The ACDIS team hopes you enjoy this latest edition and find some helpful information to advance your CDI practices inside its pages. The November/December edition will focus on CDI’s role in a changing regulatory landscape—from reimbursement, to quality measures, and beyond—so if you’d like to contribute, wish to share you CDI journey, or suggest an article idea, please email ACDIS Editor Linnea Archibald (firstname.lastname@example.org).