I received an email from a CCDS holder recently whose certification was about to expire. She said she had not received any email reminders from us. I confirmed her email address is the same one I have in the CCDS database.
Insufficient documentation led to approximately $23 billion in improper Medicare payments in FY 2017, the GAO said in a March 27 report. GAO recommended that CMS assess and strengthen documentation requirements and medical reviews to more...Read More »
The AMA and UnitedHealthcare announced a collaboration to better address social determinants of health by standardizing how this data is collected and processed through the creation of nearly...Read More »
Q: We recently had a patient who was on oral Bactrim after a fracture who may have been non-compliant with his therapy but who indicates that he’s fully adherent to his medications. He was admitted for IV antibiotics, was given IV vancomycin,...Read More »
Unlike the inpatient CDI world, there aren’t many outpatient tracking tools premade and available through vendors, so newly minted programs are often left to develop and rollout homegrown solutions. Developing an outpatient CDI tracking tool can be a long, arduous, and sometimes overwhelming...Read More »
Awhile back, ACDIS Editor Linnea Archibald got two emails asking where CDI professionals physically work in the hospital from two separate members. On the same day. Within a two-hour span. When this happens, the ACDIS team takes notice and tries to get to the bottom of the question. In this...Read More »
Expert ACDIS 2019 conference speakers Rhoda Chism, RN, CCDS, and Laura White, MHA, provide an inside look on how their organization dealt with the various sepsis clinical definitions, challenging CDI professionals to think outside the box to improve their processes and results.Read More »