Boyle, G; Combs, T; Endicott, M; Ewoteria, O; Kravtsova, M; Lo, W; Sezginis, Nilgun
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Proceedings of AHIMA’s 2017 Summit on Clinical Documentation Improvement: Advancing the Documentation Journey
AHIMA held a clinical documentation improvement (CDI) summit on July 31–August 1, 2017. The summit is an annual AHIMA event that brings together speakers with expertise in advancing the documentation journey in today’s complex healthcare environment. Speakers discussed their experiences with advancing mobile query technology, documentation nuances, the relationship between the physician and the electronic health record (EHR), and federal recoupment initiatives. Additional topics focused on program improvement efforts and leadership, outpatient CDI, physician engagement and education, coding and CDI synergy, clinical validation, CDI in specialty areas, and regulatory issues. The summit is an excellent venue for the sharing of best practices, challenges and issues affecting CDI oversight and management. This paper summarizes the speakers’ presentations and the key takeaways from the summit as shared by the 2017 CDI Summit Program Committee.