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.
Category: Coding Tip
The key to properly coding hernia procedures is knowing what questions to ask yourself as you read through the patient’s health record.
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.
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…
Clinical Documentation Specialists (CDSs) practice great communication skills by using their extensive experience, expertise, and share their knowledge, which by the way, includes the Two Midnight Rule.
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.