tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 10

Documentation: Take a Look at Why You Should Venture Into Outpatient CDI Collection

It may become a survival tactic sooner than you think. CDI (clinical documentation improvement) is a process where hospitals recruit specialists to review clinical documents and provide feedback to physicians. This interactive feedback loop essentially ensures the diagnoses and procedures are well documented – and can make a difference in how successful claims submissions are. Read on for more on how CDI can help your facility. Background: CDI feedback can range from a form requesting more specific information to a simple email sent to the physician, according to Mark Morsch, vice president of technology at Optum360 in the Greater...

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