July is CDI Month – Let’s Celebrate!

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 the scope of services provided. Successful CDI programs facilitate the accurate representation of a patient’s clinical status that translates into coded data. Coded data is then translated into quality report cards, physician report cards, reimbursement, public health data, and disease tracking and trending. HIM professionals provide two key roles within a CDI program as a clinical documentation improvement specialist and coding professional. By working together, HIM professionals can support their organizations efforts to collect and provide meaningful information throughout the continuum of care.

GeBBS Healthcare Solutions is proud to be an AHIMA CDI Month Spotlight Sponsor, in supporting the industry’s efforts to continually improve clinical documentation. New healthcare mandates and regulations are making accurate clinical documentation more important than ever. RAC, Medical Necessity, ICD-10, pay-for-performance, and the growth in volumes resulting from the ACA are all impacting healthcare organizations. The ability to get reimbursed is directly dependent on the quality of clinical documentation. Missing, poor, or non-specific clinical documentation will result in lost revenue.

Our outsourced CDI services can help ensure you are receiving accurate reimbursement by improving your clinical documentation. GeBBS’ CDI specialists are professionals of the highest caliber. They are credentialed, experienced and are passionate about getting even the smallest details right. Whether our CDI professionals are assessing your program or supplementing your staff, they will help develop, improve and maintain your clinical documentation.

Our services can quickly provide you with the interim or permanent CDI professionals you need, and our highly-skilled and experience staff will fit seamlessly into your current program. Our program includes comprehensive CDI audit solutions, which provide you with a complete overview of MS-DRG and APR-DRG metrics, severity of illness, risk of mortality, and financial opportunities. In addition, we provide a correlation of opportunities to physicians, specialties, nursing units, and coding professionals. The result of this detailed analysis is a clear view of how your current CDI methods can be enhanced or modified.

We honor our CDI professionals during CDI Month and look forward to seeing you at the AHIMA CDI Summit as a Spotlight Sponsor next month, as we advocate and are positioned to help make immediate improvements to your clinical documentation!