The development of a Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) program in the outpatient setting is an important step in providing quality care to patients. In the outpatient setting, CDI is often used to improve the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment codes. CDI specialists can help reduce the amount of time and money spent on coding and billing errors. Additionally, CDI can help reduce the risk of medical errors by ensuring that the documentation accurately reflects the care provided.
- Implementing a standardized documentation template for all providers to use
- How to develop a comprehensive clinical documentation education program for all providers
- Utilizing data analytics to identify areas for improvement in documentation
- Exploring clinical indicators and their effect on denials
- Effectively using electronic health records to facilitate the documentation process
- Tracking and monitoring coding accuracy
- Develop a system for tracking and monitoring coding compliance