CDI Specialists Are Essential to Fighting the Opioid Crisis
Jul16

CDI Specialists Are Essential to Fighting the Opioid Crisis

The impact of the opioid crisis is felt in each and every part of the healthcare system. To help continue the battle against this national epidemic, coding and documentation professionals were given more tools to fight the opioid crisis with ICD-10-CM and subsequent code updates.

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CDI Specialists Can Ease Documentation Burdens in the Workplace and in Washington
Jul16

CDI Specialists Can Ease Documentation Burdens in the Workplace and in Washington

Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists, undeniably, make a difference every day in their facilities by ensuring that a patient’s care is expertly reflected in their chart. But CDI professionals can extend their influence even further by advocating for their facilities and patients at the state and federal legislative and regulatory levels, according to Lauren Riplinger, JD, vice president, policy and government affairs, at AHIMA.

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AHIMA’s CDI Summit, Day 2: CDI Specialists Outline How They Revolutionized Documentation Queries
Jul16

AHIMA’s CDI Summit, Day 2: CDI Specialists Outline How They Revolutionized Documentation Queries

Want to energize a room full of clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists? Try poking holes in physician documentation on a complex Medicare Advantage patient.

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From the 2019 CDI Summit: Understanding Methodology Behind Quality Report Cards Is Key
Jul15

From the 2019 CDI Summit: Understanding Methodology Behind Quality Report Cards Is Key

At AHIMA’s two-day CDI Summit, July 14-15 in Chicago, during the Sunday session “Navigating Public Quality Report Cards,” Kristen Geissler, MS, PT, CPHQ, of the Berkeley Research Group, broke down the differences between healthcare quality report cards, how CDI can impact specific report card quality measures, and the factors that can help put the report card in context for stakeholders.

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From the 2019 CDI Summit: Auditing the CDI Auditors Promotes Accountability and Meaning
Jul15

From the 2019 CDI Summit: Auditing the CDI Auditors Promotes Accountability and Meaning

On Sunday, at AHIMA’s CDI Summit, Rachel Mack, RN, MSN, CCDS, CDIP, CCS, CDI, Iodine Software, did something unusual to kick off a conversation about audits.

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