CDI- Time to Revisit, Revise, Revamp & Reengineer

Now that ACDIS Annual National Conference has concluded, this is an excellent time to revisit and potentially revise and revamp our current clinical documentation improvement initiatives. Clinical documentation improvement, while considered a service business, is quite similar to most other product lines in the sense of finite and distinct end point life cycles. Take automobile […]

Ensuring clear and concise documentation critical for case managers –

Ensuring clear and concise documentation critical for case managers –

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

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.   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 […]

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

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

How Effective is Your CDI Program

The term “Clinical Documentation Improvement” is synonymous with impacting case mix index and CC/MCC capture clinical specificity.  Does Clinical Documentation Improvement equate to achievement of effective clinical documentation. Are the terms synonymous, mutually exclusive or synergistic in nature?

Clinical documentation improvement specialists should be striving to achieve in each and every chart we review complete, accurate […]

By |March 17th, 2015|CDI, Medical Neccessity|0 Comments

CDI Collaborating with Physician Advisors and Case Managers

Healthcare delivery is a challenging environment with an unlimited number of competing forces working against providers. A major challenge of all providers is insuring an efficient and effective revenue cycle process that incorporates a strong clinical documentation, coding and billing process that can withstand the pressures of third party payers relentlessly second guessing the clinical […]

ACDIS Radio Show Recording Available

The recorded version of the ACDIS Radio Show titled How CDI must adapt to healthcare reform with Glenn Krauss, BBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPUR, FCS, PCS, C-CDI, CCDS, C-DAM, is now available for listening. I encourage you listen in for a relevant discussion on how and why the profession of CDI must embrace change in […]

By |February 26th, 2015|CDI, Compliance|0 Comments

Physician Engagement

The Association for Clinical Documentation Improvement recently hosted a radio show called the ACDIS Radio Show and the piece was titled “How CDI Must Adapt to Healthcare Reform.” You can listen in to a taped recording of the Radio Show in the near future by clicking on the following link

The radio show started with a […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|CDI, Physician Engagement|0 Comments