Monthly CDI Scenario Discussion – January 2020

UASI Solutions

Topic: Pathological Fracture Scenario: 82 year old female presented with right hip pain after ground level fall History & Physical: HPI: 82 year old female presented with right hip pain after ground level fall. Patient stated that she tripped over the cat and landed on her right hip. She felt an immediate severe pain and…

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UASI Experts to Present “Creating and Retaining the Best CDI Team” at AHIMA 2018

Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) — particularly in outpatient settings — continues to be a top priority for US healthcare organizations as they prepare for their transition to value-based reimbursement models. Right now, there’s a tremendous amount of pressure on hospital groups to recruit top CDI talent and implement robust programs that improve patient data accuracy…

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UASI in JAHIMA: “Auditing Across the Continuum”

Medical Coding

For many years, coding audits have been commonly-employed to make their revenue cycles more efficient. Now, they’re becoming mission-critical. In a new, peer-reviewed article out this month in the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association (JAHIMA), UASI’s manager of HIM consulting Kathy DeVault and corporate educator Natalie Sartori showed how coding audits are…

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Best Practices for Building a Remote CDI Model

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10 Key considerations to evaluate remote CDI readiness “Will I ever have an opportunity to work from home?” It’s a question often asked by Clinical Documentation Specialists (CDS). As a CDI leader, you’ve likely heard it, most likely by some of your most experienced, productive employees and those most respected by physicians. Perhaps your initial…

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UASI in JAHIMA: “Bridging the Gap Between Coding Guidelines and Sepsis Clinical Criteria”

UASI Solutions

In the January 2018 edition of the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Health Information Management Association (JAHIMA), UASI corporate trainer Natalie Satori, MEd, RHIA, published an article that seeks to clear up some of the confusion surrounding clinical criteria, as they pertain to coding guidelines and clinical validation specifically for sepsis.

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