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CDI and Compliance: The Offense of Being Naked

Diagnosis without supporting the judgment of the physician’s documentation is the phenomenon of nakedness. A recent Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists/American Health Information Management

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AHIMA Releases New Guidelines for Queries

The updated guidelines were developed jointly by AHIMA and ACDIS. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), in collaboration with Simplify Compliance’s Association of Clinical

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Nine Elements of an Effective CDI Program

These foundational elements are essential to assure that there is a better way to improve CDI. Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) programs continue to evolve over

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Is Your CDI Program Putting You in the Danger Zone?

Time for CDI checkup. Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) programs may be exposing hospitals to unnecessary, costly compliance risks and financial exposure by virtue of their

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Rebranding CDI Hasn’t Helped, Redirection Has

Integrity or improvement? In too many programs there is very little improvement or integrity achieved within the medical record aside from enhanced capture of diagnoses

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Putting the “Integrity” in CDI

With unrelenting focus upon reimbursement within too many CDI programs, the opportunity to effectively improve the integrity of the medical record and its patient story

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