The newly proposed Sepsis-3 definition has been the subject of great controversy and consternation since its publication in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on February 23, 2016. That controversial definition discarded the concept of SIRS as the basis for defining sepsis...Read More »
CMS released the fiscal year (FY) 2017 IPPS final rule yesterday. CMS made changes to several quality initiatives and reversed the agency’s 0.2% payment reduction instituted along with the 2-midnight rule in the FY 2014 rule. Read More »
Q: Does the provider have to say "acute" exacerbation of COPD or just COPD exacerbation?
A: The best way to figure out the required wording is to take a peek into a code book. If we look at the code J44.1 for COPD exacerbation, you see the word “acute” in parentheses. When words within...Read More »
Those of you lucky enough to attend a local chapter event know how much fun they can be. Earlier today, ACDIS Director Brian Murphy and ACDIS Editor Katherine (Katy) Rushlau buckled in for a two-hour drive across the great state of Massachusetts into the beautiful Berkshire hills to attend the ...Read More »
The new ACDIS Career Center allows you to upload your resume anonymously, browse open positions and sign up for alerts about new jobs specific to your criteria. If you’re looking to hire, we have job posting options (discounted for ACDIS members) as well as the ability to browse our resume...Read More »