This sample outpatient CDI specialist job description was provided by Tamara Hicks, RN, BSN, MHA, CCS, CCDS, ACM, the director of clinical documentation excellence at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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As part of the eighth annual Clinical Documentation Improvement Week, ACDIS has conducted a series of interviews with CDI professionals on a variety of emerging industry topics. Kim Charles, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CEMC, who is the charge integrity manager at UK Healthcare in Lexington, Kentucky, and a member of the 2018 CDI Week Committee, answered these questions. Contact her at kim.charles@uky.edu.

Talking denials and appeals, with special guests Timothy N. Brundage, MD, CCDS, medical director of the Brundage Group, and Brett Hoggard, MD, chief medical...

ICD-10 codes change every year. So do the rules governing code assignment. Regardless of experience level, taking a closer look at the clinical documentation and indicators needed to qualify a diagnosis as a comorbid condition (CC) or a major CC (MCC) MUST be an annual exercise to ensure that...

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