CDI and Quality Reporting: How Healthcare Record Review Can Improve Outcomes

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CDI and Quality Reporting: How Healthcare Record Review Can Improve Outcomes

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Available May 2020

CDI and Quality Reporting: How Healthcare Record Review Can Improve Outcomes

Available May 2020

Quality of care is an emerging area of expansion for clinical documentation integrity (CDI) programs and professionals. As healthcare continues to move toward value-based purchasing and pay-for-performance reimbursement models, CDI efforts can target some of the risky diagnoses associated with those quality-of-care measures to ensure that ongoing CDI reviews don’t negatively affect quality scores of various types. CDI specialists and departments can use this comprehensive guide to advance to the next level of CDI—not just diagnosis review and clarification but how diagnoses affect hospital quality metrics and influence indirect revenues.

This book re-envisions CDI programs’ role in addressing documentation for quality of care measures bringing in the expert advice of past-ACDIS Advisory Board member Deanne Wilk, BSN, RN, CCDS, CCS, and her colleague, Ashley Vahey, BSN, RN, CCDS. These authors have decades of experience in the CDI realm and extensive knowledge about the intricacies of government endeavors in their field. They’ll provide case examples of how CDI can respond to changing initiatives and will contribute sample policies, procedures, and queries that will make this book a user-friendly, must-have addition to any CDI library.

This book will help CDI specialists:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of 2020 quality care metrics
  • Implement measurable strategies for improving their hospital profiles
  • Positively influence value-based incentive payments


Page count: 135
Dimensions: 8.5” X 11” perfect bound
ISBN: 978-1-64535-014-9

About the Authors

Deanne Wilk, BSN, RN, CCDS, CCSDeanne Wilk, BSN, RN, CCDS, CCS, is manager of CDI at Penn State Health in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Wilk’s experience spans 35 years in the healthcare field. Her primary nursing background includes telemetry and home health nursing. From her original CDI role, she transitioned into consulting and management. Over the years, she has worked on numerous educational projects, articles, contributed as a subject matter expert to CDI and coding coursework, and has spoken at numerous national and local conferences. Since 2015, she has been the co-host and founder of the Central Pennsylvania ACDIS chapter.


Ashley Vahey, BSN, RN, CCDSAshley Vahey, BSN, RN, CCDS, is a CDI specialist at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Vahey graduated from Moravian College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has spent her entire career at Penn State Hershey Medical Center where she has held various positions including direct care nurse, clinical head nurse, infection prevention practitioner, and CDI specialist. Currently, her CDI focus is mortality case review and organization quality initiatives. She has been a CDI specialist for four years and has her CCDS certification.