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. Keri Miller, RN, BSN, CCDS, a CDI specialist at McLaren Healthcare in Lansing, Michigan, a member of the Michigan ACDIS local chapter, and a member of the 2019 CDI Week Committee, answered these questions. Contact her at kerimiller2010@gmail.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...