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.
Category: Coding Tip
Many coders struggle with coding spinal fusion procedures. First, the terminology can be confusing.
Once a CDI professional’s clinical skills are at an expert level, their coding expertise must follow suit.
As its importance was realized, CDI expanded from a single setting reimbursement focus to a quality based, multiple setting focus…
The Value of Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) and the Two Midnight Rule Nancy Lero BSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CBCS MedPartners CDI Specialist Consultant In the good old days, the process of caring for patients and payment for services was quite simple – physicians treated their patients extensively and the length of stay was not an …
By Dianne M. Cleveland, RHIA, CTR The United States spends almost twice the money on cancer care costs than countries in Europe.
Hierarchical Condition Categories and Risk Adjustment by David Reece, BSN, RN, CCDS, Consulting Director, Outpatient CDI Solutions, MedPartners University If you’ve been following the trends of healthcare, it seems that hierarchical condition categories (HCCs) are the buzzword in outpatient.
Standardizing Audit Feedback to Enhance the Outpatient Educational Process Lynn Thornton, RHIA, CCS MedPartners Education and Compliance Manager There is no doubt the auditing process is a valuable endeavor that helps drive correct coding, optimize reimbursement and satisfy coding compliance efforts.
How to Validate a Diagnosis of Acute Respiratory Failure The Power of the P/F Ratio One of the most important pieces of clinical evidence that assists in validating a diagnosis of acute respiratory failure is the P/F ratio.