Cancer registry data collection starts with a process known as case-finding or case ascertainment, and it is exactly that, finding cases that must be included in a reporting facility’s cancer registry.
Category: Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI)
Coding Professionals have been working with ICD-9-CM since 1979 and little did they know the codes they assigned would permeate every business process in healthcare.
Beginning with October 1, 2019 discharges coders will have to understand deep pressure injuries and know how to code them.
The key to properly coding hernia procedures is knowing what questions to ask yourself as you read through the patient’s health record.
Obstetrical coding can be challenging for most coders. Most coders have an understanding of gestational diabetes & hypertension due to specific guidelines.
If you’re embarking on a new journey as a traveling CDI specialist, you’re probably experiencing a variety of emotions, ranging from excitement to nervousness.
A few of the reasons for second-level review opportunities could be timing of the CDI professional’s review.
Many coders struggle with coding spinal fusion procedures. First, the terminology can be confusing.
The 2020 IPPS Proposed Rule indicates many changes to ICD-10 for FY 2020 including some significant ones to MS-DRG payments-some higher and some lower.