Clinical Documentation Improvement

In this program, Michelle McCormick, Revenue Integrity Director, Clinical Documentation Integrity and Mark LeBlanc, Manager Clinical Documentation Integrity, both at Stanford Health, discuss how they shaped their successful CDI program through the fundamentals of prioritization, clarity and transparency.



Michelle McCormick, RN, MBA-HCM, BSN, CCDS, CCS, CRCR

Revenue Integrity Director, Clinical Documentation Integrity

Stanford Health


Mark LeBlanc, RN, MBA, CCDS

Manager, Clinical Documentation Integrity

Stanford Health



Marilyn Sherrill

PI Program Director



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Show Notes:

[00:00 – 01:56]  CDI prioritization

[01:57 – 03:09]  When prioritizing DRG’s look for the unusual.

[03:10 – 05:05]  Clarity within the reporting process

[05:06 – 06:30]  Transparency and how it shapes future improvement initiatives

[06:31 – 07:56]  Feedback from their physician partners

[07:57 – 09:18]  Meaningful response rate advantages

[09:19 – 09:43]  Don’t try and boil the ocean



This presentation is intended for educational purposes only and does not replace independent professional judgment. The statements and opinions expressed are those of the speakers and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, do not represent the views or opinions of Stanford Health Care.  Stanford Health Care does not endorse or assume responsibility for the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented.


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