In my previous blog, I took a hard look at the impact of mental health and substance abuse on hospital readmissions, especially the torrent of patients with these issues coming […]
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 […]
Many eligible U.S. hospitals will be penalized for readmissions this year. What are the top three initial admissions that lead to preventable readmissions?
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.
It has been two years since AHIMA updated the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting with a statement about clinical validity. You would think with lessons learned plus time and […]
In this webinar, Bobbie Starkey, RHIT, CCS-P, paints a broad picture of the components to consider if you are thinking of starting a CDI program in your Emergency Department.
As the volume of outpatient care has grown over the past several years, so has interest in outpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI). Yet many organizations struggle to define what exactly […]
Why would an orthopedic surgeon develop expertise in documentation and coding? Eugene Christian, MD, Chief Medical Officer for St. Mary’s Bon Secours Hospital in Richmond Virginia describes his work on […]
When it comes to reducing Hospital Associated Infections (HAIs), where should your organization focus its efforts?
As a rabid theater-goer, I love Sondheim. Note the quote below: “Bit by bit, putting it together… Piece by piece, only way to make a work of art. Every moment […]
Roughly 40 percent of healthcare financial leaders say their organizations lack in-house expertise and staffing for extremely important activities, such as managing new regulations and payment models. The gaps put […]