Janell Murray, BSN, RN, CCDS
Denice Piwowar, BSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP

The majority of CDI teams operate remotely in today’s CDI landscape, making education and orientation for new staff members a challenging endeavor. Those developing the educational programs and those going...

Suma Chacko, MBA, RHIA, CCS
Carrie Horn, MSHA, BBA, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CRC, CPC
Michelle Spera, MSN, RN, CPC-A

What does it mean to have an “advanced” CDI program? In this session, attendees will learn how Baylor Scott & White Health has developed and structured a...

Michelle McCormack, MBA/HCM, BSN, RN, CCS, CCDS, CRCR, and Yasar Suleman, MBA/HCM, MBBS, CCS, CCDS, CAPM, CRCR

Like many organizations, Stanford Health Care was being pressured from both sides: Outside vendors would tell them they were missing potential revenue, while the...

Laura Werner, DC, RN, MSN-Ed, CDIP, CCS, and Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS

Hospital inpatient clinical and coding denials have increased substantially over the years. HIM/coding and CDI departments, however, can partner to address these denials, making a manageable...

Kim Hefelfinger, RN, CCDS, CCM, and Whitney Bardowell, MSN, RN, CCDS

Education is at the heart of all CDI efforts. In this session, attendees will learn strategies and build their educational toolbelt to help them implement CDI educational efforts or expand their current ones....

Penny Jefferson, MSN, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CCS, CRC, CHDA, CRCR, and Tami L. McMasters-Gomez, MHL, BS-HIM, CCDS, CDIP

CDI professionals play a critical role in ensuring accurate and complete clinical documentation that is aligned with coding guidelines and payer requirements....

Sherian Kelley, RN, CCDS
Teresa Helwig, BSN, RN, CCDS

This session will provide a comprehensive look at how the role of a CDI specialist affects far-reaching areas of the denials management landscape, beyond the usual focus area of clinical validation denials. A CDI...

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