Understand the when, why, and how! Here’s your guide to developing the skills you need to master the increasing complex challenges of documenting patient care. Step by step, a straightforward ‘how-to’ approach teaches you how to write SOAP notes, document patient care in office and hospital settings, and write prescriptions. You’ll find a wealth of examples, exercises, and instructions that make every point clear and easy to understand.
Take charge of ICD-10 documentation requirements The implementation of ICD-10 brings with it new documentation requirements that will have a significant impact on the work of your CDI team. The higher degree of specificity of information needed to code accurately will have a direct correlation to reimbursement and compliance. CDI specialists need a firm understanding of the new code set, and the rules that govern it, to obtain the appropriate level of documentation from physicians. The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist's Guide to ICD-10 is the only book that addresses ICD-10 from the CDI point of view. Written by CDI experts, it explains the new documentation requirements and clinical indicators of commonly reported diagnoses and the codes associated with those conditions. You'll find the specific documentation requirements to appropriately code conditions such as heart failure, sepsis, and COPD. Learn from your peers The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist's Guide to ICD-10 includes case studies from two hospitals that have already begun ICD-10 training so you can use their timelines as a blue print to begin your organization's training and implementation. ICD-10 implementation happens in 2013. It's not too soon to start developing the expertise and comfort level you'll need to manage this important industry change and help your organization make a smooth transition. Benefits: * Tailored exclusively for CDI specialists * Side-by-side comparison of what documentation is necessary now v. what will be required starting October 1, 2013 * Timelines to train physicians in new documentation requirements to ensure readiness by implementation date * Strategies and best practices to ensure physician buy-in
The Physician Advisor's Guide to Clinical Documentation Improvement Physician advisors are not just needed for case management anymore. ICD-10-CM/PCS and the changing landscape of healthcare reimbursement make their input invaluable in the realm of CDI and coding, too. This book will help your physician advisors quickly understand the vital role they play and how they can not only help improve healthcare reimbursement, but also reduce claims denials and improve the quality of care overall. This book will: * Provide job descriptions and sample roles and responsibilities for CDI physician advisors * Outline the importance of CDI efforts in specific relation to the needs and expectations of physicians * Highlight documentation improvement focus areas by Major Diagnostic Category * Review government initiatives and claims denial patterns, providing physician advisors concrete tools to sway physician documentation
Thoroughly updated for its Second Edition, this comprehensive reference provides clear, practical guidelines on documenting patient care in all nursing practice settings, the leading clinical specialties, and current documentation systems. This edition features greatly expanded coverage of computerized charting and electronic medical records (EMRs), complete guidelines for documenting JCAHO safety goals, and new information on charting pain management. Hundreds of filled-in sample forms show specific content and wording. Icons highlight tips and timesavers, critical case law and legal safeguards, and advice for special situations. Appendices include NANDA taxonomy, JCAHO documentation standards, and documenting outcomes and interventions for key nursing diagnoses.
