Denials management and education at Henry Ford

With special guest Frank Levanduski, BBA, RHIT, CEMC, the manager of the documentation and coding education development and delivery teams, and Patty Vitasinski, RN, CCDS, the manager of CDI quality improvement for the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. Today’s show is co-hosted by Dawn Valdez, RN, LNC, CCDS, CDIP, a CDI education specialist at HCPro/ACDIS in Middleton, Massachusetts.

Featured solution:

Today’s featured ACDIS solution is the Live Virtual CDI Boot Camp®!

The Live Virtual CDI Boot Camp is ACDIS’ premier training for CDI specialists. Trusted by hundreds of CDI specialists as the go-to source for CDI education, this course defines the role of CDI specialists and provides comprehensive training on their responsibilities.

Improve your CDI know-how with ACDIS-endorsed best practices for medical record review and compliant physician querying. This class is taught live in a convenient virtual setting. Get the same small classes and personal touch and interaction we provide in the classroom!

Specifically, participants learn about MS-DRG methodology, including how MS-DRGs are assigned and how documentation affects code assignment and sequencing.

This is a rich, deep experience that includes discussion with CDI boot camp instructors regularly featured on the ACDIS Podcast.

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