As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, the role of the CDI specialist becomes a crucial part of the effort to accurately track the public’s health. As the link between the clinicians and the coders, CDI professionals are uniquely positioned...

Every month, you will find a new topic or question along with the committee’s findings posted to this page and publicized in CDI Strategies.

Topics under review for future release include:

  • Hierarchy
  • Sepsis
  • ...

Following is the text of ACDIS comments to CMS on the proposed changes to the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and proposed fiscal year (FY) 2021 rates, as published in the May 29, 2020 Federal Register (CMS-1735-P). Download them below. Please use the following...

by Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O

There is a saying that “the only constant in life is change.” This can also be said about healthcare. New advances in medical technologies are constantly introduced allowing us to better care for our patients. Unfortunately, the cost of these...

ACDIS would like to thank Haaris Ali, MD, CDIP, and Candace Blankenship, BSN, RN, CCDS, for principal authorship of this paper and the members of the ACDIS Regulatory committee for reviewing this publication.

ACDIS would like to thank Howard Rodenberg, MD, MPH, CCDS, for principal authorship of this statement and the members of the ACDIS Regulatory Committee for reviewing this publication.

Following is the text of ACDIS comments to CMS on the proposed changes to the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and proposed fiscal year (FY) 2020 rates, as published in the May 3, 2019 Federal Register (CMS-1716-P). Download them below.

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