interventions to improve outcomes. How can ACOs identify these
patients? Coded data based on clinical documentation. CDI plays
an important role in obtaining this documentation.
Articulating Benefits of Population Health CDI
As with any CDI effort, it is important to continually articulate the
benefits of the program to ensure continued executive sponsor-
ship and physician buy-in. In addition to revenue accuracy, focus
on changes in RAF scores over time, improvements in provider en-
gagement and satisfaction, and improvements in patient safety. ¢
1. National Association of ACOs. Medicare Shared Savings
Program Track 1 ACOs survey results. Press release. May
2, 2018. www.naacos.com/press-release-may-2-2018.
James P. Fee ( firstname.lastname@example.org) is CEO and Sonia Trepina ( email@example.com) is director of population health CDI services at Enjoin. Jennifer Boles ( firstname.lastname@example.org) is system manager, ambulatory CDI, and
Joel Sparks ( email@example.com) is program manager, process excellence at
Population Health CDI
Generates ACO Shared Savings
Five Population Health CDI Best Practices
1. Create a corporate-level CDI team with executive
2. Identify at least one physician champion who can
engage all providers, including those working in independent practices.
3. Launch a CDI program as soon as possible while
forming an ACO.
4. Let data analytics combined with operational insights drive the direction of your program.
5. Understand baseline documentation before launching the CDI program.
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HIM Domain Area: Clinical Data Management
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