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Category: CDI Professional
If you’re embarking on a new journey as a traveling CDI specialist, you’re probably experiencing a variety of emotions, ranging from excitement to nervousness.
Denial reduction in the outpatient (OP) environment stems from the knowledge of the factors that contribute to risk.
Composing a compliant query is the most important task for the querying professional.
When a CDI audit is in a facility’s future, several factors should be considered for a smooth and successful outcome.
Once a CDI professional’s clinical skills are at an expert level, their coding expertise must follow suit.
The significant role CDI plays in healthcare has become apparent with the transition from the inpatient to the outpatient environment and from a financial to a quality focus.
When first starting an Outpatient Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) program, it’s important to identify which departments you will need to interact with and who will be impacted through the CDI process.
As its importance was realized, CDI expanded from a single setting reimbursement focus to a quality based, multiple setting focus…