CDI specialists are in general optimistic about the growth of the profession, but not necessarily within their own departments; aren’t involved all that much in RAC defense; use CMI as their primary metric for success; and have found electronic queries beneficial, even though their hospitals are slow to adopt the new technology. Following is an overview of the survey results and Kennedy’s commentary.

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As part of the first Clinical Documentation Improvement Week, ACDIS has conducted a series of interviews with CDI professionals on a variety of emerging industry topics. Juanita B. Seel, RN, CCDS, supervisor of documentation integrity at Greenville (SC) Hospital Center...

What's in it for the physician training tool for CDI Week

Physician E/M and medical necessity training tool for CDI Week

Cardiology service line PowerPoint presentation for CDI Week.

Attached is CMS Transmittal 2246, which lists pending new, revised, and discontinued ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes for fiscal year (FY) 2012. CMS lists coding changes its web site on an annual basis. CDI...

The attached PowerPoint was created by the CDI team at High Point (NC) Regional Health System as a teaching tool to help the group communicate the CDI roles and responsibilities to the nurse management team.