Robert Anthony, director of the quality measurement and value-based incentives group in the Center for Clinic Standards and Quality at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), delivered Monday morning’s opening keynote presentation, “The Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015—Path to Value” at AHIMA’s CDI Summit.
While the science, research, and surgical techniques that fill physicians’ textbooks have changed, very little about the way physicians are trained psychology has changed since 1908.
Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) consultant and HIM educator Lisa Campbell, PhD, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, started working with one of her most important clients after the CEO of a Midwestern medical group noticed her studying an AHIMA CDI textbook while she was getting some work done at her local Starbucks. The CEO sitting near her asked her what CDI was. When she explained how it works he said, “We need you.”
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.
AHIMA has made an impression on Capitol Hill on the topic of voluntary patient safety identifiers, according to AHIMA’s Pam Lane, MS, RHIA, vice president, policy and government relations.
AHIMA’s campaign to improve patient safety through a voluntary patient safety identifier feels personal to a lot of people. For proof, look no further than the winner of AHIMA’s social media video contest.