Ethics. My favorite topic! Being a hopelessly optimistic and naïve person, I am often surprised by unethical behavior. I have seen it in management and employees alike, and it always comes as a shock. Once I have identified this behavior in...Read More »
by Angie Curry, RN, BSN, CCDS
Achieving documentation integrity—which results in positive outcomes for everything from quality and Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) to hospital ratings and scores—means actively involving CDI specialists in organizational documentation initiatives....Read More »
by Jill Dressler, RN, BSN, CCDS and Sandy Frey, RHIT, CCS
CDI has many parts: documentation analysis, provider engagement, program infrastructure, and performance monitoring. One way to monitor staff’s effectiveness is to audit their query practices. This ensures CDI staff capture...Read More »
Technology changes at what can seem like light speed. ACDIS released a white paper on the topic of electronic health records (EHR) in 2013, and anyone working in CDI knows that, though some things remain constant, a lot has changed since then.
The three issues that CDI professionals most...Read More »