Happy spring everyone! One of my clients recently made the statement “We don’t know what we don’t know.” I wholeheartedly agree. If only all organizations and team members shared that […]
Compliance requires exacting skills. HIM departments are expected to make sure patient care is appropriately documented, check for medical necessity, assign codes with ICD-10 specificity, identify conditions present on admission […]
I have learned countless lessons about perception from my son who is on the autism spectrum. He has helped me better understand how we can inadvertently misinterpret or misuse healthcare […]
Happy New Year everyone! I am terrible at New Year’s resolutions, but I did make one this year that I hope to stick to: I want to increase my intake […]
Happy Holidays! Sorry this is not a Charles Dicken’s Christmas story, but it does reflect an equally powerful story: A Tale of Two Cities. This Dickens novel has a well-known […]
At Palmetto Health the CDI teams are deeply involved with the physician teams in many ways, including going on rounds with them to listen for ways to improve documentation.
Amy Truitt and Debbie Okonek, CDI leaders at Palmetto Health, discuss their organization’s shift toward quality focus.
I think it’s reasonable to say that most people working in health care are motivated to deliver high quality care to the people they serve. Because humans are complicated organisms, […]
Dr. Gordon Moore: Welcome to 3M’s Inside Angle Podcast. This is your host, Dr. Gordon Moore. With me today I have Dr. Geoffrey Rose, who is the chief of adult […]
It is very easy to get aggravated with providers who do not appear to be engaged with CDI programs. But let’s hold on. Where should their focus be? Sorry, but […]
We frequently discuss with clients the differences between Inpatient CDI versus Outpatient CDI such as time, volume, coding, regulation, etc. Despite these differences, both require collaboration between departments to be […]
Cheryl Manchenton, RN, provides guidance to help keep your organization on the right track when it comes to accurate and complete PSI metrics.