One Midwest health system recently concluded a pilot program to ascertain the impact of a 100 percent all-payer CDI program. The goal of the pilot was to prove to senior leadership, through metrics, that funding the program would position the organization for value-based reimbursement.
Savvy measurement and reporting of the global effects of CDI programs on quality have become particularly important as the investment in CDI resources continues to grow across the nation.
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.