2021 CDI Industry Overview Survey Report available now!

CDI Strategies - Volume 15, Issue 37

ACDIS celebrates CDI specialists annually with a full week of recognition for the profession through activities, education, and fun. This year’s CDI Week theme is CDI Kitchen: Recipes for a Successful Program, aiming to go back to the basics of what it takes to make a CDI program great.

Each year leading up to CDI Week, ACDIS releases a survey to gain insight into the state of the industry. This year’s survey included questions about the basics of CDI, physician engagement, outpatient CDI, productivity, and staffing/ professional development. It marks the 11th annual CDI Week Industry Survey, continuing more than a decade of industry evaluation.

“Surveys such as this are important to gain perspective on industry trends, growth, and areas for improvement,” says Kelly Sutton, RN, BNS, MHL, CCDS, who was the CDI educator of the West Florida division of AdventHealth in Tampa when this article was written. “The data in this type of survey can be leveraged to support the expansion of CDI programs— for example, increasing the number of frontline staff, creating new positions for second-level reviews, incorporating denials management, or expanding the scope of a program to include emergency room or outpatient reviews.”

Click here to read the Industry Overview Survey in its entirety!