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Clinical Documentation Improvement

Can CDI support both reimbursement and quality reporting? Insights from 3M’s CDI consultants on taking your program to the next level.

Webinar: Drive quality with accurate severity of illness and risk of mortality

Explore how precise capture of severity-of-illness and risk-of-mortality measures impact quality outcomes and reimbursement.

Article: Embrace risk adjustment

With Donna Smith, RHIA

This article details how coders can enhance their careers by becoming proficient in the finer points of the latest payment methodologies.

Webinar: How clinical validity affects quality outcomes

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

This webinar featuring Cheryl Manchenton explains the need to improve awareness of how clinical validity can both negatively and positively affect quality outcomes.

Infographic: CDI Prioritization

When it comes to case review, knowing where to focus leads to a sustainable impact.

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CDC reports Candida auris cases in the U.S.

July 3rd, 2017 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

I was reading a May 2017 article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcing 122 cases of Candida auris (C. auris) in the past nine months across […]

Outpatient CDI: Substance and mental health disorders

May 15th, 2017 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

May is Mental Health month. It is a reminder to revisit outpatient CDI for substance disorders and mental health disorders. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) statistics indicate […]

Spring clean your CDI workflow

May 10th, 2017 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Is your CDI program in a rut? Has your performance plateaued or even diminished? Maybe your program has a case of the “same-ole-itis,” otherwise known as “the way we have always done it” disease. In the words of the song from the musical Auntie Mame,* “Open a new window, open a new door!”

HIMagine That: The problem list is a problem

May 1st, 2017 / By Donna Smith, RHIA, Sue Belley, RHIA

Donna: Hi, Sue! Do you ever see something on a problem list that isn’t correct? Sue: Yes, often!  You know I always say, “The problem list is a problem.” Donna: […]

Webinar: Collaboration strategies for quality outcomes

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Driving quality outcomes requires a coordinated effort between HIM, CDI, Quality and Compliance departments. Does your organization have a plan?

Case study: University of Utah Health Care

To raise the bar on performance, University of Utah Health Care analyzed and transformed high-quality data into actionable intelligence.

Article: Four elements of a successful CDI program

Complete and accurate documentation is critical to improving key performance indicators for both hospitals and physicians. 3M’s Dr. Michael Powell outlines four essential components of a successful CDI initiative.

If you got it….use it! Working smarter, not harder on improving quality outcomes

March 6th, 2017 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

I have found that the best topics for my blog are those that I care most passionately about (see “Collaborating with Kindness” as an example). As I thought about this […]