CDS and HIM Collaboration

ICD-10 will have a major impact on how health information management is handled and cataloged. Coding becomes far more nuanced, and it’s important for healthcare organizations to be prepared for the change.

Is your clinical documentation ready?

Comprehensive CDI Coverage

At MRA, we provide top-notch documentation education so your coders and clinical documentation specialists (CDS) perform ahead of the curve. We improve collaboration between clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and health information management (HIM), including the following:

  • ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 technical training and cross training for HIM coding staff
  • ICD-10-CM/ICD-10-PCS transition training programs
  • Regulatory compliance education and training services
  • Case study preparation and specialty training programs design
  • Mediation of coding and DRG discrepancies between coding and CDI teams

If these services do not cover your CDI needs, we also offer tailored training programs.

The Importance of CDS Education

Savvy healthcare organizations recognize that change comes rapidly in HIM. Combined clinical documentation training for both CDS’s and coders is necessary to internalize these changes.

Strong handshakes between CDS’s and coders are effective in winning auditor appeals, reducing denial risk, and improving your physicians’ documentation.

With our 30 years of experience in the field, MRA is the right choice to assist your healthcare organization with clinical documentation improvement and CDS education. Contact us for a consultation to learn how we can educate your staff, provide greater net returns, and a higher standard of patient care.

" One thing that stands out about MRA is their excellent customer service. The MRA staff is VERY knowledgeable. "

- HIM Director, Children’s Hospital

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To learn more about our clinical documentation improvement program we offer at MRA, we encourage you to contact us for a consultation.

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