The Essential CDI Guide to Provider Queries (Paperback)

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The Essential CDI Guide to Provider Queries is the authoritative source for defining policies, procedures, and best practices for provider queries. Thanks to ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation, as well as the advancement of electronic health records and electronic query systems, CDI programs are being pushed in challenging new directions-requiring CDI specialists to redefine where and how they generate queries. Meanwhile, CDI program managers need innovative solutions to improve their query process, target high-risk diagnoses, and educate delinquent providers, coders, or CDI professionals. The Essential CDI Guide to Provider Queries is the only resource that provides a comprehensive analysis of query guidelines and easy-to-follow strategies to improve your processes. Using the tools provided in this vital guide, you can update your practices to meet the challenges of ICD-10-CM/PCS, government payer initiatives, auditor denials, and electronic initiatives. With sample queries, policies, procedures, and national benchmarking data included, The Essential CDI Guide to Provider Queries is a valuable addition to your CDI library. You'll also find information on: ICD-10 implementation Recovery Auditors process Electronic health records Electronic query efforts Compliance risks and OIG scrutiny.

About the Author

Marion Kruse, BSN, RN, MBA, is an expert in Medicare regulations who provides education on project management and process improvement, targeting various severity-adjusted DRG systems. Kruse has implemented CDI programs for both small and large hospital systems and is an AHIMA-approved ICD-10 trainer. She has worked for a number of consulting firms throughout the country. Jennifer Cavagnac, CCDS, is assistant director of CDI at Baystate Health, a four-facility integrated healthcare system and major teaching hospital based in western Massachusetts. "

Product Details
ISBN: 9781683080848
ISBN-10: 168308084X
Publisher: Hcpro, a Division of Blr
Publication Date: May 1st, 2016
Pages: 140
Language: English