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CDI program analysis: An overview

Strategies for Health Care Compliance, February 1, 2013

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Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs aim to ensure complete documentation with clear and specific details to facilitate timely coding of the severity of illness (SOI) of patients. The goal is ­attaining this documentation in real time so the medical record is clear and without need for further clarification when the ­patient is discharged. This facilitates timely billing.

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