COLLIERVILLE, Tenn.—July 9, 2019-Enjoin, a physician-directed clinical documentation improvement (CDI) services provider, announces a nationwide population health CDITM initiative that unites the company’s recognized expertise in physician documentation with providers’ rapid move toward risk. The program’s linchpin—collaboration between Enjoin physicians, healthcare provider data and at-risk organizations—results in a true depiction of the complete patient story and more accurate clinical data. With a documentation and patient-centric culture, patients benefit from advancing care models while providers achieve accurate risk adjustment and improved quality scores for the organization and its members.
“Many healthcare organizations are taking on more risk and in doing so, make the mistake of focusing exclusively on cost reduction, when their strategy should instead be twofold: Reduce costs and improve documentation,” said Enjoin CEO, Dr. James Fee. “Documentation is the single most important element that defines the complexity and morbidity of a patient population. In fact, improved provider documentation is a critical first step to positively impact care delivery.”
Enjoin supports population health initiatives in four key areas:
- Reduce patient leakage. Accurate documentation drives the data that helps organizations identify opportunities for new patient services, new contractual relationships and other changes necessary to retain patients within the ACO by improving patient access and the care experience.
- Maximize pay-for-performance reimbursement. Accurate documentation helps providers close gaps in care, thereby driving better outcomes through preventive medicine and avoidance of “never events” and hospital-acquired conditions.
- Reduce utilization. Accurate documentation helps organizations reduce costly hospitalizations, emergency department visits and 30-day readmissions.
- Support chronic disease management. Accurate documentation enables organizations to target and engage high-risk patients with meaningful interventions.
A long-time Enjoin partner validates the shift in this CDI evolution. “We’re finding that we have to work with other stakeholders in and out of our organization for true value-based care. With 1,137 providers in our network, documentation remains a top priority,” said Jennifer Boles, system manager, ambulatory CDI, Baptist Health. “Breaking down silos and working as a team across the healthcare continuum with documentation at the core is the future of CDI.
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Value-based care and risk adjustment methodologies for payment and performance requires increased transparency into providers’ performance and data integrity. With thirty years of direct physician leadership, Enjoin delivers complete solutions for clinical documentation integrity across the continuum and ensures evidenced-based care is accurately reflected through precise documentation and coding. Enjoin clients achieve a demonstrable improvement in CMI, coding accuracy, quality metrics, risk adjustment and physician alignment. For more information, visit enjoincdi.com.