Jorde Spitler, BSN, RN, CCDS, is the Clinical Documentation Integrity Program Manager at Dayton Children’s Hospital. He has led the CDI program since its inception in 2017, achieving a remarkable 99% query response rate. Jorde has extensive experience in reviewing multiple specialties, including NICU, PICU, and Heme/Onc. He is known for his data-driven approach and has a wealth of experience in customizing dashboards and reports from the EMR. Additionally, Jorde is well-versed in dealing with insurance denials and is actively involved in writing appeals. He is passionate about educating providers and coding staff on the significance of comprehensive clinical documentation. Since 2021, Jorde has been a valuable member of the ACDIS Leadership Council.
With nearly 16 years of experience at Dayton Children’s, Jorde has worked in various nursing settings, including NICU, PICU, Emergency Room, Heme/Onc, Specialty Pediatrics, Outpatient Surgery, and Transport. He continues to work PRN in the ER at Dayton Children’s to maintain his clinical skills and build strong relationships with the providers.
Recently, Jorde spearheaded a problem-list initiative, focusing on the utilization and accuracy of the problem-list. He remains actively involved in assisting with problem-list initiatives at his organization. Currently, he is engaged in a project that involves reviewing Inpatient Behavioral Health encounters to ensure appropriate DRG assignments.