The author believes that it is more compliant to assign total knee replacements as outpatient services and then reassess the patient’s progress the next day to determine if there is a need for inpatient status. First of all, in five years I believe what follows will all be a non…
Last week Tracy Boldt contacted me to ask a question about outpatient clinical documentation integrity (CDI), and we are lucky to have her on the Talk-Ten-Tuesdays broadcast today, detailing Essentia Health’s successful outpatient CDI program. She also mentioned that she had been awaiting the third installment of my three-part series…
There is an unexplained geographic variation in how often patients are admitted to inpatient hospital care for a given diagnosis, with significant variation identified independent of patient age, insurance coverage, or clinical severity of illness. There is an equally important means by which to measure this variation: how often preference-sensitive…
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following a part of a series on outpatient clinical documentation integrity (CDI). Part II was published on April 25, 2017 in the ICD10monitor eNews.Critical to the successful rollout of an outpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program is the selection and hiring of employees to staff the program.…