The Complete Guide to CDI Management

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Managing a CDI department can be a daunting task for new and seasoned managers alike. The Complete Guide to CDI Management provides CDI program managers and directors with insight into the most common issues associated with implementing, staffing, running, and growing a CDI department. The book also covers core skills such as auditing and metrics, and it provides strategies for overcoming challenges related to electronic records, changing regulatory landscapes, and resource limitations.

The Complete Guide to CDI Management incorporates the deep expertise of multiple authors with varied backgrounds who have come together to share their firsthand knowledge. From reporting structures and productivity measurement to defining a mission and physician engagement, this definitive resource addresses the wide array of issues facing CDI managers and directors in today's hospital environment.

Table of Contents

About the Authors

Introduction

Chapter 1: An Introduction to CDI for the New Manager

History of Coded Data
The Medical Coder
The Prospective Payment System
Adding Severity Into the DRG Methodology
CDI Basics
Summary

Chapter 2: Growing a CDI Department

The Traditional Role of CDI
CDI Review Population
Principal Diagnosis Assignment
Types of DRG Reviews
Quality Focus
Summary

Chapter 3: Developing Relationships

Sharing the Mission
Physician Engagement
Obstacles to Developing a Physician Relationship
Leveraging Queries as an Educational Tool
The Art of Clinical Validation
The Query Format
Query Templates
Fostering a Relationship With Coding
Networking
Summary

Chapter 4: Department Structures and Staffing Expectations

Department Structures
Staffing/Hiring
Physician Advisor
Creating a Career Ladder
Continuing Education
CDI Department Meetings
Evaluations
Credentialing
Initialing vs. Revitalizing
Summary

Chapter 5: Demonstrating the Return on Investment

Measuring Success
Productivity and Sample Metrics
Summary

Chapter 6: Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Organization Issues
Resource Issues
Summary

Appendixes

Appendix A: Resources