It’s been four years since ACDIS asked its members to offer up their thoughts about the role of the physician advisor in clinical documentation improvement efforts. In those four years, much in the CDI world has changed but one thing hasn’t—CDI programs still say the role of the physician...Read More »
Physician engagement is a lot like football, or so says Richard E. Wild, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP, Chief Medical Officer for the Atlanta Region Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). “You can be a great quarterback, but if you have no team backing you up and supporting you, you’re...Read More »
by Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, CDIP
The diagnosis of obesity is one of the more difficult documentation matters that CDI specialists likely face. It’s a complicating factor in many areas of healthcare, and its effect on care is multifold.
Q: I have a patient with Stage 4 lung cancer that presented with fatigue, cough, and loss of appetite. Initially, the physician documented possible pulmonary nodular amyloidosis (PNA) but following an echo-cardiogram on day one they found a pericardial effusion (malignant). The...Read More »
Of all the activities and educational offering at the 9th Annual ACDIS Conference one of our fondest no doubt will be the connections made by our local chapter leaders’ and volunteers’ efforts. Kathy Brady-Wiesler brought the most adorable display including light up letters that...Read More »