Medical education may train future physicians about medical coding so they can be successful in private practice, but rarely do they focus on hospital clinical documentation. Many key components of documentation, however, directly affect reimbursement and quality scores.
As the emphasis continues to shift to value-based care, CDI programs should be an integral part of every healthcare organization’s strategic plan. The result is improved physician engagement and quality scores as well as increased staff productivity.
This white paper highlights five CDI best practices that are critical to achieving accurate and full reimbursement as well as improved patient outcomes. It also suggests immediate steps to begin to make improvements.