BC Advantage - 2020 Issue 3

Outpatient CDI: Follow the Money

Moving from the inpatient to the outpatient setting is gaining momentum.Outpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs are becoming more prevalent in the healthcare sector, as the value and benefit to the revenue cycle have become readily apparent. Consulting companies are developing service lines and software to grow their position in the outpatient CDI consulting marketplace. I am excited to see the CDI profession migrate into the outpatient arena, as more and more patient care services are moving into the outpatient setting, including many of the surgical procedures traditionally performed in the inpatient setting.According to Deloitte Insights, hospital...

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