CDI and Quality Initiatives

“Documentation that does not support the diagnosis and procedure codes submitted can lead to a reduction, denial, or take back of payments as well as inaccurate quality scores. No matter what the setting is, the goal of clinical documentation improvement (CDI) is to assist in ensuring quality documentation. The documentation must be reliable, precise, complete, consistent, clear, legible, and timely.”

“Can CDI have an impact on quality initiatives? Certainly! The core of many quality initiatives is the health record and the documentation contained within. This article will present a high-level view of some of those quality initiatives and how CDI can help with the attainment of accurate, quality documentation to support the quality initiatives.”

Click on the following link to read the entire article:

http://journal.ahima.org/2018/02/27/cdi-and-quality-initiatives/

 

 

 

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