As a child I always loved working on puzzles. As I grew older, they became larger, more complicated. I haven’t touched a jigsaw puzzle in years, but puzzles don’t always come in a box. The process of record review is a puzzle. The CDI specialist reviews the...Read More »
ECRI Institute recently published its annual list of the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns. The goal of this list is to help facilities’ efforts for proactively identifying and responding to threats to patient safety.
ECRI notes that this list was created before the COVID-19 outbreak...Read More »
Humana recently launched an initiative aimed to help clinicians address nonmedical health risk factors. The social determinants of health (SDOH) value-based program targets these nonmedical issues such as homelessness, inconsistent access to food, and housing instability, Healthcare Dive...Read More »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced during the March 18 ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting that a new code specifically for reporting COVID-19 will be available for use starting on April 1, 2020. The code will be housed in Chapter 22, Codes for...Read More »
Q: We’re having some trouble with malnutrition documentation. In many instances, the patient meets the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) criteria and the provider agrees with the query, but then doesn’t expand on the diagnosis in their documentation. We’re then...Read More »
Franchesca T. DeLisser, MSHI, BSN, RN, is the director of CDI at Ensemble Health Partners/Bon Secours Mercy Health—Richmond (Virginia) market. She is the co-leader for the Virginia ACDIS local chapter and has been in the CDI field since February 2014.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.Read More »