One of my favorite things about being the ACDIS editor is that I get to connect with so many of our members everyday through our social media platforms. From Jeff Morris, RN, BSN, CCDS, who’s always quick to share a giveaway, and now helps lead the Alabama ACDIS...Read More »
The latest short-term Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is available for acute care hospitals nationwide, according to a September 1 announcement from CMS. The report includes statistics through the second quarter of fiscal year 2016.
When ICD-10-CM was launched last year, CMS said it would allow providers billing Part B physician fee schedule codes a one-year grace period to fully ramp up. During the grace period, the agency would not deny physician claims as long as the codes on the claim were from the correct “family of...Read More »
Q: I have a patient with alcohol-induced pancreatitis. In this case, the documentation notes a lactate level of 2.9 mmol/L with acute kidney injury (AKI). I have always learned that systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is defined as two or more of the following...Read More »
The North Carolina ACDIS Chapter recently sent an email to its members offering a discounted $30 dues rate in September, and encouraging them to invite their fellow CDI friends and colleagues to join the group.
Please remember, non-members must register to access free content—...Read More »