Angela Carmichael, MBA, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, CRC

In this session, audience members will take away an understanding of how data analytics can help drive success with risk adjustment programs in inpatient and outpatient care settings. The speaker will present a road map for...

Amber Sterling, RN, BSN, CCDS

CDI programs in emergency services carry a unique set of challenges for everyone involved: CDI specialists, case managers, and physicians. These five strategies will position CDI directors to launch a successful documentation improvement initiative...

Yvonne R. Whitley, RN, BSN, CPC, CRC, CDEO

Ambulatory CDI is in its infancy, but Novant Health implemented a program three years ago and has made significant progress with providers’ specificity with diagnoses and documentation. The audience will learn how Novant implemented and...

Gopi Astik, MD; Kristine Green, RN, BSN; Charlotta Weaver, MD, MS

Modern CDI programs have built strategies to perform secondary reviews on HAC and PSI cases to decrease false positives and ensure accurate public reporting. Northwestern Memorial Hospital moved beyond HACs and...

Marion G. Kruse, RN, MBA

Wondering what MACRA, HCCs, and RAF are, and their relationship to outpatient documentation? Tired of hearing all the rhetoric and none of the solutions? This session describes how to leverage your current technology, data, and institutional knowledge to...

Lisa M. Adkins, MSN, RN, CPNP, CRCR, CPHM; Valerie A. Bica, BSN, RN

Are you a pediatric hospital faced with the uncertainty of ACO involvement and increased denials from payers for “non-specific codes”? Learn how Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware,...

Kathryn DeVault, MSL, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA; Beth Wolf, MD, CCDS, CPC

This session will examine specific outpatient settings such as home health, hospice, outpatient infusion centers, and clinics with employed providers, each with inter-related requirements for documentation,...

Beverly R. Lambert, RN, BSN; Jeff Morris, RN, BSN, CCDS

The presentation will show The University of South Alabama Children’s and Women’s Hospital’s road map to successful program development and maintenance. Attendees will learn key areas for assessment prior to program...

Mary S. Alvarado, MD; Andrea Benzing, CPC; Jennifer M. Conroy, BSN, RN

This session is presented by Gundersen Health System’s CDI ambulatory physician leader, also a practicing OB/GYN staff physician with firsthand knowledge of the multitude of challenges facing a busy ambulatory...

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