Hospitals Prioritize Clinical Documentation Improvement
Clinical documentation improvement was identified as a top priority by hospital technology, financial and physician leaders in a recent Black Book Market Research report.
“Because of increased patient engagement, the need for proper clinical documentation improvement driving quality outcome scores has never been more essential,” says Doug Brown, managing partner of Black Book.
Highlighted below are four additional findings from the survey.
- Nearly 25 percent of all U.S. hospitals now outsource some or all coding functions.
- Ninety-one percent of hospitals with more than 150 beds that outsource their CDI processes reported significant increases in appropriate revenue and proper reimbursements in the third quarter of 2018.
- Eighty-eight percent of hospitals confirm documented quality improvements and increases in case mix index within six months of CDI implementation.
- Eighty-nine percent of hospital financial officers say that the above factors do influence their motivation to adopt CDI practices.
—Adapted from “Black Book Survey: New Generation CDI Enhances Patient Care and Reduces Financial Risk,” Black Book Market Research, Oct. 19, 2018.