Your time is limited.
Is it possible to do much more,
even with limited time and staff?
The world of CDI is expanding
CDI teams are broadening scope beyond MS-DRG to include severity of illness, risk of mortality, mortality reviews, HAC/PSI, clinical validation, and outpatient reviews. They also want to expand beyond Medicare to review Medicaid, commercial, and all other payers.
You know you can’t review all payers, for all areas of review, every day, because you don’t have enough people…or do you?
Information in your EMR, labs, documentation, and other clinical data can help determine which cases are more likely to have documentation improvement opportunity and should be reviewed first when time is limited. With Iodine's solution, your team receives automatically-generated, prioritized list of cases for review based on that critical data you already own.
Why do some cases represent a greater opportunity
for documentation improvement?
Some are more complex than others
One-third or more of cases may never have a complication, comorbidity or other issue, but the technology provided to CDI teams does not tell them which cases they should focus on first when their time is limited.
Some don't need to be re-reviewed
It's common for re-reviews to be performed 2 to 3 days after initial reviews—whether or not there's yet an opportunity to improve documentation—because current technology doesn’t alert CDI specialists when relevant clinical data has been added or changed.
Some are already correctly documented
Current technology used by CDI specialists is unable to determine which cases have likely been sufficiently documented, so specialists spend time reviewing these cases instead of the cases that need more attention.