The ACDIS Regulatory Committee is submitting three proposals on the IPPS and is asking for your support. Please download the sample support template, fill in the name of your institution (with their permission) and/or submit on behalf of yourself as an individual, and send to Marilu Hue,...

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.

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This template been developed by the ACDIS Regulatory Committee to express support for the new COVID-19 codes, proposed to be adopted on January 1, 2021. ACDIS...

by Howard Rodenberg, MD, MPH, CCDS

The ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee met September 8-9 to consider revisions to ICD-10 code set. The ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee is a joint effort of CMS and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)....

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...

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...

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