The difference between a plateaued or declining CDI department and a highly successful, growing one is not necessarily as great as you might think. In fact, they’re often doing the same work, perhaps even achieving the same results.
Between mid-2017 and pre-pandemic 2019, 774 hospitals have been penalized by the federal government for having high rates of patients with possibly avoidable medical complications, according to a hospital penalty “look-up” system by...Read More »
Regardless of if patients were asymptomatic or had severe infections, nearly 30% of COVID-19 patients had lingering symptoms six months after the infection onset, according to a research letter published in the...Read More »
If a patient is admitted with a gastrointestinal bleed (self-limiting, no treatment/procedures performed or medication changes) within four weeks of the myocardial infarction (MI), would a code from category I21, Acute MI, be coded?Read More »
Since ACDIS conducted its first CDI Salary Survey, respondents have incrementally reported higher annual salaries. As everyone knows, however, 2020 was not a normal year, particularly for those working in the healthcare field....Read More »
Launched in fall 2019, the ACDIS CDI Scholarship program exists to assist CDI professionals in enhancing their careers with further education and to increase collaboration among their colleagues by sharing knowledge. Normally, ACDIS awards three scholarships annually. As we all know, however,...Read More »