Up to now, we have been under the impression that the field of Clinical Documentation Improvement has been moving away from the outdated practice of just trying to improve reimbursement. The unfortunate practice of “Find an MCC and Move On” that was so prevalent several years ago had seemed to have faded away. Newspaper headlines …VIEW DETAILS
To support a growing focus on quality measures in healthcare, there is a need for improving the precision and completeness of the data used in the analyses. Complete and accurately coded data is essential, and clinical documentation is the cornerstone of accurate coding. All aspects of the patients’ conditions, treatments and outcomes have to be …VIEW DETAILS
Getting physicians to care about Clinical Documentation Improvement in the acute care setting can be challenging, as they may feel that it benefits only the hospital, not them. After all, better documentation often leads to higher reimbursement to the hospital, but does not directly affect physician reimbursement. One harsh reality that physicians need to learn …VIEW DETAILS
Summer is here! For many that means days at the beach and evenings around the campfire with good friends, good fun, and good music. When it’s time to break out the guitar for sing-along favorites like American Pie and Home on the Range, don’t forget this classic from Dr. Jon Elion: An Ode to CDI. …VIEW DETAILS
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