by Dr. Jon Elion | Feb 9, 2017

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “bandwagon” as: a usually ornate and high wagon for a band of musicians especially in a circus parade a popular party, faction, or cause that attracts growing support —often used in such phrases as jump on the bandwagon; or a current or fashionable trend I had to check the definition to …VIEW DETAILS

by Dr. Jon Elion | Jan 16, 2017

Today, there is an increasing focus on Quality in the delivery of medical care, along with an associated alignment of Medicare reimbursement to quality measures. The measurement of quality can be directly impacted by Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), as failure to fully document comorbid conditions can lead to unfavorable and less accurate quality scores. Most …VIEW DETAILS

by Dr. Jon Elion | Sep 7, 2016

I have discussed the benefits of pursuing the complete medical record, as opposed to simply trying to improve reimbursement, in previous blog entries. I am fond of saying (and usually put this into every presentation I do): If you pursue reimbursement, you will miss the High Quality Medical Record … but … If you pursue …VIEW DETAILS

by Dr. Jon Elion | Aug 3, 2016

I don’t believe that it has ever been acceptable to simply look at Case Mix Index (CMI) alone as a measure of the impact of a Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) program. Given the current activities surrounding Value Based Purchasing (VBP), an even greater imperative exists for both a robust, well-rounded CDI program, and comprehensive statistics …VIEW DETAILS

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