Audio Extra: Day to Day for a CDS



Amy L. Gardner, RHIT, CDIP discusses the skills needed to perform well as a CDS, what a typical day is like, and her advice for communicating with physicians.

Specialists in the area of clinical documentation are filling a growing need. Amy L. Gardner, RHIT, CDIP, works at Valley Hospital Rockwood Health System in Spokane Valley, WA. She discusses the skills needed to perform well in this position, what a typical day is like, and her advice for communicating with physicians.
To learn more about Gardner and the CDS role, see the member profile in the June issue of AHIMA’s online member newsletter, AHIMA Advantage.

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  1. I have worked as a CDS for 9 years and agreed with the information Ms. Gardner gave. We too only review Medicare currently, but I could see that changing in the future. We are developing a big push in this area in preparation for ICD-10. This will be a huge learning curve for all of us and we need to ensure the chart documentation is solid. I appreciate the information she provided.

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