The ACDIS Provider Engagement Series is chugging along with more great content. We hope you’ve been taking advantage of it right along, but in case you’ve missed what the ACDIS advisory board has been working on the past several months I thought I’d provide a...Read More »
Cigna announced in its first quarter 2020 Network News that it will be adopting Sepsis-3 criteria. The news item says that the change will take place immediately and it’s “part of [their] effort to promote the accurate diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, and use the appropriate billing and coding...Read More »
I’ve always thought that, as long as the clinical indicators support the condition you’re querying for, providing all the options for the specific type/specificity of that condition allows the provider to use their clinical judgement. Is this correct?Read More »
The fourth annual ACDIS Symposium: Outpatient CDI conference, takes place November 12-13, 2020, at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the call for speaker applications is now open.
The 2020 Symposium planning committee recently began meeting to discuss...Read More »
Despite its centrality, it’s easy to become complacent when it comes to query practices. Because it’s a “CDI basic,” brushing up on best practices and procedures may take a back seat to flashier pursuits—such as denials management and appeals, clinical validation reviews, quality measures,...Read More »
In the outpatient setting, CDI teams face many challenges—physicians’ fast-paced schedule, varying coding rules, and a different clinical focus from traditional inpatient efforts. CDI professionals may find themselves at a loss for how to approach the query process and physician education....Read More »