2019 Coding and CDI Guide
The 2019 Coding and CDI Guide was published in the April 2019 Journal of AHIMA. This special advertising section is published to promote various coding and clinical documentation improvement resources. Click here to view the guide as a PDF download.
The below excerpt from the 2019 Coding and CDI Guide takes a look at some popular topics discussed in the Journal of AHIMA‘s web-exclusive online columns Code Cracker and Documentation Detective.
Like the healthcare profession itself, healthcare coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) are dynamic, ever-changing industries that require professionals to stay vigilant with their training. Hoping to help coding and CDI professionals with this task, the Journal of AHIMA’s Code Cracker and Documentation Detective web-exclusive columns feature industry experts diving into the details and offering readers best practices that ensure quality clinical information and properly coded and billed cases.
Specifically, Documentation Detective discusses how to achieve quality clinical documentation with a comprehensive approach aimed at covering all realms of the healthcare industry—inpatient, outpatient, physician office, and beyond. Code Cracker acts as both a job aid (How do I code diabetes mellitus with associated conditions again?) as well as a forum to vet big picture questions about the industry at large (Just how effective is computer-assisted coding?).
The vendors in this Resource Guide aim to offer services that help healthcare organizations get their coding and CDI work done right. This is also the objective of the Documentation Detective and Code Cracker blogs—illustrated below with a selection of popular recent posts that show a coding professional or CDI specialist’s work and training is never finished.