Over the past year, we’ve been asked numerous times about what it means to be an “advanced” CDI program. No forward-looking CDI program can truly advance unless (and until) a solid base is set—until it looks back over its program basics to ensure that its staff remains wellversed in query...Read More »
Reading, writing, and arithmetic are the basic elements on which most primary school education focuses its efforts. For us in CDI, accurate, complete, and compliant documentation are the basic elements that
we focus on. This article will...Read More »
Development of an effective CDI program can only be achieved by tailoring the program to the unique needs of each organization. This discussion focuses on some factors that CDI managers may need to reassess or establish, regardless of whether they are...Read More »
Good documentation captures a patient’s accurate morbidity and severity of illness. It affects the quality measures that comprise physician profiles. Finally, good documentation affects financial reimbursement.
This is even truer when it comes to...Read More »
“Determining an adequate number of staff and ensuring acceptable levels of productivity for a CDI department can be overwhelming,” according to the CDI Roadmap. The overwhelming part typically comes during the implementation stage. Here, facilities need to hone the fledgling program’s...Read More »
In November 2014, implementation of the ICD-10-CM/PCS code set was threatened again—with a two-year delay. Even though the implementation date survived previously attempted bills to kill ICD-10 could be reintroduced in the 2015.Read More »