The intention of this 6 lesson course
is to introduce HIM professionals to the exciting world of Clinical
Documentation Improvement. Within this course, professionals will learn about
important skills and areas of knowledge in the field.
The objectives of this course, which spotlights current healthcare issues and includes access to a newly updated recourses section, are to: • Review the Clinical Documentation Specialists role and key skill sets• Discuss essential coding skills and knowledge about the MS-DRG system• Evaluate physician communication methods and identify new, effective ways to communicate• Highlight the concept of specificity and the reason for the necessity of concrete, complete documentation in the medical record • Examine how minimal documentation can affect potential reimbursement • Identify best practices
for queries and recognize the value of including physicians in the query
process) and development.