The time for risk adjustment coding, outpatient CDI is now

outpatient CDI

By Brian Murphy In my ACDIS days we launched the CCDS-O (outpatient) certification in 2017. The response, while positive, was not nearly the same as the CCDS (inpatient) received in 2009. In hindsight we were ahead of the curve. While risk adjustment was a concern, and a big one for some facilities, for others the…

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Don’t hate on hospitals: Navigating the complexities of healthcare reimbursement with Jugna Shah, MPH

off the record

Stop hating on hospitals. It’s a sentiment most Off the Record podcast listeners would probably agree with. But not everyone. Hospitals are under assault in some corners, including the media and in the halls of government. We need a villain and hospitals often find themselves playing the role of fall guy. For example, many blame them…

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The “Risky Business” of Risk Adjustment

risk adjustment

Why risk adjustment coders are more valuable than ever   By Crystal May, CCS, CPC, CDEO, CPMA, CRC, AAPC Approved Instructor, Senior Risk Adjustment Consultant, Norwood   If you’re of a certain age, the title of this article probably conjured up the image of a popular male actor sliding across a wooden floor in a…

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Building and Reinventing Pediatric CDI Programs


Thursday, Sept. 21, 1-2 p.m. EST. Register here: It’s frequently been said (in the context of clinical medicine) that children are not just little adults. You can’t treat them the same way, even with a similar diagnosis. So why should pediatric CDI programs be any different? Pediatric CDI brings with it a unique array…

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