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.
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.
Want to energize a room full of clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists? Try poking holes in physician documentation on a complex Medicare Advantage patient.
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.
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.
A big part of knowing how to work with physicians is knowing how to get their attention, understanding their skepticism, and overcoming it. That message was the focus of opening sessions on Sunday morning at AHIMA’s two-day CDI Summit: Advancing the Documentation Journey, continuing through today in Chicago.