Richard D. Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS

The session will explain the contribution CDI programs can make to improving hospital quality reporting by collaborating with the quality department and reviewing pay-for-performance (P4P) reports for improvement opportunities. Actual P4P reports...

Barbara J. Brant, MPA, RN, CDIP, CCDS, CCS; Timothy J. Garrett, MD, MBA, FACEP, FACHE, CHCQM, CIC

This session will provide an internal view of Recovery Audit processes, from the inside perspective of a Recovery Auditor (Cotiviti Healthcare, Region 2 and Region 3). Discussion...

Join this session with representatives of the ACDIS Advisory Board as they offer an insider’s look at the CDI profession, including where it stands and how it must evolve. Membership survey results will be shared. The session will also include a look at how ACDIS is helping to shape the...

Tammy Combs, RN, MSN, CDIP, CCS, CDIP; Melanie Endicott, MBA/HCM, RHIA, CHDA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P

Clinical validation can be a challenging task for both CDI and coding professionals. The 2016 AHIMA practice brief “Clinical Validation: The Next Level of CDI” adds some clarity on this...

Alicia Kutzer, BS, Esq. LLM

Hear from an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and former QIC employee who was integral in developing training materials and presentations for proper adjudication of Medicare appeals, and defended claim denials at the reconsideration and ALJ levels of...

Ronald L. Hirsch, MD, FACP, CHCQM-PHYADV

While case management and utilization review staff are typically charged with implementing Medicare regulations, CDI professionals can play a key role in ensuring their hospital’s regulatory compliance. This session includes regulations...

Trey La Charité, MD, FACP, SFHM, CCDS

Got denials? This session will address the increasing volume of DRG-validation denials many facilities are currently experiencing. It will systematically review the known strategies utilized by Recovery Auditors to issue denials against your...

Cheryl Ericson, MS, RN, CCDS, CDIP; Wayne Little, CPA; Michelle M. Wieczorek, RN, RHIT, CPHQ

This session will provide an overview of “bundled payments,” i.e., episode payment models, and incorporate strategies for CDI efforts for those organizations seeking to minimize the...

Candace Blankenship, BSN, RN, CCDS; Deborah Neville, RHIA

The Maryland ACDIS chapter along with Elsevier invite you to learn more about the APR-DRG coding system. Join us to learn what secondary diagnoses impact the common APR-DRGs of CHF, CVA, COPD, AMI, and pneumonia for...

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