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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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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AHIMA Clinical Validation practice brief (2023 update): Should we code diagnoses documented by the provider if they do not meet any established definition or clinical criteria?

I disagree with one portion of the recently released AHIMA practice brief, Clinical Validation (2023 Update). And agree with the rest.   That does not mean it’s wrong. Just that I have a different take on a complex and contentious issue.   My concerns are with this paragraph:   When contracting with payers, organizations should…

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Norwood cracks top 100 in 2023 Inc. 5000 list

top 100 in 2023 Inc. 5000 list

With a three-year revenue growth of 5,189 percent, Austin-based company ranks no. 90 among America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies; no. 10 in Texas.   NEW YORK, August 15, 2023—Inc. magazine revealed that Norwood ranks No. 90 on the 2023 Inc. 5000, its annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This prestigious ranking provides a…

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