CDI: Clinical Documentation Improvement Program Success

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This six lesson course will review overall aspects of managing a clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program. Planning and organizing the program is essential for success, as is monitoring and evaluation. The course also covers potential legal aspects involved with the query process, with the goal of querying for both reimbursement and data quality. Effective management involves hiring and retaining qualified staff, which is also addressed.

The objectives of this 6-lesson course, now updated to new healthcare initiatives, such as hospital acquired conditions (HACs), are to:

• List the data necessary to sell a Clinical Documentation Improvement Program
• Assemble a team of key players and explain the factors in the design and implementation of a CDI program
• Identify who to hire as the CDI specialist, define their role, identify when and where to begin
• Explain how to get buy-in from the physicians. Discuss communication barriers and Identify Educational  Opportunities
• Describe the concurrent review process and create an effective query
• Illustrate how to measure the success of the CDI program and the effectiveness of the CDI Specialist



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