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CDI: Documenting Diagnoses and Patient Safety

By: Cheryl Ericson, RN, MS, CCDS, CDIP Documenting a diagnosis in the health record extends beyond its impact on reimbursement and quality-of-care measures.  It is also critical to patient safety.  As…
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July 26, 2022
CDI

Compliant Retrospective Query Processes

By: Cheryl Ericson, RN, MS, CCDS, CDIP The best practice is to add any retrospective query response as an addendum to the health record. Although the goal of clinical documentation integrity…
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June 23, 2022
CDIQuality

HACs and the HAC Reduction Program (HACRP)

By: Cheryl Ericson, RN, MS, CCDS, CDIP HACRP is designed to reduce rates of healthcare-associated infections Most clinical documentation improvement (CDI) professionals are aware of hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). In fact, reviewing…
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April 5, 2022
CDIHospitals

What Is Your Data Telling Medicare?

By: Cheryl Ericson, RN, MS, CCDS, CDIP “Upcoding” remains a common mechanism of improper payments. “Healthcare compliance is the process of following rules, regulations and laws that relate to healthcare…
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March 22, 2022
CDI

Know the New Pediatric Sepsis Criteria

The SCCM and ESICM have published “Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines for the Management of Septic Shock and Sepsis-associated Organ Dysfunction in Children” to provide guidance for clinicians caring for children with septic shock and other sepsis-associated organ dysfunction (not sepsis…
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March 5, 2020
CDI

CDI Specialists Pinson & Tang Join Brundage Group

Leading nationwide providers of documentation education and CDI join forces to offer inpatient, outpatient and quality improvement documentation education services St. Petersburg, Fla. (August 12, 2019) – Brundage Group today announces…
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August 12, 2019

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