By Laurie L. Prescott, MSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC, and Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS
The goal of the risk-adjustment model applied to Medicare Advantage plans is for Medicare to provide more accurate payments to the plan administrators to compensate for the care provided.Read More »
After shadowing teammates, try tandem record reviews where your mentor, manager, or other CDI staff member reviews the record first and then turns the record over to you to let you try your hand at it. Then compare notes. Also...Read More »
The term “dysphagia” has many synonyms used by providers in medical documentation. However, not all of these symptoms are able to describe, with specificity, the real problem so it can be translated into its corresponding code assignment.