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From Customer to Colleague: Jennifer Cooper Brings a Unique Perspective to the Dolbey Team

Jennifer Cooper Enhances the Dolbey Team with Decades of Healthcare Leadership and Client-Centric Insights CONCORD, OH – Dolbey, a leading provider of healthcare documentation solutions, is excited to announce the newest addition to the Dolbey team, Jennifer Cooper. Jennifer will work as Program Manager with previous experience as the Director of Health Information Management at…

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Dolbey introduces the next level in CDI intelligence with CDI Alerts at ACDIS 2023

CHICAGO, IL – Dolbey is unveiling their newest innovation, CDI Alerts, at the 2023 ACDIS National Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago, May 8-11. CDI Alerts is an add-on feature for the already robust Fusion CDI software, used by hospitals’ clinical documentation improvement staff (CDIS) to assist in capturing the most accurate documentation possible. Accurate…

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With 25×5 initiative, AMIA sets sights on tackling clinical documentation burden

By Mike Miliard for Healthcare IT News The American Medical Informatics Association this week announced next steps for AMIA 25×5, its multi-stakeholder effort to alleviate documentation burden for U.S. clinicians. WHY IT MATTERS Funded by the National Library of Medicine, the 25×5 Symposium to Reduce Documentation Burden on U.S. Clinicians by 75% by 2025 was…

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Journal excerpt: Familiarizing yourself with coding guidelines

From the ACDIS CDI Blog Because every chart is coded before being sent to payers, it’s important that CDI specialists have a working knowledge of code sets and coding rules. The inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) final ruling, traditionally updated annually, has been changed to update twice a year on April 1 and October 1 beginning…

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White Paper Details Technology’s Impact on CDI

From For the Record AHIMA and the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) released a new white paper that examines how rapid advancement in health care technology is driving changes to the practice of clinical documentation integrity (CDI). CDI is critical to the usability of medical data and ongoing efforts to improve patient care. New technologies, such as artificial…

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Book excerpt: A brief history of query practice briefs

By Karen Newhouser, RN, BSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CCS, CDIP, CCM from the ACDIS CDI Blog As the CDI and coding professions continue to evolve, query guidance methods have changed along with them. The first industry standard brief, “Developing a Physician Query Process,” published by AHIMA in 2001, set the foundation for the compliant query practice.…

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Watch for these urology-related CPT codes this January

By Jonathan Rubenstein, MD, Mark Painter for Urology Times New and updated codes encompass balloon continence devices, hypospadias Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) codes are continuously being updated. New and updated Category I and III codes will become active on January 1, 2022. In addition, some other Category III codes may be released on July 1 of…

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Guest post: Support throughout a transition to CDI

By Kelly Sutton, RN, BSN, MHL, CCDS for ACDIS CDI Blog The transition into CDI from other avenues can be filled with overwhelming thoughts and emotions. In my experience as division educator, almost every CDI specialist will, at some point, have doubts about their career change. In the CDI specialist role, the relationships with physicians…

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