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Nine Elements of an Effective CDI Program

These foundational elements are essential to assure that there is a better way to improve CDI. Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) programs continue to evolve over

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Medical Necessity versus MDM: There is a Difference

Many healthcare professionals use these terms interchangeably. Medical decision-making specifically refers to the complexity of establishing a diagnosis and/or selecting a management option. Medical necessity

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A CDI Revolution Unfolding

As the provision of healthcare changes, so too must clinical documentation improvement. I have always been convinced of the strong capabilities of current clinical documentation

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Chronic Conditions: Code or Not to Code MCCs

Understanding the correct use of chronic condition codes in the coding process. Coders are often confused regarding when they should code co-morbid chronic conditions and

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The Controversy Continues: Medical Necessity versus MDM

“Medical necessity” is a much-used but often-misunderstood concept. After our recent four-part series on the “Pitfalls of an Audit” and our last Talk Ten Tuesdays

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Risks Associated with Critical Care Coding

Questions abound when reporting critical care services. Reporting Adult Critical care can be complicated. It is not only the coding but the rules and that

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