When a CDI audit is in a facility’s future, several factors should be considered for a smooth and successful outcome.
Category: Healthcare Facility
If your facility has been experiencing turnover at a skyrocketing level, it’s time to realize it’s probably not your employees with the problem – it’s you.
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…
Denial prevention is best practiced via a team approach by including CDI, HIM, Quality, Denials/Compliance, and Medical Staff representation in regular meetings, thus trends and opportunities for denial prevention can be identified early.
CMS Hierarchical Condition Categories through a different lens Wahiyda Harding MSA, RHIA, CCS Education and Training Mentor MedPartners | MPU Division Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) were first implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2004 as a payment model that adjusts for risk of mortality (ROI) and severity of illness (SOI).
By Dianne M. Cleveland, RHIA, CTR The United States spends almost twice the money on cancer care costs than countries in Europe.
Lynn Thornton, RHIA, CCSMedPartners Education and Compliance Manager There are many challenges facing hospitals in the provision of outpatient services.