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Membership Update: Have you seen the May/June CDI Journal?

CDI Strategies, June 11, 2015

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Today, CDI is set on an evolutionary path as illustrated in nearly every article of the recently released edition of CDI Journal.

The ICD-10-CM implementation date remains October 1, 2015. Its thousands of new codes will allow greater understanding of common health afflictions. Since all healthcare venues need to use ICD-10, CDI efforts are evolving, expanding into critical access hospitals and pediatric populations.

Meanwhile, CMS continues to tie reimbursement to quality as demonstrated in the IPPS proposed rule, so CDI efforts in clinical validation will no doubt become standard practice soon.

While our CDI evolutionary meme might one day depict a pajama-clad professional, it no doubt will also depict the dramatic effect of CDI professionals’ efforts on our fast-changing healthcare environment.

ACDIS members can read articles on these concerns and more in CDI Journal. This edition includes:

  • Remote CDI: Could your program work at home?
  • Critical components: CDI moves into CAH
  • Engaging physicians: Lessons from pediatrics
  • Clinical validation and CDI role in audit defense
  • Clinical corner: CDI opportunities in the pediatric setting
  • Physician advisor’s corner: Tips for altered mental status documentation
  • Ask ACDIS: The line between coding and CDI
  • Meet a member: Brenda A. Harris
  • Coding Clinic for CDI: Addressing ICD-10-PCS concerns



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