Dawn Valdez RN, LNC, CCDS, CDIP, joined the ACDIS team officially at the beginning of 2020, as a full-time CDI education specialist. Since then, she’s been busy getting up to speed, hitting the road with Education Director Laurie Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CRC, and...Read More »
According to HCPro’s 2019 coding productivity survey, while coding productivity held steady, missing documentation and unanswered queries bog down coders, reported JustCoding. CDI, according to survey respondents, may be able to help ease these troubles.
Home health agencies across the country are grappling with a significant change in how Medicare pays for services, reported HealthLeaders Media. To qualify for services under the new system, a person must be homebound and in need of intermittent skilled care (less than eight hours a day...Read More »
A new report from CMS found that providers used Z codes to report social determinants of health (SDOH) for 467,136 Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries in 2017, which is nearly 5% more than in 2016. CMS notes that this represents 1.4% of the 33.7 million total Medicare FFS beneficiaries...Read More »
Do you know a CDI professional who goes above and beyond their daily duties to advance the CDI profession, help their colleagues, and move the needle on CDI outcomes at your facility? Consider nominating them for one of this year’s ACDIS Achievement Awards.
The ACDIS advisory board is conducting an ongoing educational series on provider engagement. As part of this series, the board has developed a survey to gather data on the relationship between provider engagement efforts, provider buy-in, and their impact on CDI chart review productivity.Read More »