ACDIS and 3M recently conducted a nationwide leadership research survey on the role of CDI professionals, and then hosted a series of roundtable sessions with CDI leaders to evaluate research results and explore best practices. This synopsis brings together the best insights from our research.
CDI is no longer about revenue improvement, but revenue integrity—ensuring that clinical indicators support diagnoses and procedures, and medical necessity is met. When denials inevitably occur, organizations are increasingly finding that CDI specialists’ unique blend of clinical acumen and coding expertise make them a natural fit for appeals. Of course, the best way to prevent denials from occurring is clear, consistent and complete documentation accomplished through a healthy, front-end, proactive collaboration with providers.
This research synopsis captures key insights from 3M/ACDIS joint research, including current insights on managing denials, provider engagement with proactive CDI and the expansion of CDI beyond hospital walls.
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