Christopher G. Bresette, CPA

This session will review OIG audits and scope of work of particular interest to CDI professionals operating in the outpatient setting. Attendees will hear straight from the OIG about a recent audit of a Medicare Advantage program that revealed high-...

Karen Newhouser, RN, BSN, CCM, CCDS, CCDS-O, CCS, CDIP

A firm understanding of evaluation & management (E/M) code assignment factors will help ensure not only physician support for CDI efforts on the inpatient side but also medical record and reimbursement accuracy on the...

Jessica Vaughn, MSN, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CRC, and Jason Jobes, BA, MSPA

The outpatient CDI program at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, leverages data analysis and strategic multidisciplinary partnerships to provide a unique approach for CDI to target...

James W. Manz, MD, CCDS-O

Session participants will walk through several clinical documentation scenarios for some of the most commonly identified improvement opportunities in the outpatient setting with a founding member of ACDIS’ Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist...

Laurie Benz, CCS, CPC, and Christine Poleon

With the amount of data growing every day, it can be hard to know what to do with it or how to get your priorities organized, but data dumps needn’t throw a wrench in your CDI program’s workflow. This session will provide insight on how...

Brett Senor, MD, CRC, CCDS

New to the world of risk adjustment methodologies? Would you like to understand the history, current state, and future outlook for risk adjustment reimbursement? Whether you are new to risk adjustment or want to prepare for 2020, this session is for you...

Bobbie Starkey, RHIT, CCS-P

In the emergency department (ED), charges come in from various ancillary departments: radiology, labs, respiratory therapy, cardiology, etc. CDI specialists, coders, and quality professionals should understand how the charges work, including drug...

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