Essentia Health employee receives national award of recognition

Tracy Boldt (center) received a national award at the ACDIS Conference in San Antonio. She is pictured with Dr. Robert Erickson, (left) Essentia Health Physician Adviser, and the ACDIS Director Brian Murphy.

Essentia Health Clinical Documentation (CDI) Manager Tracy Boldt has been honored with a national award of Recognition of Professional Achievement from the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS).

“Tracy goes above and beyond to make a substantial difference in the field of CDI and here with staff who are devoted to her and highly engaged in making a difference in the documentation and health care delivery at Essentia Health,” said Faye Bakke, who is the clinical documentation improvement supervisor in Essentia’s Revenue Services, who nominated Boldt.

Clinical documentation specialists ensure accuracy and quality among medical coders, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare staff. They maintain charts, medical records, and reports and solve any issues involving documentation.

ACDIS is a community of CDI professionals who share tested tips, tools and strategies to implement successful CDI programs. Its mission is to bring CDI specialists together for improvement.