The first week of the month is typically the time when ACDIS CDI Education Director Laurie Prescott and I spend with our PROPELCDI clients during their regular educational calls. It’s always heartwarming when an attendee expresses...Read More »
According to an audit from the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), a 253-bed hospital in Topeka, Kansas, received millions in overpayments because of incorrectly billing Medicare.
The OIG audit report states that Saint Francis Health Center...Read More »
CMS has issued frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) for healthcare providers regarding Medicare payment for laboratory tests and other services related to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The document was published after CMS received a number of questions from providers regarding...Read More »
If you’ve ever read one of our position papers or white papers, listened to an ACDIS quarterly conference call, or attended an advisory board panel at the national conference, then you know the crucial role the ACDIS advisory board plays in the leadership of our association and the greater CDI...Read More »
The top diagnoses leading to clinical validation queries tend to follow a pattern, and it’s likely one that will come as no surprise to even newer CDI professionals. For Elizabeth Aguirre, MD, CCDS, Jera Van Damme, BSN, RN, CCDS, CCS, and Cathy Testerman, CCS, CCDS, sepsis takes a top slot....Read More »