Clinical versus DRG validation is now a trending topic among coders and clinical documentation improvement specialists and even physicians. Buzz continues since the publication of 2017 ICD-10 guidelines revealed this dilemma. But never, until now, with this exclusive webcast, has the nexus of coding, clinical documentation review and clinical validation been boiled down to easy-to-understand concepts — concepts that could help you, as a professional, define your own future. Using the AHIMA practice belief, "Clinical Validation: The New Level of CDI," Laurie Johnson will guide you through essential questions such as "would coders be required to have nursing or physician training?" Or, "could having to know clinical indicators eliminate coding positions?"
The most important takeaway from this pivotal webcast is that by understanding the nexus of coding, CDI and clinical validation, you will be able to compare your facility's process with what will be discussed. You'll then know if there is an alignment or, rather, the need to identify and correct gaps.
During this time-sensitive webcast Laurie Johnson will...
- Explain the terms of coding, clinical documentation improvement, and clinical validation
- Review the resources that support these functions
- Discuss the implications of these processes
- Analyze the FY17 Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines for ICD-10-CM and how the coding process is supported by the recent changes
- Review some examples of queries, coding, and clinical validation