Thursday Jan 20, 2022

CDI technology – Part 2

This episode continues an examination of CDI software, considering how best to use the technology and take into account the need for critical thinking beyond it. Cutting-edge automation does not replace the skills of CDI specialists and coders.


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:

[00:49] Essentials to keep in mind when using CDI software technology during concurrent review

[02:10] Origins of CDI technology

[03:30] Virtual versus in-person

[04:13] Interrelationship of CDI specialists and coders

[06:10] The perfect marriage

[07:22] Keys to success

[09:04] Partnering with physicians


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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