ACDIS update: Final position paper on risk-based CDI released

CDI Strategies - Volume 16, Issue 2

ACDIS releases several position papers annually and makes them available to all CDI professionals, regardless of ACDIS membership status. The ACDIS Advisory Board, in collaboration with ACDIS leadership, has been working on a three-part series on risk-based CDI. The third and final installment of the series has just been released. As the use of risk adjustment in healthcare expands, so too does the reach of CDI professionals in capturing the patient’s story, including level of risk related to demographic factors, comorbidities, and health history.

This series highlights the major risk models, explore the ways in which CDI professionals can impact risk-adjusted methodologies, and describes how these methodologies are transforming the nature of the CDI profession and the day-to-day work of CDI professionals.

Additionally, ACDIS has released a supplemental tip sheet for the series. The tip sheet is a sample from fictitious ABC Health System, based on its own unique patient population and risk model. It is presented here as an example only. The tip sheet can be found here.