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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A Tangled Mess

By Monique Griffin for For the Record From sequencing to recognizing manifestations, coding  for COVID-19 is no easy task. When the pandemic emerged, the World Health Organization (WHO), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) scrambled to update codes for the diagnosis, testing, and tracking of COVID-19. Prior…

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AI Assistance is Like a Multiple Choice Test

By John Lynn for Healthcare IT Today Today I’ve been attending the AHIMA virtual conference. AHIMA deserves an applause for the work they did to put this together and credit to the amazing HIM professionals that seem really engaged with the community. I’ve been to a lot of virtual health IT events lately and most…

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