If you’ve been thinking about taking the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) exam, there’s no better time than right now to get started. The number of people scheduling an exam slowed this year, particularly in the early months of 2016 as folks...Read More »
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) generated $466 million in savings, according to CMS. While the quality improvement associated with their efforts may seem impressive and possibly reflective of clinical documentation improvement practices, there are still too many defects in the program to...Read More »
Despite the nearly $1.5 billion settlement CMS paid to hundreds of U.S. hospitals as part of a longstanding Medicare billing dispute, the Department of Health and Human Services is still experiencing significant delays in Medicare appeals.
Please remember, non-members must register to...Read More »
Q: I have a question about coding “unspecified” versus “other specified,” as to whether schizophrenia, multiple episodes, acute exacerbation, is coded as schizophrenia, unspecified. The new ICD-10-CM/PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting do not explain whether paranoid,...Read More »
Although there are more than 40 local chapters and networking groups going strong throughout the country, there may not be one in your state or geographic region. If you are considering hosting a local chapter event in your area, ACDIS prefers interested individuals first reach out to existing...Read More »
We recently had a customer reach out to us looking for a new job in CDI. She had decades of nursing experience, and asked us to point her to a site where she could filter search results by job title (i.e. CDI specialist), location (i.e. her home state), and by whether or not they had a remote...Read More »