A guideline update has brought some confusion as coding and CDI professionals navigate when to assign a present on admission status to pressure injuries.
Experienced CDI professionals are looked to as leaders to help navigate the changing landscape in the healthcare industry.
Despite clinical documentation specialists and coding professionals working diligently toward common objectives—accuracy, transparency, availability, compliance, information integrity—there is often a disconnect between applications of code methodology.
Outside of the US, CDI programs are being implemented, leading to increased demand for CDI specialists and a keen interest in the CDIP credential.
CDI professionals need physicians who are willing to provide the key documentation that shows the severity of their patients’ illnesses.
CDI concurrent review efforts result in better accuracy of severity of illness and form the foundation for quality outcomes, fiduciary accuracy, and healthcare team communication during the inpatient stay.