Reconciling CDI reviews and queries against final coding is an important but sometimes overlooked step. Use these expert tips to refresh or develop your organization's CDI and coding reconciliation process.
A spinal fusion is used to permanently connect two or more vertebrae, eliminating motion between them. Read up on ICD-10-PCS guidance for reporting spinal fusions based on key details in the operative note.
Sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome are historically difficult to document and report in ICD-10-CM. Alba Kuqi, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CICA, CSCM , breaks down sepsis definitions and outlines a process for query creation.
Ongoing labor shortages and a competitive hiring market are putting a strain on HIM departments. As competition for qualified staff increases, learn how HIM leaders can turn to a variety of short- and long-term fixes and even find opportunities for improvement.