The 2017 ICD-10 CM-Guidelines were released in August by the CDC. There are several noteworthy changes but the one that blew me away is Guideline No. 19. First though, the […]
I have been quite deficient in blog posts over the previous couple of months. This is partially due to the work involved in preparing my presentations for the recent 3M […]
In my previous blog, I addressed concerns about the new Sepsis 3 definitions. In this blog (part 2), I will further flush out implications for specific quality metrics and also […]
How do you know what you don’t know? That’s the conundrum of the new Sepsis 3 definitions and the impact on measurement of quality outcomes. As I am quite passionate […]
Donna: Hi, Sue! I saw you at the ACDIS conference last week. How were the sessions you attended? Sue: Really good – I liked the diversity and range of topics […]
We see it everywhere: AHIMA and ACDIS are offering education programs to help their members embark on the outpatient CDI journey. Consulting firms and technology companies are launching new services […]
An unintended effect of improved CDI may be a negative impact on your quality profile, so how do you create accurate documentation?
So I typically have a tune stuck in my head and when thinking about my recent quality projects, the “song” that keeps popping up is to “get granular” (flashback to […]
This webinar with expert Lisa Lanier explains how clinical documentation improvement is impacted by the shift from inpatient to outpatient services.
I had the privilege of attending the HFMA Region 11 conference this week. Although there were many great seminars and speakers on healthcare topics, the best presentation was by Johnny […]
Happy New Year to all! As we make (and break) many New Year’s resolutions this month, I’d like to talk about resolutions for quality. I appreciate the challenges and pressures […]
Happy New Year to all our readers! Before the ball drops in Times Square, catch up on five of our most read blogs of the year: “What you don’t know […]