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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 concept of the CDI profession collaborating with UR, Case Management, Social Work, Coding, Denials and Appeals, & Physician Advisors, to enhance the quality and completeness of the documentation integral to the healthcare delivery model. Accurate and complete communication of patient care from initial ED presentation to hospitalization, ongoing progression of care while in the hospital through discharge is paramount to the generation of an encompassin