As clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs become more popular, providers are still struggling with implementing CDI programs for several different reasons, including: geographical location; a shortage of outpatient coders and CDI specialists; or even the lack of physical space.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is still struggling to move along interoperability capabilities for its electronic health record (EHR) system.
As a first step in building the value proposition, leaders can create an IG learning environment within the organization by sharing IG information and resources.
We talk a lot about the impact of CDI on healthcare organizations and physicians. But do we take the time to look at the true extent of the impact CDI has on our patients?
Seventh Character Application for Injuries in the Principal Diagnosis and the Impact to Data Quality
By now, we’ve all had practice assigning 7th characters for injuries. And, by now, we all know that in theory the guidance seems very clear—but the application of this new concept is not clear at all. Why is there so much confusion and why does it matter?