We have physician advisors who assist care management with observation cases and converting those cases to inpatient status when appropriate. They also do peer-to-peer reviews in real time. We’ve also started to incorporate the physician advisors into the CDI process. We review cases with them...Read More »
Have you seen reluctance in physicians wanting to respond to queries related to outcome measures? Certain practitioners seem to avoid mentioning possible severe sepsis, septic shock, and congestive heart failure (CHF) exacerbation to improve specific mortality and readmission numbers.Read More »
The Forms & Tools Committee recently met to review several recently submitted materials for publication in the ACDIS Resource Library. These newly posted sample materials are all available for free to ACDIS members
Physician response times to queries varies from organization to organization. Some facilities allow a full month for physicians to respond to a query before triggering an escalation policy, while others give physicians a short 24 hours.
The ACDIS Forum offers a unique opportunity for members to ask questions of their CDI peers, often in real-time, for real-life input. A recent inquiry there pondered posting queries within a CDI program’s EHR physician communication...Read More »