An effective clinical documentation improvement program is one of the best ways to ensure that you:
- Receive appropriate credit for complexity of the patient population you treat
- Mitigate medical necessity and other risk
- Implement the new ICD-10 coding system
The key is engaging physicians and clinical staff to better document the disease process and procedures performed – from identifying the principal diagnosis and comorbidities, to validating that the patients are truly ill. Panacea’s consultants have clinical experience and relate well to physicians and staff to gain their support and full participation.
If you have a clinical documentation improvement program, it can likely be strengthened. If you don’t have a program, it is essential to create one. Panacea® experts, including physicians and consultants can get your program where it needs to be to drive measurable success.