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 »
By Barbara A. Anderson, RN, MSM, CCDS
Does your daily mood or attitude as a CDI leader or CDI specialist have any effect on the workplace and your organization’s bottom line? What about the mood or attitude of others on your team?Read More »
When Susan A. Carrier, RN, BSN, MBA, CCDS, CPC, went to school at Northeastern University in Massachusetts to become a nurse, the role of CDI specialist wasn’t even a far-off dream. She graduated, got a job working in pediatrics, and eventually moved into a sales position for a laboratory. Then...Read More »
By Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CRC, CCDS
It’s that time of year again: I am perusing proposed rules, which always hold a few interesting potential changes for the upcoming fiscal year. However, as I read the proposed rule for the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee...Read More »