A Vision of CDI That Inspires Physicians & Others in the Care Team

Clinical documentation improvement spans the entire continuum of care from the time the patient presents to the Emergency Department or is direct admitted to the hospital until the time of patient discharge and the completion of the discharge summary. The CDI specialist’s role in enhancing the quality, completeness and effectiveness of clinical documentation is to recognize and treat the record as a communication tool as opposed to a reimbursement tool. Today’s present model of CDI incorporates and centers upon reimbursement as the primary outcome in the achievement of success of any CDI initiative. Unfortunately, the capability of the CDI profession to positively impact and capitalize upon

The Ideal State of CDI

The Ideal State of CDI- Collaborating Synergistically With All Other Ancillary Healthcare Roles to Achieve Real Meaningful Improvement in the Communication of Patient Care. Let's Not Forget the Patient in any CDI Initiative. Reimbursement is a byproduct measure of documentation improvement that is sustainable over time. The Ideal State of CDI- Rather than CDI specialists focus primarily upon capture of diagnoses, i.e., CC/MCC, principal diagnosis shift, HAC and PSI clarification, a more effective model of documentation improvement that produces & achieves greater results emphasized and treats the entire record as a communication tool. The ideal state of clinical documentation embraces the co

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