Will AI Replace CDI Professionals?

In Clinical Documentation Integrity, a primary focus is which technology is the most beneficial – Natural Language Processing (NLP) or a deeper learning Artificial Intelligence (AI). There are different avenues healthcare systems can take when determining how to structure the technology needs for CDI programs. Consider if you want the assistance from information already written…

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Nurse-Led CDI?

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Our CDI model at Norwood is Nurse-Led, Physician-Sensitive, Coding-Supported, and Patient-Centered. I’ve been asked about this a few times – as I believe we are the only program that explicitly states “nurse-led”. Most outpatient CDI programs are physician-led. I completely understand and respect this as healthcare has traditionally been led by physicians. Over the last…

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Grandma’s Apple Pie.

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Who is baking in your CDI kitchen? In the spirit of our theme for CDI week, “CDI Kitchen: Recipes for a Successful Program”, I was thinking about the perfect recipe for a well-functioning CDI program. So many are searching to fine tune the recipe – to get the consistency just right. Unlike a perfectly measured…

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Can CDI Programs Really Make a Difference?

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I have heard it said that the overall goal of Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) is to improve documentation for coding and reimbursement. Even though this is in fact a valued outcome of many CDI programs, I argue that it is not the overarching goal of CDI today. With the ensuing complexity of technology, such as…

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