This paper is an update of the 2017 ACDIS white paper, “Clinical validation and the role of the CDI professional.” It discusses the concept of clinical validation as it has evolved through CMS regulations and coding guidance. It also attempts to establish consensus about how CDI professionals...

November 23, 2021

Today’s guest is Leyna Belcher, MSN, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, enterprise system CDI educator for WVU Medicine in West Virginia. Today’s show is co-hosted to Laurie Prescott, RN,...

Our fourth quarterly call took place on Thursday, December 2, featuring an encore presentation of the ACDIS 2021 main conference session "Clinical Validation and the Denial Defense," by Kimberly Huff, BA, COC, CCDS, clinical validation denials coordinator for Providence St. Joseph Health System...

This paper is the second in a series on risk-based clinical documentation integrity (CDI). 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...

Every month, you will find a new topic or question along with the committee’s findings posted to this page and publicized in CDI Strategies. Please note that the 2020 list appears below the 2021 table. 

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November 12, 2021

Today’s guests are Susan Fantin, MSA, BSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, VP of integrated care management at McLaren Health Care in Grand Blanc, Michigan, and Kimberly Higgins, RN, CCDS...

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Despite the challenges and budget cuts leveled at CDI programs in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, still 98% of leaders feel their organization sees the value in their CDI program and 72% said their budgets stayed the same or increased in 2021 over 2020. Additionally, though CDI...

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