Provider/physician engagement (pick your synonymous term for the person who diagnoses and provides medical care) has always been a core function of CDI. CDI specialists don’t just review records and issue queries to the provider. They also teach them the why...Read More »
New research published in the Annals of Surgery shows that high-risk general surgery patients have greater survival rates at major teaching hospitals than at non-teaching hospitals, according to HealthLeaders Media.
The 30-day mortality rate for these high-risk patients...Read More »
A retrospective study based on ICD-10-CM data from nearly 17,000 emergency department (ED) visits found that individuals who received emergency medical care due to cannabis poisoning were significantly more likely than other patients to be diagnosed with mental health disorders.
Due to nearly 1,300 cases and 26 deaths of e-cigarette or vaping product use associated with lung injury (EVALI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines for capturing EVALI. These guidelines come close on the tail of the CDC’s...Read More »
Q: Our organization is considering outsourcing some of our CDI staffing to help us out when we have full-time employees off on extended leave or paid time off. Additionally, the outsourced staff would be helping with some specific review areas. Before we pursue this, I had some questions:...Read More »
We’re only 20 days away from the ACDIS Symposium: Outpatient CDI, which takes place November 14-15 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas. As we approach the event, we wanted to give you one last opportunity to get the best possible rate for your ticket.
The ACDIS Regulatory Committee exists to review regulatory policy, coding, and clinical updates, comment to agencies on the behalf of ACDIS, and provide summary, interpretation, and analysis to the ACDIS membership.
As mentioned last week, the Committee is hard at work drafting a comment...Read More »
According in the preliminary 2019 CDI Salary Survey results, 51.57% of CDI specialists (those whose primary role is record reviews) make between $70,000 and $89,000 per year, up from 45.49% year-over-year.Read More »