“These were the two most educated trauma coding speakers I have heard, and I’ve been doing this for 13 years,” said one attendee of last year’s trauma CDI webinar of speakers Nicole Fox, MD, MPH, FACS, CPE, and Kristie Perry, RN, MHSA, CCDS, CCS.Read More »
Q: What is the difference between ICD-10-CM code I24.8 (other forms of acute ischemic heart disease) and code I21.A1 (myocardial infarction type 2)? In which situation would each of these codes be reported? Read More »
Mary Beth Bumbarger, RHIA, CHDA, CCS, will present “Mortality Measures Optimization: Getting to Know the Data,” on Day 2 of the ACDIS conference. Bumbarger is the director of the health information and quality management at the Brundage Group. ...Read More »
In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, reported in “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” that medical errors represent one of the leading causes of mortality in the United...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 »
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 »