Norwood welcomes Jason Jobes, new Senior Vice President of Consulting

Norwood, a company specializing in staffing and consulting services to support the hospital mid-revenue cycle, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jason Jobes. In his role as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Consulting, Jobes will help to drive innovation and growth of Norwood’s consulting arm. Norwood’s consulting services seek to improve the efficiency of…

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Top 10 strategies to land your first coding or CDI job

Brian Murphy I’m a newly-minted CPC-A, but every employer wants a CPC with a couple years of coding experience! What do I do? I’m an RN who wants to leave the bedside and get into CDI, but everyone wants a CCDS! I’m stuck…can you help!?! If these pleas sound familiar to you, well, it’s because…

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Remote vs. Onsite Staffing: The Great Debate


Should mid-revenue professionals (coding, CDI, case management/utilization review) return to the hospital to resume their work onsite, now that the COVID-19 pandemic is lifting? Or, is remote work here to stay? You did not think there would be a pat answer, did you? Remote work is now a reality throughout the mid-revenue cycle, particularly in…

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Annual Wellness Visits: Heart of a value-based CDI program

Once you’ve put in the considerable legwork to get your value-based/ambulatory CDI program approved, and you’re ready to begin, where do you start? As noted in our previous article in this series, we recommend you start small. A great way to begin is with a prospective review of patients coming in for their Annual Wellness…

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Five Steps to get Started in Outpatient CDI

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By Brian Murphy If you’re a CDI leader or HIM director, odds are there’s a voice ratting around in your head somewhere: I need an outpatient CDI program. These days, such thoughts are not a surprise. According to recent ACDIS survey data, only 20.6% of organizations have a standalone outpatient CDI program, but another 22%…

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You Need a Pediatric CDI Program – Here’s Why 


By Brian Murphy   The pediatric population is not just little adults. Not clinically, and not when it comes to CDI and coding. Think about the extended long lengths of stay in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that can range from >128 days due to extreme prematurity, or occasionally up to 2 years, where…

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Grow You: Expand your career horizons with these three hot jobs in CDI—and a leadership mindset


CDI is a booming profession, with organizations across the country hiring for open positions. But many are stuck in the mindset that the only available options are front-line chart reviewers, or managers/directors who oversee them. The reality is that the last several years have seen incredible diversification of the CDI role, which means more job…

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What is Value-Based CDI?

By Brian Murphy Value-based healthcare is a delivery model in which providers (i.e., hospitals and physicians) are rewarded for the quality of care they provide. It is perhaps easiest to understand when contrasted with traditional fee-for-service delivery models. Fee-for-service reimbursement models reward volume. For example, physicians are paid per office visit through submission of E&M…

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