COLLIERVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Enjoin, a physician-directed clinical documentation integrity company, announced today the availability of their new CDocT® module to support clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs as they expand into value-based reimbursement and quality measure initiatives. CDocT complements Enjoin's existing service CDIe which focuses on clinical documentation education and training pertinent to claims-based quality outcomes.
Enjoin will demonstrate the CDocT module at the AHIMA16 Convention & Exhibit in booth #1804 and during AHIMA's Product World on Tuesday Oct. 18th at 2pm. Non-attendees can request a demonstration at www.enjoincdi.com/cdoct.
"CDI programs have become a top priority for healthcare's bottom line. As more providers and health systems are evaluated on risk adjusted clinical outcomes, the need for careful and complete documentation of the full patient condition is vital to correctly assign patients to cohorts and accurately report observed over expected performance," said Garry L. Huff, M.D., CCS, CCDS, president and CEO of Enjoin. "Simply querying physicians across a small subset of an organization's cases for CC or MCC capture is no longer enough. Programs need to do more."
"CDI programs are expanding to meet this industry requirement and drive accurate code capture and reporting for value-based programs," said Wendy Clesi, RN, CCDS, CDIP, Executive Director of CDI and member of the ACDIS Advisory Board. However, most CDI programs are already understaffed and lack budgetary resources to expand their programs into value-based and quality areas. Applications like CDocT can help by facilitating the identification of requirements and incorporating learned concepts into operational CDI practices.
CDocT synthesizes CMS claims based quality measures and risk adjustment methodology for value-based quality outcomes to pinpoint areas for targeted improvement. The scope of measures includes risk adjusted readmission, mortality and complication measures, as well as Patient Safety Indicator 90. The module supports the healthcare organization's CDI program in three ways:
Organizational training—Training resources and case studies are used to train key providers and stakeholders throughout the organization on clinical documentation integrity concepts impactful to value based outcomes.
Operationalize learned concepts—Quality measure checklists, links to measure specifications, ICD-10 code risk adjustment tables, weight graphs and key condition matrices are included to promote and support clinical documentation capture.
Deliver timely updates—Updates are provided as quality measures evolve and/or are refined.
CDocT was developed by Enjoin board-certified physicians and CDI experts using a clinically oriented approach. Evidence based clinical definitions, clinical indicators, physician documentation tips and CDI team tips for over 150 diagnoses are included.
With thirty years of direct physician leadership, Enjoin ensures evidenced-based care is accurately reflected through precise documentation and coding for value-based reimbursement. Enjoin clients achieve a demonstrable improvement in CMI, coding accuracy, quality metrics, risk adjustment and physician alignment. For more information, visit enjoincdi.com.
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