Additional "help" for CDI
Recently we have asked our organization to add additional staff to our department. We currently have 4 CDI specialists reviewing 78% of our Medicare population. We were approved for 1 additional CDS, and also told that we should explore whether we have non-bedside RNs who could potentially cross train with CDI and "help out". In an effort to take advantage of this offer, does anyone know how we could make this work? We essentially have a workflow like most all of you, we are 100% EHR, we reconcile with the coders, etc. My first thoughts are "there is no way someone can just come in and review charts 2 days a week and then leave the department; not able to follow up on queries, or reviews." However, I would like to know if there is any other ways that we could take advantage of additional help. Any additional comments, thoughts, questions would be appreciated. Thank you!