Health Information Management

Improve documentation with strong CDI specialist, program

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, August 1, 2009

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One member of the CDI team, the CDI specialist, will play a significant role in the success of a facility’s program and will be key in fostering strong relation-ships between coders, HIM professionals, physicians, and nurses.

It’s crucial to hire the right person for the job. But who should it be? A coder? A nurse? Someone with experience in both arenas? The answer to that central question will determine how your hospital’s CDI pro¬gram runs.

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