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“Feature stories and departments that appear in the print issue of the Journal are available online in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Full access to the archives is a member benefit and requires a member name and password. Practice briefs and select features are available publicly. Please see below for an archive of Journal of AHIMA website posts.”

CDI Specialists Are Essential to Fighting the Opioid Crisis

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CDI Specialists Are Essential to Fighting the Opioid Crisis

The impact of the opioid crisis is felt in each and every part of the healthcare system. To help continue the battle against this national epidemic, coding and documentation professionals were given more tools to fight the opioid crisis with ICD-10-CM and subsequent code updates.

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CDI Specialists Can Ease Documentation Burdens in the Workplace and in Washington

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CDI Specialists Can Ease Documentation Burdens in the Workplace and in Washington

Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists, undeniably, make a difference every day in their facilities by ensuring that a patient’s care is expertly reflected in their chart. But CDI professionals can extend their influence even further by advocating for their facilities and patients at the state and federal legislative and regulatory levels, according to Lauren Riplinger, JD, vice president, policy and government affairs, at AHIMA.

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AHIMA’s CDI Summit, Day 2: CDI Specialists Outline How They Revolutionized Documentation Queries

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AHIMA’s CDI Summit, Day 2: CDI Specialists Outline How They Revolutionized Documentation Queries

Want to energize a room full of clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists? Try poking holes in physician documentation on a complex Medicare Advantage patient.

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From the 2019 CDI Summit: Understanding Methodology Behind Quality Report Cards Is Key

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From the 2019 CDI Summit: Understanding Methodology Behind Quality Report Cards Is Key

At AHIMA’s two-day CDI Summit, July 14-15 in Chicago, during the Sunday session “Navigating Public Quality Report Cards,” Kristen Geissler, MS, PT, CPHQ, of the Berkeley Research Group, broke down the differences between healthcare quality report cards, how CDI can impact specific report card quality measures, and the factors that can help put the report card in context for stakeholders.

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From the 2019 CDI Summit: Auditing the CDI Auditors Promotes Accountability and Meaning

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From the 2019 CDI Summit: Auditing the CDI Auditors Promotes Accountability and Meaning

On Sunday, at AHIMA’s CDI Summit, Rachel Mack, RN, MSN, CCDS, CDIP, CCS, CDI, Iodine Software, did something unusual to kick off a conversation about audits.

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From the 2019 CDI Summit: Want Physicians to Pay More Attention to CDI? Explain Why It Matters

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From the 2019 CDI Summit: Want Physicians to Pay More Attention to CDI? Explain Why It Matters

A big part of knowing how to work with physicians is knowing how to get their attention, understanding their skepticism, and overcoming it. That message was the focus of opening sessions on Sunday morning at AHIMA’s two-day CDI Summit: Advancing the Documentation Journey, continuing through today in Chicago.

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Ectopic Pregnancy Types

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Ectopic Pregnancy Types

Monday Coding Quiz: Test your skills with a new coding question from Clinical Coding Workout every Monday.

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Navigating Today’s HIM Job Market (Part Two)

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Navigating Today’s HIM Job Market (Part Two)

This two-part article series will share wisdom from three credentialed HIM professionals with more than 60 years of combined experience (including as hiring managers), discussing tried-and-true tips for HIM job seekers at any level in today’s changing career landscape.

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Urinary Tract Infection Due to Escherichia coli

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Urinary Tract Infection Due to Escherichia coli

Monday Coding Quiz: Test your skills with a new coding question from Clinical Coding Workout every Monday.

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Problem Lists, Leading Queries Top CDI Concerns

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Problem Lists, Leading Queries Top CDI Concerns

Ethical and compliant physician queries is the heart of clinical documentation improvement, and William Haik, MD, FACCP, CDIP, director of DRG Review, is concerned about an emerging ethical issue in the profession.

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