Top 3 Reasons to Implement an Outpatient CDI Program

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Although CDI programs have typically been implemented in the inpatient setting, many organizations are beginning to turn their attention toward outpatient documentation as well. That’s because many of the same documentation deficiencies occur in both settings. Poor outpatient documentation—particularly in the emergency department (ED) record—can also affect inpatient code assignment. As third-party auditors continue to scrutinize both inpatient and outpatient …