CDI Essentials: Signs and Symptoms

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This course provides an in-depth look at signs and symptoms in relation to clinical documentation integrity (CDI). The differences, how to reach a principal diagnosis following sign and symptom review, and the associated guidelines are explored. In addition, medical necessity documentation and not otherwise specified (NOS) code assignments are reviewed.


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  • Understand the difference between a sign and a symptom
  • Examine the building blocks of reaching a principal diagnosis from reviewing signs and symptoms
  • Learn the guidelines associated with sign and symptom coding assignment
  • Review areas in the medical record which may contain medical necessity documentation
  • Explore the definition of and reason behind “not otherwise specified” (NOS) code assignment
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Continuing education units AHIMA (credit value)
AHIMA (credit value) 1
AHIMA (expiring CEU date) 3/30/2022
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