Monthly Archives: April 2015

EHR Fraud- A Slippery Slope

An article in the Fierce EMR daily newsletter titled EHR Fraud: A Slippery Slope caught my attention, not because electronic health records have the potential to perpetuate fraud, but for the fact EHRs potentially promote abusive coding and billing Consider the templates and “ease of use” structured drop down menus, not to mention wide spread, […]

By |April 23rd, 2015|Compliance, Documentation Effectiveness|0 Comments

Harnessing the power of the discharge summary – www.hcpro.com

Harnessing the power of the discharge summary – www.hcpro.com.

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Ensuring clear and concise documentation critical for case managers – www.hcpro.com

Ensuring clear and concise documentation critical for case managers – www.hcpro.com.

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CDI and Medicine- A Synergistic Approach

The second of a series on CDI for physicians titled CDI and Medicine- A Synergistic Approach is available on the QuantiaMD website. QuantiaMD.com. ¬† Clinical documentation improvement is not only of material benefit to the hospital, there is tremendous value to the physician as well as patient in adhering to best practice standards of effective […]

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CDI-Scratching the Surface

 

CDI-Tremendous Unrealized Potential

Clinical documentation improvement programs can potentially serve a wide array of beneficiary purposes besides improving revenue capture and optimization if offered the opportunity. Present initiatives at documentation specificity, while inarguably important and valid under ICD-10 processes, are primary limited to basically scratching the surface when compared to the tremendous unrealized potential¬† we as […]

Clinical Documentation Bundles-Moving in the Right Direction

Clinical Bundles

Bundles of care exist for serious disease processes with tendencies toward greater mortality rates such as sepsis. These bundles consists of standard checklists of care interventions that have demonstrated increased efficacy in overall treatments that are cost effective, efficient,¬† drive notable decreases in morbidity and mortality while improving the cost and value equation of […]

By |April 12th, 2015|CDI, Documentation Effectiveness, Medical Neccessity|0 Comments

Strategy and Innovation in CDI-It is More than Problem Solving

My recent blog posts on clinical documentation improvement programs have outlined the real limitations of present CDI initiatives, serving as significant barriers to achieving optimal potential. I had the opportunity to review an established CDI program for purposes of identifying potential areas ripe for process improvement and/or expanding of CDI staff present core competencies and […]

By |April 1st, 2015|CDI, Documentation Effectiveness|0 Comments