2020 is one of those oddities that occurs (almost) every four years: a leap year. Leap years were first created to account for the mismatch of timing between the Earth making one revolution on is own, or a day, and how long it takes to travel around the sun, which...Read More »
The largest sepsis study ever conducted with Medicare data found a 40% increase in the rate of Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized with the infection between 2012 and 2018, reported HealthLeaders Media.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 270,000...Read More »
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been closely monitoring an outbreak of the respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and which continues to expand through out the world. At the beginning of February,...Read More »
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Cardiology showed hospitals that are recognized for high-quality cardiac care are also more likely to be penalized under value-based payment models, HealthLeaders Media reported.
I am a little confused about sepsis coding. I understand that the documentation of “sepsis syndrome” should be queried, but when should “viral sepsis” versus “viral sepsis syndrome” be used?Read More »
Do you know a CDI colleague who goes above and beyond to advance the CDI profession through their daily duties, helping their colleagues, and pushing forward CDI outcomes at your facility? Why not nominate them for one of this year’s ACDIS Achievement Awards?!Read More »
Did you know that along with access to Quarterly Calls with the ACDIS Advisory Board, opportunities to participate in an Official ACDIS Local Chapter in your area, and five free email signature images to celebrate certification statuses, as an ACDIS member you also get two free job...Read More »
Sepsis. It’s a favorite topic for CDI professionals everywhere for good reason. Not only is sepsis responsible for a large portion of hospitalized patients’ deaths, but it seems that coding, clinical, and auditing worlds can’t agree on the clinical definition of sepsis.