As part of the eleventh annual Clinical Documentation Integrity Week, ACDIS conducted a series of interviews with CDI professionals on a variety...Read More »
Brandi Hutcheson, RN, MSN, CCM, CCDS, a remote CDI specialist at Community Health Systems in Franklin, Tennessee, answered these questions.
As a preview of the eleventh annual Clinical Documentation Integrity Week, ACDIS conducted a series of interviews with CDI professionals on a...Read More »
When a patient comes in with two diagnoses and the documentation reflects that either could be the principal diagnosis, do we choose the principal...Read More »
Our system is seeing increasing cases being denied inpatient care with the suggestion that the cases should have been billed as observation. Right...Read More »
Q: We recently had a situation where a CDI reviewer sent a multiple-choice query and the physician responded and agreed that the diagnosis...Read More »
Currently, when we ask clinical validation queries, we do not take a financial impact into account. We only reconcile as "agreed and documented."...Read More »
Do you appeal many 30-day readmission denials and what is your approach?Read More »