ACDIS update: Welcome to new Regulatory Committee members

CDI Strategies - Volume 15, Issue 49

The ACDIS Regulatory Committee is tasked with reviewing regulatory policy and coding and clinical updates, commenting to agencies on behalf of ACDIS, and providing summary, interpretation, and analysis to the ACDIS membership.

The Committee has recently welcomed on a few new members. The current roster includes:

  • Haaris Ali, MD, CDIP, director of CDI services with Prospect Holdings at the Nix Health Hospital in San Antonio, Texas
  • Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS, CDI education specialist with HCPro/ACDIS in Middleton, Massachusetts
  • Donald A. Butler, RN, BSN, director of the clinical documentation physician advisor program with Vidant Health in Greeneville, North Carolina
  • Lynette Byerly, RN, CCDS, CCS, clinical documentation specialist auditor/trainer with University of Colorado Health in Aurora, Colorado
  • Lisa Daughtry, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, CDI query writer with Accuity in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Area
  • Lori Drodge, RHIT, CCS, DRG coordinator and CDI liaison at an acute care hospital in Maine
  • Andrea Eastwood, BAS, RHIA, system director, clinical encounter and documentation excellence with Trinity Health in Livonia, Michigan
  • Cheryl Ericson, RN, MS, CCDS, CDIP, clinical program manager with Iodine Software in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Julian Everett, BSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CDI specialist with Orlando Health Hospital in Orlando, Florida
  • Margaret Foley, PhD, CCS, RHIA, associate professor, HIM, with Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Leslie Forrester, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, operations SME with Accuity in Mount Laurel, New Jersey
  • Wendy Haney, RN, MSN, BSN, CCDS, quality and education specialist for CDI with Mayo Clinic Enterprise in Montgomery, Minnesota
  • Faisal Hussain, MD, CCDS, CDIP, CCS, corporate CDI director in clinical services with a large multi-hospital health system in Tennessee
  • Rabia Jalal, MBBS, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, RHIA, CDI specialist/senior clinical analyst with Optum360, Marian Regional Medical Center, in Santa Maria, California
  • Teresa Krepps, RHIT, CCS, CCDS, educator, clinical documentation excellence with Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Angelica Naylor, MBA, BSN, RN, CCDS, CCS, CDI consultant and manager with CorroHealth in Plano, Texas
  • Kay Piper, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, inpatient coding educator with SSM Health System in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Howard Rodenberg, MD, MPH, CCDS, physician advisor for CDI with Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Joanne Schade-Boyce, MS, BSDH, CPC, ACS, director of revenue integrity with a large healthcare system in Maine
  • Susan Wallace, MEd, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, FAHIMA, vice president of inpatient services with Administrative Consultant Service, LLC in Shawnee, Oklahoma

Welcome to our new Regulatory Committee members, and thank you all for your hard work! If you have a regulatory idea or would like to get in touch with the committee regarding an issue, contact co-chairs Sharme Brodie ( and Kay Piper (

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