Allen R. Frady, RN, BSN, CCS, CRC, CCDS, & Faisal Hussain, MD, CCDS, CDIP, CCS

Attendees explored the more controversial and confusing aspects of regulations governing code assignment and CDI reviews as the speakers reviewed common roadblocks to accurate reporting.

Elizabeth Petersen

During this presentation, Simplify Compliance’s head of professional development led an inspiring discussion of CDI thought leaders on effective management skills and career building.

Erin Head, MBA, RHIA, CHDA, CHTS-TR

Concurrent reviews and timely abstraction of data are critical to improving patient outcomes. This presentation discussed the integration of CDI professionals into quality department efforts to track Patient Safety Indicators, regulatory...

James P. Fee, MD, CCS, CCDS

This presentation demonstrated the course of the CDI profession in tackling quality, risk adjustment, and utilization. Through a mosaic of case study examples, attendees  learned how CDI contributes to improving the “Triple Aim” of advancing healthcare...

Vaughn M. Matacale, MD

If attendees were questioning if, why, or how clinical validation should be done, they joined this session’s speaker to explore current views by reviewing published guidance and exploring potential methods to organize and formalize a clinical validation...

Kimberly Charles, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CEMC

During this presentation, participants learned how to identify the overarching criteria for physician evaluation and management (E/M) services coding. Attendees reviewed guidelines for addressing the chief complaint, medical decision-making...

James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS

Anyone invested in CDI must be familiar with ICD-10-CM/PCS coding conventions, particularly official advice from the American Hospital Association’s Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS. This lecture outlined ICD-10-CM/PCS coding...

Staci L. Josten, RN, BSN, CCDS, & Tara Bell, MSN, RN, CCDS, CCM

During this session, participants learned what makes a good leader and how to further develop an effective CDI team. Attendees obtained practical tips on selecting the best CDI candidates, establishing a...

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