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A tale of two worlds: Documentation versus clinical care

December 21st, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Happy Holidays!  Sorry this is not a Charles Dicken’s Christmas story, but it does reflect an equally powerful story: A Tale of Two Cities. This Dickens novel has a well-known […]

Video: Better collaboration with physician teams

At Palmetto Health the CDI teams are deeply involved with the physician teams in many ways, including going on rounds with them to listen for ways to improve documentation.

Video: A shift toward quality focus

Amy Truitt and Debbie Okonek, CDI leaders at Palmetto Health, discuss their organization’s shift toward quality focus.

Finding a common language: A key component of quality improvement

November 28th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

I think it’s reasonable to say that most people working in health care are motivated to deliver high quality care to the people they serve. Because humans are complicated organisms, […]

Podcast Episode Transcript: Finding a common language: Documentation and quality improvement

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. Gordon Moore: Welcome to 3M’s Inside Angle Podcast. This is your host, Dr. Gordon Moore. With me today I have Dr. Geoffrey Rose, who is the chief of adult […]

If you build it, they will come! Getting providers engaged with your CDI program

November 5th, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN, Beth Wolf, MD

It is very easy to get aggravated with providers who do not appear to be engaged with CDI programs. But let’s hold on. Where should their focus be? Sorry, but […]

Collaboration: The key to successful CDI and coding of replacement devices

October 19th, 2018 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

We frequently discuss with clients the differences between Inpatient CDI versus Outpatient CDI such as time, volume, coding, regulation, etc. Despite these differences, both require collaboration between departments to be […]

Clinical validity…It’s not going away anytime soon

September 5th, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

It has been two years since AHIMA updated the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting with a statement about clinical validity. You would think with lessons learned plus time and […]

Outpatient CDI is the right idea, but the wrong label

August 27th, 2018 / By Kristine Daynes

As the volume of outpatient care has grown over the past several years, so has interest in outpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI). Yet many organizations struggle to define what exactly […]

Putting it together: Workflow design can improve quality outcomes

July 27th, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As a rabid theater-goer, I love Sondheim.  Note the quote below: “Bit by bit, putting it together… Piece by piece, only way to make a work of art. Every moment […]

$500,000 to replace a physician: The cost of burnout and some solutions to the problem

April 18th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Physician burnout has a negative impact on quality of care, patient safety, operational efficiency and of course on the burned-out individuals. In a new episode of the Inside Angle podcast, Christine Sinsky, MD, vice president of professional satisfaction at the American Medical Association, discusses how we can improve the work of care.

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Article: A Singular Effort

If both facility and pro fee coders are looking at the same documentation and need to identify the same procedures, why can’t it be done by the same coder? Brooks […]