All told there were more than 500 CDI professionals in attendance at the 2010 ACDIS National Conference in Chicago last month. In addition, there were nearly two dozen exhibitors and more than 20 educational sessions in three dedicated tracks to choose from, including clinical chart review,...Read More »
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is one example of a condition for which coders and CDI specialists should understand clinical indicators before querying physicians, says Lynne Spryszak, RN, CCDS, CPC-A, a CDI educator at HCPro, Inc., in Marblehead, MA.
Over the years all authoritative coding sources referred to sepsis and septicemia as the same condition. Finally, in 2008, these coding references stated that sepsis and septicemia are two different conditions:
Sepsis is a body response to dead tissue mediated by the release of