ACDIS new online certification processes began in September. No more paper applications, faxes, or scans, or emails. No more paper checks. You can apply to sit for the exam (either the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist [CCDS] or the CCDS-Outpatient [CCDS-O]) via the new online,...Read More »
Every non-profit association and organization I have been associated with had bylaws. The life of any association is centered around bylaws as well as its mission or purpose. For ACDIS, each local chapter is different in size, activity, financial...Read More »
Earlier this month, the CMS held a call to discuss the MS-DRG CC/MCC comprehensive analysis discussed in the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed and final rules. The deadline for submitting comments on this is tomorrow, Friday, November 1. ACDIS’ regulatory...Read More »
Ninety percent of hospital leaders are considering outsourcing both clinical and non-clinical functions to achieve cost-efficiencies and succeed in value-based care models, according to a Black Book survey.
Survey respondents agreed that value-based care models necessitate additional...Read More »
In a series of recent ACDIS polls, more than 75% of the 200-plus respondents said they were short staffed on nurses, nearly 50% said their physicians were short staffed, and 54% said their coding departments were short staffed.Read More »
Back in September, ACDIS announced the launch of the inaugural ACDIS CDI Scholarship program with the purpose of assisting CDI professionals in enhancing their careers with further education and increasing collaboration among colleagues by sharing knowledge.
It was amazing to see the host of vendors, volunteers and attendees at last week’s California ACDIS Chapter meeting. The leadership team hosted a meet-and-greet the evening before at a Davis (CA) brewery were early arrivers could mingle and nosh on tasty tacos from a regional food truck. The...Read More »
Due to nearly 1,300 cases and 26 deaths of e-cigarette or vaping product use associated with lung injury (EVALI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines for capturing EVALI. These guidelines come close on the tail of the CDC’s...Read More »