The volume of healthcare data being collected today is as vast as the hurdles present in putting it to use, according to an editorial analyzing the pros and cons of integrating provider-collected health data and patient-generated data.
“Who tells your story?” It’s a question pondered throughout the Broadway sensation “Hamilton,” and it’s a good question; one that providers need to be focused on as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) moves towards value-based reimbursement.
Opioid addiction has been declared a public health emergency in the United States. It is vital that organizations and providers provide high quality clinical documentation, to guarantee the data which drives research and education on this topic is based on the correct information.
Whenever debates about paper records versus EHRs erupt, parties on both sides of the issue inevitably cite data accuracy and readability as concerns for both formats.
As alternative payment models and value-based care initiatives are gradually enacted, CDI has become more necessary to their success than ever. And the key to a successful CDI program is solid querying practices.
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.