Interest in Ambulatory (Outpatient) Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) continues, as does the confusion about what such an approach can and cannot accomplish. In a previous blog entry, I discussed what Ambulatory CDI was not. As discussions, patterns and themes continue to evolve, now seems like a good time to think constructively about how to chart …VIEW DETAILS
These days, I am often asked about the impact of Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) on Value-Based Purchasing (VBP). First, of course, I make sure that the person asking the question is inquiring about Clinical Documentation Improvement (and not Clostridia Difficile Infection, also referred to as “CDI,” sigh). In a previous blog entry, I reviewed the …VIEW DETAILS
Has this ever happened to you? You ask the vendor that provides your Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) software, ”Can you send a copy of the answered query back to our EMR?” And you get back the answer, “Our SaaS solution can send a copy of the completed Query over a VPN to your HIS as …VIEW DETAILS
I guess I have gotten complacent, thinking that people had finally gotten the message that Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) needs to focus on achieving a complete and accurate medical record and not simply focus on increasing reimbursement. Recent events remind us all that we are not there yet. Just recently, a well-publicized report announced, “Justice …VIEW DETAILS
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