Is there a practice/industry standard that requires the CDI staff to write two queries per day?Read More »
An ACDIS survey of CDI professionals found that almost...Read More »
This sample COVID-19 query was developed by Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDI education specialist at ACDIS/HCPro in Middleton, Massachusetts. Should you choose to use this sample, you adapt...
Q: We are seeing an influx of possible COVID-19 patients at our facility. How can we prepare to query for COVID-19-related documentation and...Read More »
This sample query escalation procedure was provided by Tonia Catapano, RN, BSN, CCDS, CCS, RHIA, director of coding and CDI at Yale New Haven (Connecticut) Health.
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Q: How can we help providers understand that clinical validation queries aren’t meant to question their medical decision making? Read More »
Despite its centrality, it’s easy to become complacent when it comes to query practices. Because it’s a “CDI basic,” brushing up on best practices...Read More »
I’ve always thought that, as long as the clinical indicators support the condition you’re querying for, providing all the options for the specific...Read More »
In recent years, clinical validation has become a prevalent topic in the CDI field. According to Elizabeth Aguirre, MD, CCDS, CDI...Read More »
“We wanted to do outpatient from early on,” says Cheree Lueck, RN, an outpatient CDI specialist at Denver (Colorado) Health. “I...Read More »