One of the few constants in the CDI industry is the problem of physician engagement. Year after year, ACDIS members report that their biggest challenge is physician engagement and education. In fact, 57.43% of the respondents to ACDIS’ 2019 membership survey cited physician engagement as one of...Read More »
By Howard Rodenberg, MD, MPH, CCDS
If anyone under 60 has heard of Allan Sherman, it’s probably in reference to his melodic letter from camp entitled “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh.” One of my favorite Allan Sherman ditties is called “One Hippopotami.” The song concerns itself with...Read More »
By Ellen Jantzer, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCS, CRC
CDI specialists who have been around for a while might recall how in 2007 CMS implemented the Medicare Severity Diagnosis-Related Group (MS-DRG) system. This variation to the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) linked reimbursement...Read More »
By Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS
The First Quarter 2019 issue of Coding Clinic was released in late March and is rather short—just 37 pages. Because of the length, I want to spend more time than I otherwise would discussing a few covered procedures.
Lakeyshia Moore, MBA, RHIA, is the senior director of coding and reimbursement at Texas Health Resources in Arlington, Texas. She is a member of the Texas ACDIS local chapter and a member of the 2019 ACDIS Conference Committee.
by Melissa Varnavas
I’ve written a lot about queries and the evolution of query best practices over the past 10 years, and I’ve been around long enough to remember some of the controversies regarding those best practices.
Some thought the recommendations in AHIMA’s briefs...Read More »