Coding Audits Aimed at Clinical Documentation Improvement

Posted in Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), Coding Accuracy

With the 10th Annual Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) Conference coming up this week in Las Vegas, Nevada, it is appropriate to remind healthcare professionals about the importance of medical coding audits and Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI). Coding audits aimed at clinical documentation improvement can enhance your facility’s performance in multiple ways and …

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July is CDI Month – Let’s Celebrate!

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AHIMA has designated July as CDI Month. As the demand for accurate and timely clinical documentation increases, health information management (HIM) professionals are using their skills and expertise to improve clinical documentation. Because clinical documentation is at the core of every patient encounter, in order to be meaningful it must be accurate, timely and reflect …

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Clinical Documentation and Coding Audits Can Improve Your Performance in Multiple Ways

Posted in Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI)

Clinical documentation and coding audits can improve your facility’s performance and help you achieve the following goals:  – Improve overall coding accuracy  – Improve clinical documentation  – Improve capture of patient acuity levels  – Increase reimbursement  – Reduce compliance risk from RAC, MIC and MAC  – Reduce risks from incomplete or unclear documentation Careful planning …

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The Importance of Physician Champions in the Transition to ICD-10

Posted in Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), ICD-10

Do you have a “physician champion”? You should. A physician champion who will support your clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program and communicate the importance of an ICD-10 CDI program to his or her peers will go a long way in ensuring the success of your transition to ICD-10 in October of 2015. Providers are now …

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How CDI Can Improve Your Cash Flow

Posted in Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), ICD-10

The switch to ICD-10 is delayed, but not abated. With the new implementation date of October 1, 2015 will your organization be ready for the best possible transition? The best place to start is by analyzing your clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program to determine the quality of documentation. Consider using you coder and case managers …

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How ICD-10 Can Lead To An Improvement In Patient Care

Posted in Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), ICD-10

For all the negative press ICD-10 has gotten over the past few years, it has the potential to have a tremendously positive impact on the quality of patient care. The new system will require more accurate clinical documentation, increase the amount of data collected, improve quality measurements, streamline claims processing, and ultimately improve the quality …

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Our Forward Thinking Series On Preparing For The ICD-10 Transition

Posted in Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), ICD-10, Medical Coding

Most healthcare providers we talk to are worried (or at least concerned) about severe reductions, or even the complete stoppage, of their revenue streams caused by potential ICD-10 coding errors and slowdowns in their coding workflows – and rightly so! The transition to ICD-10 has the potential to produce a tremendous backlog of insurance claims. …

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Don’t Overlook Clinical Documentation in Your ICD-10 Preparations

Posted in Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), ICD-10, Medical Coding

Is your clinical documentation ready for ICD-10? CMS has prepared a guide called Simple Steps to Improve Clinical Documentation; it’s worth your time to review it. This little document is good place to start your preparation for ICD-10 implementation activities. By improving clinical documentation now, you will be ready to assign ICD-10 codes when the …

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