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.
This article will discuss three different timing approaches that can be used in outpatient CDI programs with an emphasis on prospective reviews.
Is documentation improvement and proper use of ICD-10-CM critical to the nation’s healthcare debate? I say definitively yes, in every way.
Healthcare providers in all patient care settings are faced with a variety of reimbursement methodologies and many are associated with a quality element.
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.