Managing a Part-Time Remote CDI Team
Jul29

Managing a Part-Time Remote CDI Team

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.

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Hearing Points to Continued Lack of Interoperability for VA EHR

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is still struggling to move along interoperability capabilities for its electronic health record (EHR) system.

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Create a Learning Environment for Information Governance
Jul28

Create a Learning Environment for Information Governance

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.

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How Do CDI Programs Impact the Patient?
Jul27

How Do CDI Programs Impact the Patient?

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?

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Seventh Character Application for Injuries in the Principal Diagnosis and the Impact to Data Quality
Jul25

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?

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