Typically, CDI specialists’ work happens before the bill drops, while the patient is in the hospital or immediately following discharge before final coding. Even with the most stringent CDI processes and an exceptionally engaged physician group, we know that...Read More »
It used to come annually. Every October, compliance officers across the country would delve into its pages to determine what the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) planned to investigate for the coming calendar year—and what their facility’s risk level might be.
More than a dozen academic, public health, and healthcare partners formed a coalition with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to launch Project Firstline, a national training collaborative to help...Read More »
What actions do CDI teams take when staff receive “unable to clinically determine” responses to queries? Some physicians may use this as an easy query “out” versus addressing the clinical question and we are seeing some repeat offenders. We started tracking and presenting these to our physician...Read More »
With the uncertainty remaining around the COVID-19 pandemic, ACDIS has made the decision to reschedule our annual conference. Originally scheduled for May 17-20, 2021, the conference will now take place October 25-28, 2021. It will remain at the Sheraton Hotel in Dallas...Read More »