ACDIS Members Services Specialist Penny Richards is soliciting tips and advice from the ACDIS community to help celebrate the Association’s 5th anniversary. We will compile this advice in a special report “Things You Need to Know to be a CDI Super Star.”
CDI networking efforts have grown since ACDIS’ inception to nearly 40 local chapters across the country. They range in formality but share the mission to bring quality CDI practices to their facilities and to share lessons learned amongst fellow professionals. November events take place in...Read More »
On October 16, Representative Sam Graves (R-MO) introduced legislation to reform Recovery Auditors (RA) through various financial penalties and program limitations. (Read a related article in CDI ...Read More »
ICD-9 guidelines indicate that coders should not report routine or expected postoperative pain that occurs immediately after surgery. Differentiating between postoperative pain and pain that occurs during the postoperative period is important, says Kathy DeVault, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P,...Read More »
Q: What are the ramifications of leading queries? Who is monitoring whether a query is leading?
A: I am unaware of any organization or agency routinely monitoring physician queries. However, regular query review for compliance with existing industry guidelines, reflection of appropriate...Read More »