ACDIS will accept as many CDI-related CEUs from other organizations as you wish to submit with one exception: If an event awards more than 10 CEUs, ACDIS will only accept 10. For example, if you attend an AHIMA training session and it awards 15 CEUs, we...Read More »
Nearly every professional association provides some type of vocation-specific guidance regarding ethical behavior. Periodically such recommendations need to be revised or updated to meet the changing needs of the industry. Such revision now comes from the American Health Information Management...Read More »
Q: I can't distinguish between "code first" and "in diseases classified elsewhere.” Both are used with manifestations and both can't be sequenced as principal diagnosis, and both need etiology codes so what is the difference?
Call it a no-brainer but recent research shows a “strong association” related to “clinically validated” patient safety indicators (PSIs) and patient outcomes such as increased length of stay and high rates of hospital readmissions and mortality. It is a no-brainer because PSIs are a set of...Read More »
We invite you to nominate a colleague for the 2017 ACDIS Achievement Awards, someone who has made significant contributions to the CDI field, who makes a difference in the profession, or is an outspoken advocate of CDI. We are accepting nominations until Friday, February 3, 2017. (To submit a...Read More »
Back in 2013, when James Wall, RN, BSN, CCS, joined the organization, LifePoint’s nearly 60 facilities had a hodgepodge approach to CDI efforts. In fact, only 10 even had CDI programs in place and of that, five were staffed in-house, from within the hospital, and five were staffed by outside (...Read More »