Having past experience with Nuance, a Burlington, Mass.-based vendor at her previous position in a health system in central Florida, she recommended the introduction of a comprehensive CDI program.
“In Florida, what’s unique is that the state has a large number of international medical graduates that are licensed to work as physicians under the supervision of already [established] licensed physicians,” says Chicoye.
“We found that several of these international physicians were working in our hospitals looking for growth and opportunity, so we decided to recruit them for our CDI specialist roles.” The origin behind this unique approach, says Chicoye, was that physicians were less likely to bump heads with other physicians, especially ones who they knew or have worked with in the past. And while most systems face some degree of physician resistance to CDI, Baptist Health has received accolades both privately and in public forum for the work the specialists have done for the hospitals and the physicians, says Chicoye. The physicians and CEOs of our hospitals always make a point to applaud the CDI specialists for the hard work that they are doing.” As far as results go, Chicoye says the health system has “cleaned up.” The quality of the documentation in the medical records has significantly increased, making it a much better record and less likely to be pulled by the search,” she says.
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Health information management (HIM) and clinical staff form the core of CDI programs working within a multidisciplinary team to provide guidance on documentation challenges.
One health system in Coral Gables, Fla., Baptist Health South Florida, demonstrates that a CDI implementation is not a “one-size-fits-all” scenario.
Program class size ranges from 70-75 students per year, thereby maintaining a faculty student ratio of approximately 5:1.
By utilizing the resources available through the College of Health Care Sciences, the program strives to achieve excellence and assist students in reaching their maximum potential.