Coding Auditing/Validating CDI's Codes
Our coding team is working on auditing/validating the inpatient diagnosis and procedure codes that are coming to us from our concurrent CDI team review. We are interested in talking with anyone who may have already worked through and vetted this process. Can anyone comment on if your coders are using the CDI codes as a spring board and validating the diagnosis and/or procedure codes CDI has assigned? Or, are the coders starting fresh and recoding the account and then reconciling with what CDI has coded prior to billing?