While the use of queries is an essential tool in a CDI program, it is possible for an undue emphasis on “query rate” to lead to misuse of this important tool.
Is documentation improvement and proper use of ICD-10-CM critical to the nation’s healthcare debate? I say definitively yes, in every way.
Performance is measured within the population, not just the outcome of interest, and APR-DRG is missing the mark.
CDI has become a hot topic over the years, with widespread interest and debate regarding who qualifies to be a CDI professional. The fact that there is little specialized academic education or curriculum for CDI only intensifies the debate.
As the healthcare industry moves toward value-based payment, making the shift from denial management to denial prevention is essential.