Megan H. Cortazzo, MD

Success hinges on developing strong and collaborative relationships within the hospital system. No matter where your organization is currently with respect to the development of your CDI program, this session provides insight into key stakeholders,...

Karen Bridgeman, MSN, RN, CCDS

This session will focused on the unique clinical indicators for malnutrition and respiratory failure in the pediatric and neonatal population. Participants reviewed compliant queries and develop strategies for physician engagement.

Karen D. Elmore, RN, BSN, CCDS, & Julie Weiss, RN, CCDS, CCS, CRC

Attendees learned how to add sparkle to your program by providing a second look at the records prior to the record being billed. Learn ways to advance to the next level in record review with the addition of a...

James M. Taylor, MD, FAAFP, CRC

Attendees learned strategies for physician buy-in, embedding CDI into the physician culture, and experiences of working CDI into both a large (1,000 physician) group as well as a small (50 physician) group practice.

Judy Moreau, MBA, RN, & Andrea J. McLeod, RHIA

Attendees walked away with examples from the Trinity Health CDI strategy and playbook as well as gained an understanding of how to use tools and technology to support outpatient CDI. Attendees saw how Trinity is measuring...

Nicole Fox, MD, MPH, CPE

All areas touching documentation need to work in synergy to be fully functional. This session is for any professional who is ready to move the needle on their CDI program but requires tangible, widely applicable methods to do so. Topics covered included...

Nicole Cuellar, RN, BSN, CCDS

Insurance denials affect every institution, and defending them is likely a familiar subject. However, this can become more complicated in pediatric populations. Auditors often use adult clinical criteria to establish when a diagnosis is invalid....

Mel Tully, MSN, CCDS, CDIP, & Amy S. Leopard, JD, MS

As clinical documentation advances across practices and integrates with the EHR and enabling CAPD and AI technologies, new compliance risks arise. In this session, attendees identifed ways in which accelerated EHR and other...

Barinder K. Gill, CCS, CDIP, CCDS

Burn coding is unique in that physicians should be specific in documenting certain parameters of burn patients. Degree of burns, extent of burns (total extent, each degree burn extent), location of burns, and type of burns are information that is...

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