Much Ado About Query Rate
May23

Much Ado About Query Rate

While the use of queries is an essential tool in a CDI program, it is possible for an undue emphasis on “query rate” to lead to misuse of this important tool.

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Proper Documentation is Critical to Our Modern Healthcare System
Mar29

Proper Documentation is Critical to Our Modern Healthcare System

Is documentation improvement and proper use of ICD-10-CM critical to the nation’s healthcare debate? I say definitively yes, in every way.

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Myth Busted: Maximizing APR-DRG Risk Staves Off Performance Penalties
Jan30

Myth Busted: Maximizing APR-DRG Risk Staves Off Performance Penalties

Performance is measured within the population, not just the outcome of interest, and APR-DRG is missing the mark.

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Looking Beyond RNs for CDI Roles
Dec28

Looking Beyond RNs for CDI Roles

CDI has become a hot topic over the years, with widespread interest and debate regarding who qualifies to be a CDI professional. The fact that there is little specialized academic education or curriculum for CDI only intensifies the debate.

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How to Move from Denial Management to Prevention
Dec01

How to Move from Denial Management to Prevention

As the healthcare industry moves toward value-based payment, making the shift from denial management to denial prevention is essential.

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