When I heard the term “CDI” in one of my class lectures, I wanted to learn more about what the term meant. In my research, I realized I knew a lot more about clinical documentation improvement then I originally thought.
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.
Utah Health’s Michelle Knuckles and Nancy Treacy described the process of evaluating the quality and consistency of CDI queries to ensure they were written appropriately in their Sunday Clinical Coding Meeting session “Queries: To Audit or Not to Audit… That Is the Question!”
Journal of AHIMA recently spoke with presenter Laura Legg, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, executive director of revenue integrity and compliance at Healthcare Resource Group in Spokane, WA for a preview of her session.
As a number of Middle Eastern countries like the United Arab Emirates transition from a single payer system to one that’s privatized with multiple payers, coding systems are increasingly being used for reimbursement there.