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Outpatient CDI Basics

By Staff / February 2, 2021

Healthcare in the United States continues to evolve. Risk adjusted reimbursement methodologies assign payments for patients based on risk, determined by chronic and co-existing conditions. Accurate diagnosis codes with higher specificity better define future financial risk. Additionally, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) risk adjusted plans determine the reimbursement amount for next year…

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The 3 Main Differences between Inpatient and Outpatient CDI

By Staff / January 25, 2021

Inpatient and outpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI) share a common goal: to ensure accurate and complete documentation that reflects the care given to the patient. Inpatient and outpatient CDI also have individual goals such as: Inpatient- Accurate and appropriate diagnosis-related group (DRG) assignment by capturing comorbidities (CC) or major comorbidities (MCC) and quality metrics like…

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Inpatient to Outpatient CDI: Understanding the Similarities and Differences – UASI Lunch and Learn: CDI Program Management Series

By Staci Josten / January 19, 2021
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Click the button below to download a PDF copy of Staci Josten’s Lunch and Learn, “Inpatient to Outpatient CDI: Understanding the Similarities and Differences.”

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Monthly CDI Scenario Discussion – January 2021

By Staff / January 11, 2021

Topic: Obesity severity/specificity in a pediatric case H&P:  8 y/o otherwise healthy male presents with fever, poor intake, and rash that progressively worsened over the last 7 days. Patient had throat pain and fever a week ago and was given a 10-day course of amoxicillin. Following the initiation of the amoxicillin, patient developed a rash…

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Creating and Maintaining the Best CDI Team – UASI Lunch and Learn: CDI Program Management Series

By Staci Josten / December 9, 2020
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Click the button below to download a PDF copy of Staci Josten’s Lunch and Learn, “Creating and Maintaining the Best CDI Team.”

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Monthly CDI Scenario Discussion – December 2020

By Tara Bell / November 30, 2020

Topic: Cerebral Palsy Scenario: 12-year-old male presents with fever, loud breathing and cough PMH: Premature birth at 28 weeks gestation weighed 680g due to PRM; NICU for 4 mouths; on mechanical vent 7 days then on/off NCPAP then Vapotherm for respiratory distress. Received Surfactant, steroids, vaccines and antibiotics at appropriate times.  NICU diagnoses included: Grade II…

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Monthly CDI Scenario Discussion – November 2020

By Staci Josten / November 2, 2020

Topic: Pediatric Sepsis H&P: Otherwise healthy 3-year-old female presents with fever, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, and sleepiness for two days.  Mom reports child began with nausea and vomiting two days ago, decreased interest in eating and drinking, and yesterday began running fever of 101 with chills.  Mom reports child refusing anything by mouth and only wants…

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The CDI Audit: Understanding the Keys to a Successful Process – UASI Lunch and Learn: CDI Program Management Series

By Staci Josten / October 28, 2020
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Click the button below to download a PDF copy of Staci Josten’s Lunch and Learn, “The CDI Audit: Understanding the Keys to a Successful Process.”

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The Power of CDI Metrics – UASI Lunch and Learn: CDI Program Management Series

By Staci Josten / October 12, 2020
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Click the button below to download a PDF copy of Staci Josten’s Lunch & Learn, “The Power of CDI Metrics.”

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Monthly CDI Scenario Discussion – October 2020

By Tara Bell / October 5, 2020

Topic:  Diabetes Scenario: 68 yr. F presents with nausea/vomiting and upper abdominal pain for 7 days with PMH of Diabetes H&P: Pt. arrived to ED with complaints of nausea and vomiting with upper abdominal pain for 7 days. ABD CT negative for any acute pathology. PHM of type 2 diabetes, neuropathy, hypothyroidism, and SBO.  She…