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Clinical Documentation Improvement Program (CDI)


The Challenge


Many hospitals have implemented clinical documentation improvement programs over the past few years. Some are successful; others are not. Most are not meeting the full potential.


ICD-10 is a game changer.


The best CDI practices, software, and staff cannot be successful without physician support. If you are not seeing consistently excellent documentation, there is high risk of substantial denials post ICD-10. Even high functioning programs need to make adjustments.


We can help you make the crucial documentation shift to ICD-10 and for current improvement.


Why KHC?

  • Our approach was developed by and is led by some of the most experienced CDI people in the industry. It is not a “one size fits all” approach.
  • We build on your existing foundation providing what you need when you need it. For example, as you expand to a new specialty or service line we can provide the analytics and training for just that specialty or service line (i.e., Obstetrics).
  • We utilize data mining to provide comprehensive, yet inexpensive, opportunity identification using your claims data. This approach is significantly faster than typical medical records-based assessments and provides a variety of data “slices”- i.e., departmental as well as service line.
  • We employ a denial prevention mindset using data from a variety of internal data to solve the right problems.
  • Physician-led physician education.
  • Custom CDIS education focused on your specific opportunities. We use your medical records to make training relevant and effective.
  • It is a “speed to value” approach that generates results fast.

KOHLER HealthCare Consulting, Inc. (KHC) offers experienced CDI staff with years of experience. This broad base of experience brings a mature, open-minded perspective to your specific needs.


KHC Resources


  • Naturally we have experienced RNs and coders.
  • We also have a full-time dedicated CDI Physician Educator allowing us to bring physician peer-to-peer education, mentoring, and program guidance.
  • In addition, we have a full-time AHIMA certified ICD-10 trainer with many years of CDI experience.
  • Should you need interim CDI staff, we have resources and relationships that can help you achieve ROI quickly.
  • With more than 25 KHC professionals, we offer the resources of larger firms without the overhead costs.


Goals are Customized, Targeted Outcomes Often Include:

  • Preparation for ICD-10
  • Improved physician understanding of medical documentation
  • Improved hospital and medical staff quality and severity profiles
  • Reduced denials
  • Reduction in days of unbilled accounts receivable
  • Improved coding accuracy and efficiency
  • Reduced risk of noncompliance
  • Increase in Case Mix Index


Call Charlotte Kohler at (410) 461 − 5116
to help put the pieces together.


Collaboration + Knowledge = Sustainable Results

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