Language Arts & Disciplines by Jeff Griffith,Donna D. Ignatavicius
Designated a Doody's Core Title! The Preeminent Nursing Terminology Classification System "The Clinical Care Classification (CCC) System described in this manual is the only standard coded nursing terminology that is based on sound research using the nursing process model framework and that meets the Patient Medical Record Information (PMRI) comparability requirement. The CCC System allows patient care data generated by nurses to be incorporated into the PMRI database, and enables nurses' contributions to patient outcomes to be studied and acknowledged." -- From the Foreword by Sheryl L. Taylor, BSN, RN, Senior Consultant, Farrell Associates TESTIMONIES: "ABC Coding Solutions-Alternative Link developed ABC codes for nursing in collaboration with Dr. Virginia Saba, developer of the CCC system. Approximately two hundred ABC codes were developed from the CCC System of Nursing Interventions to accurately document nursing and integrative health care processes, classify and track clinical care, and develop evidence-based practice models, thus filling significant gaps in older medical code sets." --Connie Koshewa, Practitioner Relations Director, ABC Coding Solutions-Alternative Link "The International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNPÆ) is a program of the International Council of Nurses (ICN). One of the first steps in the development of the ICNPÆ was to collect and compare all the nursing concepts in existing nursing terminologies, including the CCC. To facilitate the goal of ICNPÆ as a unified nursing language system, a project is under way to map the CCC to the ICNPÆ Version 1.0. This work will facilitate evaluation and ongoing development of both terminologies and allow ICN to compare data using CCC codes with data from other standard nursing terminologies." --Amy Coenen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, ICNPÆ Program, International Council of Nurses
Communication in medicine by Lori Quinn,James Gordon
A Guide to Clinical Decision Making in Physical Therapy
Author: Lori Quinn,James Gordon
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Category: Communication in medicine
Better patient management starts with better documentation! Documentation for Rehabilitation: A Guide to Clinical Decision Making in Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition shows how to accurately document treatment progress and patient outcomes. Designed for use by rehabilitation professionals, documentation guidelines are easily adaptable to different practice settings and patient populations. Realistic examples and practice exercises reinforce concepts and encourage you to apply what you've learned. Written by expert physical therapy educators Lori Quinn and James Gordon, this book will improve your skills in both documentation and clinical reasoning. A practical framework shows how to organize and structure PT records, making it easier to document functional outcomes in many practice settings, and is based on the International Classification for Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) model - the one adopted by the APTA. Coverage of practice settings includes documentation examples in acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, home care, and nursing homes, as well as a separate chapter on documentation in pediatric settings. Guidelines to systematic documentation describe how to identify, record, measure, and evaluate treatment and therapies - especially important when insurance companies require evidence of functional progress in order to provide reimbursement. Workbook/textbook format uses examples and exercises in each chapter to reinforce your understanding of concepts. NEW Standardized Outcome Measures chapter leads to better care and patient management by helping you select the right outcome measures for use in evaluations, re-evaluations, and discharge summaries. UPDATED content is based on data from current research, federal policies and APTA guidelines, including incorporation of new terminology from the Guide to Physical Therapist 3.0 and ICD-10 coding. EXPANDED number of case examples covers an even broader range of clinical practice areas.
Now in its second edition, The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist's Guide to ICD-10 is the only guide to address ICD-10 from the CDI point of view. Written by CDI experts and ICD-10 Boot Camp instructors, it explains the ICD-10 documentation requirements and clinical indicators of commonly reported diagnoses and the codes associated with those conditions. You'll find the specific documentation requirements to appropriately code a variety of conditions. The CDI Specialist's Guide to ICD-10, 2nd edition, not only outlines the changes coming in October 2014, it provides detailed information on how to assess staffing needs, training requirements, and implementation strategies. The authors-an ICD-10 certified coder and CDI specialist-collaborated to create a comprehensive selection of ICD-10 sample queries facilities can download and use to jumpstart ICD-10 documentation improvement efforts. Develop the expertise and comfort level you'll need to manage this important industry change and help your organization make a smooth transition. The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist's Guide to ICD- 10, 2nd ed. is part of the library of products and services from the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS). ACDIS members are CDI professionals who share the latest tested tips, tools, and strategies to implement successful CDI programs and achieve professional growth. Member benefits include a quarterly journal, members-only Web site, quarterly networking conference calls, discounts on conferences, and more. WHAT'S NEW? Completely revised to accommodate changes in ICD-10 implementation dates Dozens of targeted ICD-10 physician queries Updated ICD-10 benchmarking reports BENEFITS Sample ICD-10 queries Specificity requirements and clinical indicators by disease type and body system Staff training and assessment tools
Dr. Rhonda Sutton's second edition of the straightforward guide to progress notes includes additional examples, information, documentation, and clinical language that expands on the utility and readability of the first book. Additional case studies provide examples of how to use the STEPs to format notes. New chapters include information on clinical language and documentation. This book covers everything about progress notes, from how to write them, to how to store them, and even what to do when someone requests to them. In addition, clinical terms and abbreviations are included as well as suggestions for other clinical documentation such as termination letters, privacy statements, and professional disclosure statements. Suited for all types of mental health clinicians, this book will help therapists improve upon their progress notes and other forms of clinical documentation.
