According to ACDIS’ recent CDI Week Industry Survey , which included an extended section on CDI staffing practices, only 37% of respondents said they had HIM/coding backgrounds represented in their CDI departments.
Let’s take a deep dive into the recently released coding guidance and documentation tips for these illnesses. Note that since vaping-related guidance and statistics are ever changing, this information is up to date as of October 2019.
Very few diagnoses have caused as much gnashing of teeth as sepsis has for inpatient coders and providers alike. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has weighed in on the matter and is proposing coding changes , which, if adopted, will go into effect October 2020.
Let’s take a look at some common questions asked about MS-DRG optimization, and review how inpatient coding and documentation plays a significant role in the MS-DRG review process. Learning the ins and outs of this process will ensure that your facility remains educated and compliant on this topic.
While many familiar ideas are often discussed—newsletters, tip sheets, organizational clinical definitions, and the like—not every physician responds the same way to the same educational techniques. Here’s what the CDI community had to say regarding this issue.
Vaping and vaping-related lung injuries have been in the news recently. The occurrence of serious and even fatal lung injuries associated with vaping have been reported this year with an increasing number of cases being reported over the last few months.
I can teach CDI to anyone. Just get the providers in a room with me; they don’t even have to be willing participants. While I have heard many times that physicians only listen to other physicians, I believe my success has less to do with the initials at the end of my name and more with the fact that the CDI cause is just, and I’m passionate when I teach.
Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that usually grows in the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. This typically happens in the neighboring sites of the uterus such as the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the pelvic peritoneum, or even the intestines.