Mary Stanfill, Vice President of Consulting Services, Appointed as IFHIMA Rep to WHO-FIC

Mary Stanfill, Vice President of Consulting Services at UASI, was recently appointed as IFHIMA representative to the WHO Family of International Classifications (FIC) Education and Implementation (EIC) and Morbidity Reference Group (MbRG) workgroups. The position entails serving in an official capacity with voice and vote at WHO-FIC committees and upholding IFHIMA’s mission, vision and values,…

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Outpatient Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) CDI Scenario – June 2021

Topic: Outpatient Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Office visit 6/1/21: 65 y/o Caucasian, female seen in office for severe malaise and fatigue for last 6 months.  PMH: Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus type 2 Home Medications: Metoprolol 50mg QD, Glucophage 500mg QD, ASA 81mg QD, Multivitamin, Calcium Vitals: T: 97.5, HR:78, RR:20, BP: 130/78.  HT:5’3”, WT…

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Coma CDI Scenario – May 2021

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Topic: Coma H&P: 65-year-old female presenting with obtundation. Per report patient was in her usual state of health until the AM of date of admission when she suffered a sudden onset and progressive worsening headache. Family notes she progressed from lethargy to obtundation at which time EMS was called. Patient noted to have pressures in…

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3 Keys to Implementing Outpatient CDI in a Physician Practice

When implementing outpatient CDI in a physician practice, there are 10 steps you must follow to be successful. Assess Current State Define and Align Set Program Goals Determine Return on Investment Staffing Infrastructure Define Workflow Communicate and Educate Performance Expectations Monitor and Track Ongoing Evaluation However, the following steps are considered keys to an effective…

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The Structure of ICD-11

The eleventh version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) is structured very differently than previous ICD versions. At the core of this difference is the ICD-11 Foundation component and the ability to define a linearization. The Foundation is the underlying structure of ICD-11. It is a large data base that includes all ICD concepts,…

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