Susanne M. Warford, MBA-HCM, RN, CCDS, and Rita Fields, BSN, RN, CCDS

Outpatient programs continue to grow, and because integrating queries into the outpatient process is still fairly new, many compliance questions still remain. This presentation will focus on practical...

Susan A. Carrier, RN, BSN, MBA, CCDS, CPC, and Karen Frosch, CCS, CCDS, CRC, CPHQ

Hear how Christiana Care Hospital developed a viable ambulatory CDI program from initial concept to the present day. Our speakers will share their development timeline, analytics used, results to...

Join outpatient CDI specialists from around the country as they share quick-hit ideas in an entertaining lightning round format.

Lisa Ann Farhar, RN, MSN, MBA, CCDS, and Rebecca "Ali" Williams, MSN, RN, CCDS

This session will provide obtain key information regarding clinical validation and industry standards for documentation. It will assist seasoned CDI professionals in training others and educating...

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

It may be difficult to convince leadership of the need for an ambulatory CDI program when budgets are tight. If you are starting an ambulatory CDI program or contemplating doing so, this session is for you. You’ll hear how Novant Health...

Sonia Trepina, MPA, and Brett B. Senor, MD, CRC, CCDS

So often we wonder why numbers are not consistent from one analysis to the next. We might assume that one of the analyses is wrong or conducted differently. Whether you are entering into a Medicare Advantage risk adjustment...

Jessica Vaughn, RN, MSN, CCDS, Melinda Matthews, RN, BSN, MHA, CCDS, CDIP, and Sandra Love, RN, BSN, CCDS

The CDI program at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a pioneer in CDI. Since its inception, nearly 20 years ago, the program has demonstrated...

Richard D. Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS

Participants will learn the diagnostic criteria for diabetic complications that constitute HCCs, documentation requirements, and coding. The Official Coding Guideline requirements for coding and reporting of outpatient diagnoses will be...

Amy J. Fulp, RN, BSN, MHA, CPC, CDEO, CRC

Provider education is imperative to any CDI program, but the unique dynamic that is ambulatory CDI makes that education a challenge. In this session, you’ll hear how Novant Health ambulatory CDI nurses educate providers, from initial...

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