The CDI field is a heterogeneous one—filled with professionals from a wide range of healthcare backgrounds. According to the 2018 CDI Week Industry Survey, 93% of CDI programs employ nurses, 37% employ coding/HIM professionals, 35% employ physicians as advisors or champions, 15% employ foreign-...Read More »
By Angela Maxfield, RN, CCDS
Steve Jobs once said that “the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” How appropriate. But how often do we really think of how scary it is to change jobs? People change for different...Read More »
By Allen Frady, RN-BSN, CCDS, CCS, CRC
CDI has a steep learning curve. Sometimes it can take several months, if not longer, to start seeing good documentation reviews from a new CDI specialist. The initial days of being a CDI specialist are almost exclusively task-focused. Before...Read More »
Training new CDI staff members is a big job that often takes several months to conclude, but the end of orientation doesn’t mean that staff members never have to undergo education ever again. As most in CDI are keenly aware, the ground is always moving under our feet. From new regulations, to...Read More »
By Penny Richards
Congratulations on earning your CCDS! Now that you have it, you need to develop a plan to keep it. That involves earning continuing education credits (CEU) and submitting proof of the required number every two years.
By Cheryl Manchenton, RN, BSN, CCDS
If you search for Patient Safety Indicator (PSI) 90 (Patient Safety and Adverse Events Composite) in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Version 7.0 software released in October 2017, you won’t find it.
Over the years, more than a few local chapters have opted to hold a joint event with either a neighboring ACDIS chapter for a bi- or tri-state event or with a component organization from an affiliated association such as the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), American...Read More »