Advocating for Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) in the Physician Office setting makes sense on a number of levels. In 2018, CMS reported that it paid $31.62 billion in improper payments on behalf of its beneficiaries. They further maintain that majority of the payment errors were related to documentation errors.
The collaborative nature of the process allows coders and providers to work together to improve accuracy and efficiency. This approach enables a practice to develop an individual approach toward improving documentation and revenue integrity.
A significant benefit is that the nature of the shared assessment does not become an audit of the provider. Rather, it is an opportunity for providers to have their specific needs met. The resulting improved outcomes, in turn, positively impact the bottom line.
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