Case Study: The University of Kansas Hospital Authority - CDI
The University of Kansas Hospital (KUHA) engaged Huron to improve an existing clinical documentation program that was not accurately tracking financial and Case Mix Index (CMI) improvement. Leadership sought to improve financials, accuracy, and profiling scores by accurately reflecting acuity and complexity of care.
Huron implemented its Clinical Documentation Improvement solutions, ensuring that documentation fully and accurately reflects the severity of illness, complexity of care, and resources consumed. The engagement led to significant increases in the percentage of the patient population reviewed, improvements to physician clarification rate and physician response rate, and a $10.8 million CDI benefit.
Speaking about the partnership, Collette Lask, Vice President of Revenue Cycle at KUHA said,“Huron’s team of clinical experts helped us take our solid existing CDI program to the next level. The engagement increased CMI accuracy and empowered our CDI specialists to perform at their highest level. More importantly, it significantly increased physician engagement. The project exceeded our goals."
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