Traveling Medical Social Worker | Oakland

To Apply for this Job Click Here Job Summary: Coordinates and facilitates the care of the patient population through effective collaboration and communication with the Interdisciplinary Care Transitions (ICT) team members. Follows patients throughout the continuum of care and ensures optimum utilization of resources, service delivery and compliance with external review agencies. Provides ongoing support…

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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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Traveling Licensed Medical Social Worker

To Apply for this Job Click Here 1. Performs high level triage of all patients, with focus on identifying those with complex psych-social or financial issues, placement needs and community service needs within 24 hours of admission. 2. Receives RN Care Manager referrals to social work based on identified Social Work Triggers (see SW Referral…

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Utilization Review Nurse | Coding Certified | Texas

To Apply for this Job Click Here A Norwood Partner, based in Houston, TX is seeking a Remote Denials Specialist to assist with a growing number of company-wide backlogged denials.  UR Specialist Responsibilities Reviews and completes continuous daily work queue volume of denials. Most, if not all denials will be from post-acute care facilities. (mostly…

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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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Top 10 strategies to land your first coding or CDI job

Brian Murphy I’m a newly-minted CPC-A, but every employer wants a CPC with a couple years of coding experience! What do I do? I’m an RN who wants to leave the bedside and get into CDI, but everyone wants a CCDS! I’m stuck…can you help!?! If these pleas sound familiar to you, well, it’s because…

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You Need a Pediatric CDI Program – Here’s Why 


By Brian Murphy   The pediatric population is not just little adults. Not clinically, and not when it comes to CDI and coding. Think about the extended long lengths of stay in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that can range from >128 days due to extreme prematurity, or occasionally up to 2 years, where…

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