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Antarctic Anecdotes: The real-life adventure of ex-CDI physician advisor Howard Rodenberg

There comes a point in our life when we all need to take an adventure. For most that means a vacation to an exotic faraway…

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How do you handle “unable to determine” query responses?

By Brian Murphy Unable to determine. Love it? Hate it? Or do you understand why it must (usually) be offered as a query option? The…

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Major Depressive Disorder: Report accurately, and shore up the medical record against denial

By Brian Murphy Large caveat to the following: I am not a clinician, nor a coder, though my work frequently brushes up to clinical coding….

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Back from ACDIS, talking value-based care and outpatient CDI with Jason Jobes

By Brian Murphy After a short break that was not really a break because we were on the road at ACDIS 2023 we’re back with…

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Foreign Medical Graduates: Finding a Clinical Calling, and a Career, Through CDI

By Brian Murphy Sulaiman Rasheed (“King Solomon,” or “Sully,” as his colleagues call him) took the long way to CDI. Literally and figuratively. A native…

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