New definition of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA): Coding, auditing, and CDI professionals take note

diabetic ketoacidosis

By Brian Murphy The clinical definition of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is changing. CDI and coding professionals take notice. A recent article on Medscape (link below) says a forthcoming definition will “de-emphasize glucose from the diagnostic criteria for DKA, along with many other updates to the last statement on the topic, which was published 14 years…

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ACDIS and AHIMA add Important new Addendum to Physician Query Brief


New guidance recommends adding clinical validation language into payer contracts to head off denials By Brian Murphy ACDIS and AHIMA addended the guidelines all CDI and coding professionals should be using to write effective, compliant queries. Link below. This new addendum (you can find it on p. 27 of “Guidelines for Achieving a Compliant Query…

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Breathing life into pediatric CDI: Meet Sandra Love

Listen to the full episode here:    As a non-clinician I can think of few things more terrifying than having responsibility for the life of a fragile newborn in your hands, and your hands alone.    Welcome to the early nursing career of Sandra Love.    Sandra served as a labor and delivery nurse…

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