It’s easy to complain about CMS rules, regulations, and coding guidance from the likes of the Cooperating Parties or the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Coding Clinic. Certainly, over the years we’ve seen guidance we’ve disagreed with, or believed...Read More »
by Laurie Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CRC
If you really want to see smoke come out of my ears and my eyes roll, refer to CDI as a “retirement job.” I’ve heard such descriptions since I started in this specialty 14 years ago. What exactly does that description mean? I...Read More »
Those on the ACDIS team know that I am a huge data nerd. Each month, part of my job is to analyze ACDIS’ website data to identify our membership’s needs and interests, helping us shape our offerings and better serve members’ needs. While talking to members one...Read More »
The first quarterly call of 2021 was held on February 18 and featured three members of the ACDIS national team and two guests. ACDIS Associate Editorial Director Melissa Varnavas and Editors Linnea Archibald and Carolyn Riel were joined by Leadership Council member Brianna Brown, BSN, RN-BC, and...Read More »
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.