Kathy Dorich, RN, CCDS, CPHQ; Kelly Tarpey, RN, MS, CPHQ

This session will describe through case study the journey and tools the CDI and coding professionals at 11-hospital system Advocate Healthcare adopted to bring closer alignment across the two teams. Examples, tools, and...

Rani Vivian Stoddard, MBA, RN, CPHQ, RHIT, CCDS

This session demonstrates how a midsized standalone hospital used a variety of tracking tips and techniques to parse CDI data and metrics to reveal useful trends and information. This includes CMI, unspecified code usage, PSIs, and...

Rishi R. Bakshi, DO, MS, BS

This presentation describes how a large academic medical center leveraged the EMR to enhance CDI. It describes how solutions can be built into provider documentation workflow in the EMR for primary capture of diagnoses, allowing for sustainable...

James P. Fee, MD, CCS, CCDS; Michael D. Teague, MD, SFHM, CCDS

This session features a case study of a successful development of a physician advisor program, which includes selecting the most appropriate individual, comprehensive education, and mentoring. Presenters share...

Lara M. Faustino, RN, BSN, CCDS; Kara Masucci, RN, MSN, CCDS; Rebecca R. Willcutt, RN, BSN, CCS, CCDS, CDIP

This session includes a panel discussion by CDI management and staff at Boston Medical Center and Cooper University Hospital. A 100% remote and a hybrid model will be...

Janie Gafford, RN, BSN, CCDS, CDIP; Susan Tiffany, RN, CCDS

This presentation discusses how the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center implemented a quality improvement (QI) program to enhance its CDI program. Processes and challenges as well as tools, time frames, and sample sizes are...

Natalie Esquibel, MS, BSN, RN, CCDS; Carrie E. Willmer, BS, BSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP

This session describes how to train CDSs and break down specific concepts to help them understand the big picture of CDI. It provides insight on how to measure the growth and success of a new CDS...

Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, CCDS; Laurie Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC

Presenters lead their “families” in a lighthearted review of coding guidelines related to sequencing, principal diagnosis selection, and clinical indicators related to...

Amy Czahor, RHIT, CDIP, CCS; Angela Franceschi, RN, BA/BS

Today’s CDI directors must be able to immediately identify the root cause of CDI program disparities and query rate fluctuations. Data is the answer. Join this session to explore how one large, multi-hospital health system...

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