The importance of high quality documentation has come to the attention of denials management teams. For this reason, organizations are beginning to incorporate CDI professionals into the denials process.
It is crucial for clinical documentation improvement professionals to work with interdisciplinary teams.
Mastering physician engagement can be a challenging process, but it is within reach when you develop a plan of action and have a little patience.
While the announcement of a CDI program may give some physicians cause for excitement, the coming change might make others want to run and hide.
Quality of care is recognized through the clinical documentation that supports accurate ICD code assignment. Thus, many clinical documentation improvement programs are now evolving to support quality initiatives.