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CDI Journal - Volume 14, Issue 2

FEATURES
9 2020 physician query survey
Since querying is a constant and continuous aspect of CDI work, ACDIS issued a focused 16-question survey on physician queries.

21 Clinical validation starts with education
Clinical validation reviews and queries ensure that the documented diagnoses and clinical indicators hold up to inspection. They aren’t likely to go away any time soon.

25 13th annual conference preview
Melissa Varnavas explains all the ways to engage at the 2020 ACDIS conference.

29 Outpatient CDI case study
As with any new department, much of Denver (Colorado) Health’s outpatient CDI program was developed through trial and error, including the query process and physician education on the importance of CDI.

36 Query compliance audits
In order to ensure queries stand up to outside scrutiny, many CDI leaders have put query audit practices in place for their departments.

DEPARTMENTS
4 Editor’s Note
Linnea Archibald provides a behind-the-scenes look at this edition of the Journal and additional query practice resources.

6 Associate Director’s Note
Melissa Varnavas shares her experience at the Florida local chapter’s February meeting.

39 Ask ACDIS
Laurie Prescott answers questions related to queries as part of the medical record.

40 Coding Corner
Sarah Nehring explains six things coders wish providers knew about neoplasm coding and documentation.

43 Podcast Recap
Tracy Boldt discusses physician engagement best practices.

45 Physician Advisor’s Corner
Trey La Charité offers practical tips for ensuring long-term query compliance.

47 Meet a Member
Brian Simpson is a CDI professional at Penn Highlands Healthcare in DuBois, Pennsylvania.

OPINIONS & INSIGHTS
19 Celebrating CDI research
Howard Rodenberg highlights research presented at the 2019 ACDIS conference poster session and celebrates CDI research efforts.

27 Pulmonary hypertension in adults and children
Amy Sanderson unpacks the clinical nuances and documentation trouble spots of pulmonary hypertension.

34 The evolution of outpatient queries
Jessica Vaughn discusses all the factors that influence the outpatient query process.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
BONUS: Obtain one (1) CEU for reading this Journal ACDIS members are entitled to one continuing education credit for reading the CDI Journal and taking this 20-question quiz.

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ACDIS Guidance, Physician Queries