Q: Can you please help me determine the query opportunities and code assignment/sequencing argument related to a patient who was admitted with pneumonia, congestive heart failure, acute respiratory failure, and encephalopathy?
Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists bridge the gap between physicians and coders. This article takes a look at the benefits of CDI and coding collaboration, and how CDI specialists can address coding hot topics at their own facilities.
Erica E. Remer, MD, FACEP, CCDS , comments on a recent Coding Clinic that has garnered a lot of questions on inpatient obstetrics coding and gives advice on how she thinks this new guidance is flawed. Note: To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.