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Combination Code Support by CDI

As we continue our journey towards ICD-10 implementation on October 1, 2015, the use of combination codes brought up a discussion between myself and another CDS (Clinical Documentation Specialists). I had just read this article, and we were doing some [...]

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Technical CDI systems are only successful if utilized appropriately

In today’s technical world, CDI is dependent upon being able to capture the work and outcomes that are achieved by the processes and policies being followed by the staff. There are many CDI software vendors and systems on the market today. The choice is [...]

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Well-defined and understood processes and policies are key to an efficient and effective CDI program

We all want to have efficient and effective Clinical Documentation Integrity programs. Well defined workflow processes are a key to achieving this goal. The time spent to do a review of current CDI program and/or map (Value Stream Mapping) out your [...]

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