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Journal excerpt: CDI efforts affecting the special care nursery

By Cathy Farraher, RN, BSN, MBA, CCCM, CCDS

At a recent meeting, my facility coders discussed that our special care nursery (SCN) patients were an outlier for length of stay (LOS). This surprised CDI staff—the reputation of the unit was very good, so how could it be an outlier?

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