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Updated CDI Essential Skills Program now Available from Libman Education

A first step to a career in Clinical Documentation Improvement BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – February 6, 2019 – Libman Education has announced that CDI Essential Skills, an online certificate program where students learn foundational CDI education, has been fully updated for 2019. The program is developed by ACDIS, the premier provider of education for Clinical Documentation […]

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Why is CDI Essential in the Post-Acute Care Setting?

Why is CDI Essential in the Post-Acute Care Setting?

Hear Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, a nationally recognized expert in Home Health Coding, discuss Why is CDI Essential in the Post-Acute Care Setting? in this free, brief presentation. ICD-10-CM for Home Health Providers: Fundamentals of Home Health Coding In four lessons, this course provides an introduction to ICD-10-CM codes and guidelines; plus specific guidance […]

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Attn Coders: How do your skills translate to the CDI world?

Attn Coders: How do your skills translate to the CDI world?

by Rebecca Hendren, Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists There is a lot of discussion about how to be a good clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialist. As the profession grows and facilities need to hire new CDI team members, many more people are looking to get into the field. CDI specialists can come from any […]

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Examples of Clinical Documentation Improvement in Post-Acute Care Setting

Examples of Clinical Documentation Improvement in Post-Acute Care Setting

Hear Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, a nationally recognized expert in Home Health Coding, discuss Examples of Clinical Documentation Improvement in Post-Acute Care Setting in this free, brief presentation. ICD-10-CM for Home Health Providers: Fundamentals of Home Health Coding In four lessons, this course provides an introduction to ICD-10-CM codes and guidelines; plus specific guidance […]

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The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 7: Is Joint CDI/Coding Education Beneficial?

The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 7: Is Joint CDI/Coding Education Beneficial?

Hosted by Libman Education April 2018 Coding and CDI, both critically important to the success of our healthcare institutions, will continue to evolve in response to changes in technology, reimbursement, and workforce requirements. The relationship between CDIs and Coders is changing as the Revenue Cycle function requires a team approach that embraces all operational areas […]

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Becoming a CDIS: 3 Steps to Take Before You Apply for the Job

Becoming a CDIS: 3 Steps to Take Before You Apply for the Job

by Rebecca Hendren, Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists There are three steps you can take before applying for a job as a clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialist to increase your chances of success. 1. Learn as much as you can Regardless of the field or position, any candidate who learns as much as possible […]

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The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 6: CDI Specialists and Understanding of Coding

The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 6: CDI Specialists and Understanding of Coding

Hosted by Libman Education April 2018 Coding and CDI, both critically important to the success of our healthcare institutions, will continue to evolve in response to changes in technology, reimbursement, and workforce requirements. The relationship between CDIs and Coders is changing as the Revenue Cycle function requires a team approach that embraces all operational areas […]

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Clarification: AHIMA CCS and CCA Certification Exam Results Not Yet Available

Clarification: AHIMA CCS and CCA Certification Exam Results Not Yet Available

by Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC The beta period for AHIMA CCS and CCA certification exams ended on 5/31/2018 but both exams are currently in the data validation process. According to AHIMA, the data validation process can take 12-24 weeks; therefore results may not be available until August. Once the data validation process ends, […]

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The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 5: CDI Struggles

The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 5: CDI Struggles

Hosted by Libman Education April 2018 Coding and CDI, both critically important to the success of our healthcare institutions, will continue to evolve in response to changes in technology, reimbursement, and workforce requirements. The relationship between CDIs and Coders is changing as the Revenue Cycle function requires a team approach that embraces all operational areas […]

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The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 4: Additional research and education for CDI Staff

The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 4: Additional research and education for CDI Staff

Hosted by Libman Education April 2018 Coding and CDI, both critically important to the success of our healthcare institutions, will continue to evolve in response to changes in technology, reimbursement, and workforce requirements. The relationship between CDIs and Coders is changing as the Revenue Cycle function requires a team approach that embraces all operational areas […]

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Intersection of Coding & CDI in Post-Acute Care Setting: Documentation and Coding of Diabetes with …

Intersection of Coding & CDI in Post-Acute Care Setting: Documentation and Coding of Diabetes with …

Hear Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, a nationally recognized expert in Home Health Coding, discuss Documentation and Coding of Diabetes with … in this free, brief presentation. ICD-10-CM for Home Health Providers: Fundamentals of Home Health Coding In four lessons, this course provides an introduction to ICD-10-CM codes and guidelines; plus specific guidance for […]

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AHIMA Announces the End of the Beta Period for CCS and CCA Certification Exams 6/15/18

AHIMA Announces the End of the Beta Period for CCS and CCA Certification Exams 6/15/18

by Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC   AHIMA has announced the end of the beta period for the 2018 Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) coding credential exams. Immediate scoring will now be available to candidates upon completion of the exam. During the beta period, candidates do not receive immediate results […]

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The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 3: CDI Challenges

The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 3: CDI Challenges

Hosted by Libman Education April 2018 Coding and CDI, both critically important to the success of our healthcare institutions, will continue to evolve in response to changes in technology, reimbursement, and workforce requirements. The relationship between CDIs and Coders is changing as the Revenue Cycle function requires a team approach that embraces all operational areas […]

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The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 2: Most Important Coding Concept for CDIS

The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 2: Most Important Coding Concept for CDIS

Hosted by Libman Education April 2018 Coding and CDI, both critically important to the success of our healthcare institutions, will continue to evolve in response to changes in technology, reimbursement, and workforce requirements. The relationship between CDIs and Coders is changing as the Revenue Cycle function requires a team approach that embraces all operational areas […]

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ACDIS announces Libman Education is now an authorized reseller of the ACDIS CDI Apprenticeship

Designed as a pathway to future Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) designation BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – May 31, 2018 – The Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) announces that Libman Education is now an authorized reseller of the ACDIS CDI Apprenticeship. The ACDIS CDI Apprenticeship is a certificate program comprised of foundational CDI education paired […]

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Documentation and Coding of Laterality and Specificity

Documentation and Coding of Laterality and Specificity

Hear Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, a nationally recognized expert in Home Health Coding, discuss Documentation and Coding of Laterality and Specificity in this free, brief presentation. ICD-10-CM for Home Health Providers: Fundamentals of Home Health Coding In four lessons, this course provides an introduction to ICD-10-CM codes and guidelines; plus specific guidance for […]

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The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 1: How much CDI specialists need to know about coding

The Intersection of CDI and Coding: Part 1: How much CDI specialists need to know about coding

Hosted by Libman Education April 2018 Coding and CDI, both critically important to the success of our healthcare institutions, will continue to evolve in response to changes in technology, reimbursement, and workforce requirements. The relationship between CDIs and Coders is changing as the Revenue Cycle function requires a team approach that embraces all operational areas […]

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Evaluating a Clinical Documentation Improvement Program – Five Evaluation Mistakes to Avoid

Evaluating a Clinical Documentation Improvement Program – Five Evaluation Mistakes to Avoid

Excerpted with Permission from For The Record January 2018, Vol. 30 No. 1 P. 14 by Lisa Eramo, MA According to HIM industry experts, health care organizations must be on the lookout for the following pitfalls when evaluating their clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs. 1. Failure to Look Beyond the Data Data tell a story, […]

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