Talk Ten Tuesdays

Exclusive: Outpatient CDI in the Emergency Department

November 09, 2021 Timothy Powell, CPA | Laurie Johnson | Kristi Pollard, RHIT | Stanley Nachimson | Colleen Deighan | Susan Gatehouse Season 11 Episode 484
Talk Ten Tuesdays
Exclusive: Outpatient CDI in the Emergency Department
Show Notes

Is the emergency department (ED) an outpatient CDI priority for your organization? The emergency department is the main source of admissions to a hospital – and the first location patients typically receive care. What should you consider when determining how an outpatient CDI program could support quality patient care, proper payment, and complete and accurate data? 
During the next live edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays, outpatient CDI expert Colleen Deighan will return with another installment in her popular series on a subject that continues to generate listener interest and questions. Deighan will also conduct a listener’s survey during the weekly Internet radio broadcast.
The live broadcast will also feature these other segments:

  • Special Series: Maternal Morbidity and Mortality: Senior healthcare consultant Kristi Pollard, Director of Coding Quality and Education for the Haugen Consulting Group, wraps up her four-part series on the impact of coding on severe maternal morbidity with a discussion about the intersection of coding and clinical indicators. Conditions specifically in the crossfire are sepsis, acute kidney injury, and coagulation disorders. Pollard will address which data the maternal collaboratives want to track and how you can incorporate these initiatives into existing CDI programs. 

  • The Coding Report: Laurie Johnson will report on the outcome of the recent ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting.  

  • RegWatch: Stanley Nachimson, former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) career professional-turned-well-known healthcare IT authority, will report on the most recent final payment rules released by CMS on Tuesday.

  • News Desk: Timothy Powell, compliance expert and ICD10monitor national correspondent, will anchor the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.

  • TalkBack: Erica Remer, MD, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc., and Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host, will report on a subject that has caught her attention during her popular segment.