ACDIS Insights: The Second Surge Impact of COVID-19 on CDI

In the dark of winter, a second surge of COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on healthcare systems throughout the United States, with CDI departments feeling the impact. Many CDI professionals are working from home and feeling the sting of furloughs and hiring freezes but are also fighting back with creative solutions and deep-dive record reviews that are transforming the profession and re-establishing its value.

Join us on Thursday, February 11, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST for ACDIS Insights: The second surge impact of COVID-19 on CDI. This free 90-minute webinar will take an in-depth look at the results of ACDIS’ recently closed COVID-19 second surge impact survey, reviewing the results of 13 questions assessing organizational revenue impacts and cost-cutting fallouts. This session will cover the state of remote CDI work, and explore innovative (even heroic) measures CDI professionals are taking as they pitch in to help fight the pandemic and keep their organizations’ finances in the black.

Tonia Catapano (Yale New Haven Health System), Angie Comfort (LifePoint Health) and Adelaide LaRosa (Catholic Health Services of Long Island), speakers on the ACDIS April 2020 webinar COVID-19: Assessing the Impact on CDI Operations, return to discuss their updated experiences of the last 10 months. Led by panel moderator Brian Murphy, Director of ACDIS, our speakers will share their expertise, lessons learned, review survey data, and answer questions from the audience.

Learning objectives

  • Review national survey data and analyze the impact of COVID-19 on CDI departments
  • Incorporate lessons learned from three organizations impacted by the second COVID-19 surge
  • Discuss the transition to remote CDI work, including challenges, successes, and long-term impacts
  • Review coding, billing, and reconciliation issues related to COVID-19 documentation, including early efforts in the CMS Acute Hospital Care at Home program and strategies to capture positive test results and qualify for DRG bonus payments