CDI Integration and Analytics at Henry Ford Health System (PR1)

HFMA Peer Review® Session with Henry Ford Health System and 3M

Date & Time

Monday, November 3 — 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.


Stephen Hathaway, CPA
Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Revenue Officer
Henry Ford Health System

Susanne Gleason
Corporate Director, Health Information Management, Hospital Coding & Clinical Documentation Improvement
Henry Ford Health System


Henry Ford Health System centralized clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs at four acute-care hospitals under revenue cycle and implemented an approach to measuring program performance called DRG Group Analysis, demonstrating annual program value in excess of $10M.  Expansion across payors and utilization of principles used in ambulance triage and dispatch to prioritize case reviews are discussed

After This Session, You'll Be Able To:

  • Identify the people, process, and technology factors essential to integrating CDI across multiple facilities
  • Assess the limitations of standard metrics for measuring CDI benefits and outcomes
  • Learn and apply analytics to the CDI process to impact CDI outcomes while the patient is in-house, as well as analyze variance from peer groups, and demonstrate ROI
  • Evaluate the benefits of dynamic management of CDI staff deployment to optimize resources in real time