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As part of the ninth annual Clinical Documentation Integrity Week, ACDIS conducted a series of interviews with CDI professionals on a variety of emerging industry topics. Janie Brown, RN, CCDS, who is the director of clinical documentation accuracy at Community Health Network in Indianapolis, Indiana, a member of the Indiana ACDIS chapter, and of the 2019 CDI Week Committee, answered these questions. Contact her at jbrown5@community.com.

Now more than a decade removed from CDI programs’ widespread adoption, CDI professionals have an impact on nearly all aspects of healthcare—from reimbursement, to quality reporting, to denials prevention and appeal writing, to patient care. That’s what the 2019 CDI Week theme celebrates—“CDI...