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Product Spotlight: Prepare your staff for ICD-10

CDI Strategies, April 2, 2015

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ICD-10 is just six months away, and there’s a lot to do to prepare. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. ACDIS has a number of tools to make sure your staff is ready for the switch.

ICD-10 Documentation Strategies to Support Severity of Illness: Ensure an Accurate Professional Profile, Third Edition by Robert S. Gold, MD, explains the specific documentation details physicians need to express severity of illness and complexity of decision-making for 35 of the most troubling conditions in documentation today. It explains specific diagnosis-related issues, and will help physicians understand the documentation rules for ICD-10.

Brush up on critical changes and ease the transition with ICD-10 Coding and Physician Language by Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS. This handbook provides information coders and CDI professionals need to ensure physician documentation meets the ICD-10 specificity requirements for accurate and compliant coding. It will help coders and CDI staff better understand what to look for in documentation and how to query physicians more effectively.

The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist's Guide to ICD-10 by Cheryl Ericson MS, RN, CCS, CDIP and Jennifer Avery, CCS, CPC-H, CPC, CPC-I is the only guide to address ICD-10 from the CDI point of view. Written by CDI experts and ICD-10 Boot Camp instructors, it explains the ICD-10 documentation requirements and clinical indicators of commonly reported diagnoses and the codes associated with those conditions. In it you’ll find the specific documentation requirements to appropriately code a variety of conditions.

The 2015 CDI Pocket Guide by Richard D. Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS, and Cynthia L. Tang, RHIA, CCS, helps you take clinical findings and dig deeper, looking for additional details to develop the most accurate picture of the patient's condition. The 2015 edition includes critical updates from the 2015 IPPS final rule and additional ICD-10 documentation tips to ensure you are ready for the national compliance deadline of October 1, 2015.

The ICD-10 for CDI Boot Camp provides experienced CDI specialists with in-depth education on new and changing ICD-10-CM documentation requirements. The documentation issues that exist with ICD-9 will continue in ICD-10. The ICD-10 for CDI Boot Camp provides strategies that can be implemented immediately to improve documentation and facilitate a smooth transition to ICD-10-CM. For more information about the ICD-10 for CDI Boot Camp, contact customer service at 800-650-6787 or email customerservice@hcpro.com.



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