Show your work
Kalena shares that in the fairly new, evolving field of CDI, it is challenging to get everyone on staff on board with the idea that CDI is beneficial.
7:57 “I think it’s transitioning and making sure that executive leadership understands transitioning CDI, which typically, at most facilities or health systems report under revenue cycle side, but we’re transitioning more to quality focuses.”
CDI brings improvement on both the financial and patient-outcome fronts. To put it simply, it helps you show your work. CDI helps capture the complexity and severity of the patient, and capture how hard providers are working and everything they are doing for that patient. The more accurate this picture is, the better, for facilities, providers, and patients.
12:47 “We never want to lose sight that yeah it was originally a fiscally generated… concept, but when we get an accurate record, everything follows... We don’t want to just focus on money.”