As reported in the March 3 edition of CDI Strategies a joint U.S. and international task force recently revised the definitions of sepsis and septic shock. The new definitions and revised criteria were published in the Feb. 23 Journal of the American...Read More »
Another hospital lost its attempt to push through the backlog of denied claims appeals recently. Despite calling the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) bottleneck “grotesque,” the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a Cumberland County (North Carolina) hospital system’s request to force the...Read More »
In 2014, 66% of 318 hospitals surveyed by AHIMA had a CDI program in place. If all surveyed facilities that planned to implement a CDI program did so, 80% of responding hospitals would have one. These numbers are likely even higher today as CDI programs become ever more relevant.Read More »
Q: I am looking for documentation or physician education tips related to ventilator management or “respiratory failure” due to combativeness for airway protection and/or toxic/metabolic encephalopathy in a drug overdose.
Many of our providers document “respiratory failure,” when...Read More »
A reminder to local chapter leaders to complete the ACDIS Local Chapter Agreement Form and return it to ACDIS Associate Editorial Director Melissa Varnavas via email at email@example.com. Also, local chapter membership rosters will be due by the end of...Read More »
Can you believe that the 2016 ACDIS Conference is just over 50 days away? There’s still plenty of time left to register, and we want to remind you that if you register a team of four, the fifth person attends for free.Read More »