Only 1.5% of the nearly 3,000 nonfederal hospitals in the United States reported the use of a comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) system, according to a March report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. With so few facilities employing EMRs, why should CDI program managers...Read More »
The value of a new technology is often not understood for many years after its invention. For example, the first film cameras were initially used to capture “photographic paintings” of landscapes, still life studies, and portraits, the standard...Read More »
When I first met with the ACDIS 2011 conference committee in July, I knew right away this was a great group. Why? Because they took their job seriously. A couple of members told me flat out that serving on the committee was intimidating because they enjoyed the other ACDIS conferences so much...Read More »
Approximately 11% of Medicare beneficiaries are now enrolled in private managed care health plans, with the rest in the traditional fee-for-service (FFS) programs. Did you know that Medicare Advantage (MA) payment methodology is driven by...Read More »
Acute kidney injury (AKI) serves as warning that acute renal failure (ARF) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are possible if a patient’s clinical status does not improve. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has endeavored to detect and protect patients...Read More »
On Saturday, May 16, 2009, 123 individuals took their seats in a Las Vegas conference room, prepared to take the first administration of the CCDS exam. Mark LeBlanc, RN, MBA, CCDS, CDMP specialist at Park Nicollet Health Services in Minneapolis, was among them.