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.
Ethical and compliant physician queries is the heart of clinical documentation improvement, and William Haik, MD, FACCP, CDIP, director of DRG Review, is concerned about an emerging ethical issue in the profession.
Clinical documentation improvement is a provider’s best defense against payment denials, audits, and preserving revenue integrity—which is why the people sitting in the C-suite should know what it is and prioritize it.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) goal of tying 90 percent of reimbursement to quality improvement programs by 2018 means clinical documentation improvement (CDI) initiatives are going to be central to helping organizations succeed in the alphabet soup of reforms. In the keynote presentation titled “Understanding the Continued Evolution of CDI” during the second day of AHIMA’s Clinical Documentation Improvement Summit, Cheryl Ericson, MS, RN, CCDS, CDIP, from DHG Healthcare, said providers need CDI to “keep up with the Joneses” due to this change in reimbursement.