The ACDIS Forms & Tools Library Committee recently approved several new samples for publication in the ACDIS Resource Library. The committee also included suggestions with each sample to help those adapting these resources. Here’s what’s new in the Library:
Recently, we received a question from a member about risk factors associated with providers not taking queries seriously and providing less than helpful responses. The question really goes to the heart of physician engagement.
Q: My physicians use the term “bacteremia” frequently and are treating it. The patient may be febrile and receiving antibiotics, but they cannot figure out a source. What should they be calling it? Or, better yet, what query should I be sending?Read More »
Q: When a patient comes in with two diagnoses and the documentation reflects that either could be the principal diagnosis, do we choose the principal as the diagnosis that is being treated more intensely, or do we choose the higher paying DRG? Is it true that when a patient comes in...Read More »
I recently received an email from ACDIS friend, and Chapter Advisory Board member, Molly Seibert on behalf of her colleague Kelli Newcom regarding whether it’s okay to use a diagnosis noted on a query form for coding purposes if it’s not captured in the...Read More »
By Cheryl Ericson, RN, MS, CCDS, CDIP, and Cathy Farraher, RN, MBA, CCM, CCDS
The rollout of the clinical validation process should include an educational timeline complete with a roadshow of sorts in which the physician advisor, CDI administrator, and CDI staff explain the...Read More »