Our hospital is in the beginning phases of implementing CDI in our ED. Any information would be greatly appreciated...hours for CDS, workflow processes, roadblocks, etc.
What I've experienced for our CDI program was to somehow get our foot in the door. While we're not doing outpt CDI yet, being invited to departmental meetings (not only ED) or case rounds or other staff meetings was a big step for us. It allowed us to put education topics on the table and became a short discussion. The biggest obstacle was coming up with material that we could compress into a 5-minute presentation - kind of like the theme for the ACDIS conference this year... what's the one thing we wanted the physicians to take away.
Thank you all for your responses. Our providers in ED are eager to start CDI in ED, since we recently found out it was added to their contracts. So they are willing to work with us, which is a great first step. The world of professional billing is very new to me and I am still trying to fully understand that portion. This is an exciting project and I look forward to jumping in. Any more tips and tricks would be great, I also appreciate feedback!