Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, Director of Coding and Classification, American Hospital Association

Hear the most important updates to AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-10 of the past year as they relate to CDI, and straight from the source: Nelly Leon-Chisen is the Director of Coding...

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...

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...

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...

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...

William Haik, MD, FCCP, CDIP

This session includes the evolving definitions of sepsis and acute respiratory failure, including calculation of P/F ratio. It includes audience interaction as well as strategies for preventing adverse RAC determinations.

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...

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