Dietitian’s Guide to Assessment and Documentation takes an investigative approach to nutrition assessment – reviewing the collection and analysis of evidence to determine the real nutrition-related problem, understanding the underlying problem and its effect on nutritional status, and providing intervention to address the problem - thereby improving nutritional health. This text will help students learn how to formulate interview questions, how to create goals and patient teaching strategies, how to interpret lab data, how to write a care plan and how to document in a medical record. This book is needed to help the dietitian do a thorough assessment and understand the proper documentation to prevent lawsuit, or defend the dietitian in a lawsuit, as well as prepare the dietitian for Joint Commission or State survey. Includes a reference section for interpretation of lab data and an appendix with commonly used abbreviations.
by Joanne McCloskey-Dochterman,Gloria M. Bulecheck
Your new CDI specialist starts in a few weeks. They have the right background to do the job, but need orientation, training, and help understanding the core skills every new CDI needs. Don't spend time creating training materials from scratch. ACDIS' acclaimed CDI Boot Camp instructors have created The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist's Complete Training Guide to serve as a bridge between your new CDI specialists' first day on the job and their first effective steps reviewing records. The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist's Complete Training Guide is the perfect resource for CDI program managers to help new CDI professionals understand their roles and responsibilities. It will get your staff trained faster and working quicker. This training guide provides: An introduction for managers, with suggestions for training staff and guidance for manual use Sample training timelines Test-your-knowledge questions to reinforce key concepts Case study examples to illustrate essential CDI elements Documentation challenges associated with common diagnoses such as sepsis, pneumonia, and COPD Sample policies and procedures
Now updated to its Fourth Edition, The OTA's Guide to Documentation: Writing SOAP Notes contains the step-by-step instruction needed to learn occupational therapy documentation and meet the legal, ethical, and professional documentation standards required for clinical practice and reimbursement of services. Written in an easy-to-read- format, this Fourth Edition by Marie J. Morreale and Sherry Borcherding will aid occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) in learning the purpose and standards of documentation throughout all stages of the occupational therapy process and different areas of clinical practice.
This full-color handbook is a quick-reference guide to all aspects of documentation for every nursing care situation. It covers current documentation systems and formats, including computerized documentation, and features scores of sample filled-in forms and in-text narrative notes illustrating everything from everyday occurrences to emergency situations. Coverage includes timesaving strategies for admission-to-discharge documentation in acute, outpatient, rehabilitation, long-term, and home care environments and special documentation practices for selected clinical specialties: critical care, emergency, perioperative, maternal-neonatal, and psychiatric. The book includes advice on legal safeguards, dangerous abbreviations, and compliance with HIPAA guidelines and JCAHO requirements.
Give physicians a crash course in the documentation of E/M services Physicians who provide E/M services must document the necessary clinical information to support their medical decision-making. This is where CDI specialists play an important role, and "The Documentation Improvement Guide to Physician E/M" can help. This reference guide helps CDI specialists explain to physicians how complete and accurate documentation benefits their E/M payments, prevents medical necessity denials, and provides the information they need to document correctly. This handbook offers the perfect portable reference guide for CDI specialists to educate physicians about E/M documentation. This handbook is provided in packs of 10 so CDI specialists can distribute copies to physicians during documentation improvement education sessions or in response to physician questions and requests for additional information.This reference guide will help CDI specialists: Better understand the complex guidelines that affect physician payment for E/M services Explain the importance of documentation to physicians beyond hospital reimbursement Clarify the purpose of queries and how responding to them benefits physicians' payments and public profiles Encourage physicians to provide adequate documentation that will reduce the number of denials for lack of documented medical necessity Access a comprehensive list of additional online resources to further aid them in their important role Take a look at the table of contents: Chapter 1: E/M Documentation Chapter 2: Components of E/M Chapter 3: Chief Complaint Chapter 4: History of Present Illness Chapter 5: Review of Systems Chapter 6: Past, Family, and Social History Chapter 7: Physical Examination Chapter 8: Medical Decision-Making Chapter 9: Amount and Complexity of Data Chapter 10: Critical Care Chapter 11: Medical Necessity and Clinical Documentation Appendix