clinical documentation specialistsICD-10 continues to morph healthcare operations.  We’ve seen the increased demand for coding professionals to include an additional 23% demand on top of a 30% deficit before ICD-10 was even considered (see State of HIM report).  Now an in-depth article has been made available through the Online Research Journal that provides a great deal of information on the growth of the Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS) profession.

A few interesting statistics from the article include:

  • A Burning Glass Technologies report showed an increase in CDS jobs by 223% between 2007 and 2011
  • 2/3 of hospitals have already implemented a CDI program
  • 41% of those who have not implemented a CDI program plan to by 2014

You can find the full article here.  It is well worth a read!