8 CDI crystal ball: Gazing into the profession’s future
13 Becoming a CDI professional: Tips for getting started
15 Outpatient CDI: Getting up and running
22 Minimizing traumatic CDI experiences with trauma reviews
30 Welcome to the incoming Chapter...Read More »
By Melissa Varnavas
Last year, in the January/February edition of the Journal, we suggested CDI professionals focus on growth for the “year of the rooster.” (In case you’re wondering, 2018 is the year of the dog according to the Chinese zodiac.) And that’s what it seemed like...Read More »
by Paul Evans, RHIA, CCDS, CCS, CCS-P
We have seen our industry grow increasingly complicated each year. With that increased complexity, we also see greater sophistication among our colleagues’ skill levels.
CDI professionals now specialize in quality reviews for hospital–...Read More »
Outpatient. Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC). Quality. Value-based purchasing. Pediatric. Interdisciplinary, integrated CDI response and analysis. Such topics have been the buzzwords of the industry for many years, and for good reason.
Regulatory shifts associated with the 2010...Read More »
Though larger facilities may have had CDI programs for years—some for over a decade—others are only starting now. When the first CDI departments formed, they focused on CC/MCC capture and DRG assignment for accurate reimbursement, but over the years, things like value-based purchasing and...Read More »
Starting a new job can be intimidating, no matter the profession. Whether you’re coming from a clinical or coding background, the CDI role will present new challenges and come with a steep learning curve. Between coding rules and guidelines, query composition and compliance, physician engagement...Read More »
More than 30% of respondents to the 2017 CDI Industry Survey plan to expand to some sort of outpatient service in the near future. But, with fairly flexible definitions of the term “outpatient,” those planning to expand are left without direction.
By Allen Frady, RN-BSN, CCDS, CCS, CRC
If you mention analytics or key performance indicators (KPI) in relation to thought leaders on social media, you may be treated as though you’ve just suggested the world is flat and the earth is the center of the solar system.