The 2013 Sixth Annual ACDIS Conference
The 2013 Sixth Annual ACDIS Conference kicks off this week in Nashville, TN. Catch these great speakers during the conference (May 21-23):
"Physician Engagement and New Resident Training in CDI at Emory Healthcare," Bonnie Epps, MN, RN, Manager of Clinical Documentation Improvement, Emory Healthcare, and Brenda Bell, RHIA, Director, Health Record Integrity, Emory Healthcare
"News Brief: Healthy Cardiac Patients Dying at ABC Hospital," Christine Williams, RN, BSN, Senior Manager, 3M HIS Consulting Services, 3M Health Information Systems
"Integrating CDI Processes with the EHR: Getting It Right from the Beginning," Mark Dominesey, RN, MBA, CDIP, Sr. Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist, Sibley Memorial Hospital
Read more at the official conference website.
Learn more about taking clinical documentation improvement to the next level.
Wolves at the Door: E/M Coding Now
Barbara Aubry, analyzes actions recently taken by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the OIG’s studies of evaluation and management (E/M) code use in this ADVANCE for Healthcare Information Professionals article.
CMS corrects edit 84, deletes modifiers
CMS corrected edit 84, added five APCs, deleted two APCs, and changed the description of another as part of the April updates to the I/OCE. Dave Fee reviews the most significant changes CMS implemented in this JustCoding article.
Financial Impact, Documentation Linked for ICD-10 Transition
The Journal of AHIMA reports from the ICD-10 & CAC Summit on a presentation given by Donna Smith, Mark Dominesey, and Paul Allen on determining the realistic financial impact of ICD-10 on MS-DRGs and APR-DRGs.
Coding for Pediatric Chronic Lung Disease
Audrey Howard and Cheryl Manchenton advise on coding for pediatric chronic lung disease in For The Record magazine's “Coding Best Practice" column. Special issues involved in ICD-10 coding for pediatric chronic lung disease are discussed in the “Thinking Ahead: ICD-10 Coding” sidebar.