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Volunteer period for 2016 ACDIS Conference Committee Closed; Watch for speaker application

The application period for the 2016 ACDIS conference committee is now closed and ACDIS will be opening up the 2016 speaker application process in July. Watch this space and your e-mail for details on track listings and suggested sessions as well as an electronic application link. Put your thinking caps on for innovative CDI sessions!

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    PCS: It’s time to talk with your surgeons

    By Michelle A. Leppert, CPC
    Many surgeons use templated notes for their common procedures. Find out what information is not included in the template and work with the surgeons and your IT department to update the template to capture all of the information you need for a PCS code.
    Ask them to explain what they’re doing. Ask what they mean by certain terms. Many of them will be happy to share their expertise.
    Find out what usual practice is and develop some facility-specific coding guidelines around them. For example, if your surgeons perform a lot of cardiac artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures, find out which vein they typically harvest—greater or lesser saphenous, right or left.

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    Compliant Physician Query Construction: Tools to Eliminate Leading Queries

    Join CDI Boot Camp instructor Laurie L. Prescott, MSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, and Kathryn DeVault, MSL, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA, as they examine the evolution of the physician query practice. During this unique workgroup-style presentation, participants will dissect sample queries and identify tools to ensure query efforts remain effective, compliant, and non-leading.

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