Thursday Jan 13, 2022

CDI technology – Part 1

Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) is crucial for full and accurate reimbursement and reduced compliance risks. Many software programs provide automation to assist coding and prioritization. However, clinical documentation specialists (CDSs) and coding professionals need to use these enhanced software tools along with critical thinking skills to take advantage of query opportunities. On this episode, we’ll discuss how to effectively use CDI technology.


Guest speaker:

Rachel Mack, MSN, CCDS, CDIP, CCS, CRC

Consulting Director, Clinical Documentation




Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Principal, Clinical Operations and Quality



Show Notes:

[01:40] Each physician document holds importance for the patient

[02:10] Origins of CDI technology

[03:21] CDI technology today: advantages and drawbacks

[06:28] Example: when there’s a need to avoid technology dependence

[07:43] Need for critical thinking apart from the technology

[09:48] Choose the software well


Links | Resources:

To contact Modern Practice:

Rachel Mack’s contact email:

What is CDI and how does it impact you? (AAPM) Click here

Addressing Provider Clinical Documentation Challenges: New Technology Solutions Improve Accuracy (Vizient) Click here

Vizient’s CDI App Click here

What Does a Clinical Documentation Specialist Do Day-to-Day? Click here


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