Membership update: Third quarter CDI Journal posted; new product of the month offered


July 7, 2011

CDI Journal is a quarterly publication featuring in-depth articles regarding current developments within the documentation improvement profession. It is published January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1, and is available to ACDIS members online. As a reminder, the CDI Journal is an online-only publication available under the Quarterly Newsletter tab on the ACDIS web site. ACDIS members have complete access to the entire CDI Journal archives there.

The third quarter edition of the CDI Journal was published Friday, July 1. This edition includes:
 Querying physicians for conditions related to SIRS and sepsis remains a topic of contention for coders and CDI specialists. Not only is the subject discussed in a special Q&A in the most recent edition of the Journal but it is also the topic of an upcoming audio conference slated for July 22, titled Is it Really Sepsis? Reconcile Clinical and Coding Criteria. ACDIS members receive 20% the cost of this audio.

Are you using ICD-10-CM/PCS queries?
Yes, we have been querying for ICD-10-related specificity for more than six months
Yes, we just started incorporating ICD-10-related specificity into our queries
No, we are in the process of learning ICD-10-related specificity ourselves
No, we won't be querying for ICD-10-related specificity until the go-live date
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