The results of a December ACDIS survey show the CDI profession toddling toward the ICD-10-CM/PCS transition, says founding ACDIS advisory board member Gloryanne Bryant, BS, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer and HIM professional in Fremont, Calif...Read More »
I encourage you to let your hair down and have fun while you’re at our upcoming annual conference at Bally’s Hotel in May on the strip—it’s what Vegas is all about! But I can promise you that you’re also going to learn a lot about CDI in three days, vital information that you can take back and...Read More »
According to a December 2013 poll on the ACDIS website (http://tinyurl.com/okwba9a), 45% of respondents expected their facility to begin dual coding in January, and another 17% indicated they expect to begin in April.
There is no doubt about it—CDI specialists will be taking on more work and a greater complexity related to that work in 2014 due to the implementation of ICD-10. The question for many CDI managers around the country is: How do I keep my staff intact, given that they’re facing a greater workload...Read More »
When training new hires, managers need to understand a person’s strengths and weaknesses and work to establish the best learning strategies for him or her. It’s important to conduct an assessment of the individual’s skill set against the expectations of the position. Once you’ve hired and...Read More »
First came the computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system. Next staff implemented an electronic query/CDI system. Finally there was a move to a full electronic health record (EHR). When Emory University Orthopedic & Spine Hospital in Tucker, Ga., decided to phase out various elements...Read More »
Christina Raad, RN, CCDS, works at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill., and has been a member of the Northern Illinois ACDIS networking group and a CDI specialist for 10 years. She has three wonderful children, two lovely daughters-in-law, and three grandkids, with a...Read More »