CDI specialists may well be the superheroes of the healthcare industry—after all, they have the ability to adapt faster than changing government reimbursement initiatives, are stronger than the harshest physicians, and can leap through chart reviews like lightningRead More »
I attended several medical conferences recently with my husband, a physician, and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that physicians were talking about things such as ICD-10, readmission rates, length of stay, and other topics familiar...Read More »
Query revision for ICD-10-CM/ PCS compliance is underway for at least 51% of those responding to a recent ACDIS poll. Of the 657 responses, 46% indicated that their facility has not embarked on a query update project, with 3% waiting until after the implementation date and 14% indicating they...Read More »
Additional diagnoses can cause confusion for physicians and CDI specialists. Whether the concern is when they should be reported, or what constitutes an additional diagnosis, William E. Haik, MD, FCCP, CDIP, director for DRG Review, Inc., in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, says the...Read More »
There are plenty of opportunities for new pediatric CDI programs to make a difference, but identifying those top query prospects can be difficult, says Karen Bridgeman, MSN, RN, CCDS, CDI educator, at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston.
The American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is considered by many clinicians as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders. Following more than a decade...Read More »