Expanding CDI to Physician Practices: Five Documentation Vulnerabilities to Address in 2016

By Dari Bonner, RMC, CCP, CHCA, and Dr. Karen M. Fancher, MD, RMC, CPC, CANPC, CFPC

“Inpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI) has thrived since the implementation of MS-DRGs. More recently, it has grown in popularity commensurate with the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS. In some cases, organizations took a holistic approach to ICD-10, deliberately embedding CDI specialists within their owned or affiliated physician practices to ensure a smooth transition—thereby expanding CDI efforts into outpatient and ambulatory settings.”

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May 24, 2016 – ICD-10 Monitor Talk Ten Tuesdays Podcasts

Daria Bonner was a special guest on the Talk Ten Tuesday Podcast on ICD-10 Monitor on the subject of CDI and the Return of Sepsis. Click to listen.

May 23, 2016 – ICD-10: Preventing Medical Necessity Denials

Daria Bonner’s article was featured on ICD-10 Monitor. Read the full article here… ICD-10: Preventing Medical Necessity Denials

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February 18, 2016 – HIS Talk Practice Article

Daria Bonner’s article was featured on HIS Talk. Read the full article here… http://www.histalkpractice.com/2016/02/18/readers-write-from-complacency-to-compliance-how-physician-coder-training-systems-evolve-in-light-of-icd-10/

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February 1, 2016 – Magazine February 2016 Cover Story

Dari Bonner was featured in the latest edition of iCare Community Magazine.