Health Information Management

Membership Update: New CDI Journal published

CDI Strategies, January 7, 2016

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We’ve made it to the New Year, which, for many, marks a fresh start. But as we put together our bucket lists for what we hope 2016 will bring, we should also take a moment to reflect on the many successes clinical documentation improvement has experienced this past year and use that to propel our CDI programs to be even more productive and fulfilling. This is illustrated in nearly every article in the latest edition of the CDI Journal.

To access the January/February edition, members can log in to the ACDIS website and visit the CDI Journal. This edition includes:

  • Fond farewell: Outgoing ACDIS Advisory Board members share what motivates them to volunteer for the role and the effect of their efforts on the association and the industry.
  • Leverage information for program growth: The CDI program at Baystate Health in Springfield, Massachusetts, discusses how it leverages data via regular reporting and analysis thanks, in part, to the efforts of its business analyst.
  • Querying for unspecified diagnoses: With an increase in required specificity associated with ICD-10, determining when not to query might be just as important as knowing when to query.
  • New concerns for CDI emerge post ICD-10: Atrial fibrillation, peripherally inserted central catheters, gastrointestinal bleed, debridement, and sepsis earn the top five slots for CDI concerns.
  • Ask ACDIS: Advisory Board members respond to members’ questions related to productivity and CDI program assessments.
  • Coding Clinic for CDI: CDI Boot Camp instructor Sharme Brodie tackles excisional debridement.
  • Pediatric efforts: Karen Bridgeman explores new ICD-10-CM challenges in the neonatal world.

If you are not currently a member, considering joining the only resource devoted to the clinical documentation improvement profession—ACDIS.

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