I spend much of my time communicating with CDI managers and directors. They work tirelessly to develop and nurture CDI departments, focusing much of their time on training new CDI staff and evaluating the experienced CDI professionals in...Read More »
Sepsis accounts for a higher rate of unplanned readmissions than acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure, pneumonia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a recent JAMA study...Read More »
The submission deadline for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Chart-Abstracted Clinical and Web-Based Perinatal Care (PC-01) Measures, as well as the PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Cancer-Specific Treatment (CST) Measures, has been extended to Friday,...Read More »
Q:A patient presented to the hospital for a coronary artery bypass graph (CABG) and stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD). After surgery, the physician documented additional kidney damage, end stage renal disease (ESRD), and dialysis. ESRD is a MCC, however, the coder thinks...Read More »
Wondering how your CDI query efforts stack up against national norms? Wish you had some national benchmarking data at your fingertips to help you understand your physician's engagement with your CDI program?
Please take 10 minutes to participate in the...Read More »
There’s still one day left to nominate a colleague for an ACDIS Achievement Award. We want to help you honor someone who has helped make a difference at your facility, who’s made significant contributions to the CDI field, or is an outspoken advocate for CDI.