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Exclusive: AHIMA Releases New Practice Brief on Clinical Documentation Integrity

Original story posted on: July 19, 2021

Details will be announced during the Talk Ten Tuesdays broadcast today.

By Chuck Buck

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is releasing a new product brief on clinical documentation integrity (CDI), with details to be revealed today during the live edition of Talk-Ten-Tuesdays.

“Clinical documentation integrity (CDI) and technology continue to evolve across the continuum of care, including both the inpatient and outpatient settings,” according to an announcement by AHIMA. “The expansion of CDI and advancing technology has resulted in the need for prospective CDI health record reviews.”

According to the announcement, the new practice brief is designed to provide “best practices relating to prospective reviews, and to recognize the difference between documentation alerts designed to influence a provider’s documentation versus a clinical alert for clinical decision-making at the time of charting.”

Tammy Combs (RN, MSN, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, CNE,

AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer), the practice director of CDI and clinical foundations for AHIMA, will provide additional information during the live broadcast that airs at 10 a.m. Eastern.

Tammy Combs, RN, MSN, CDIP, CCS, CCDS

Tammy Combs, RN, MSN, CDIP, CCS, CCDS, is the director and lead nurse planner of HIM Practice Excellence for AHIMA. She provides professional practice expertise to AHIMA members, the media, and outside organizations on clinical documentation improvement (CDI) practice issues. Ms. Combs authors material for and support AHIMA online CDI education platforms. She also serves as faculty for the AHIMA CDI Academies and CDIP Exam Preps and is a technical advisor for the Association on CDI publications.

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