Kimberly Charles, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CEMC

During this presentation, participants learned how to identify the overarching criteria for physician evaluation and management (E/M) services coding. Attendees reviewed guidelines for addressing the chief complaint, medical decision-making...

James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS

Anyone invested in CDI must be familiar with ICD-10-CM/PCS coding conventions, particularly official advice from the American Hospital Association’s Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS. This lecture outlined ICD-10-CM/PCS coding...

Staci L. Josten, RN, BSN, CCDS, & Tara Bell, MSN, RN, CCDS, CCM

During this session, participants learned what makes a good leader and how to further develop an effective CDI team. Attendees obtained practical tips on selecting the best CDI candidates, establishing a...

Sam Antonios, MD, MMM, FACP, SFHM, CPE, CCDS

This session provided the basic explanation for quality measurements in hospitals under the various Medicare programs. Follow a step-by-step approach to understand how documentation affects quality measurement and what resources are...

Lee Anne Landon, BSN, RN, CCMC, CCDS, & Mary Elizabeth (M.E.) VanGelder, MREd, BSN, RN, CCDS

Attendees gained an understanding of the need for a CDI educator within the organizational structure as a critical element of overall program growth and how to make the business case...

Amy Sanderson, MD, Corinna McFarland, MBA, & Howard Rodenberg, MD, MPH, CCDS

Sanderson and McFarland highlighted research projects undertaken by every member of the CDI team at their institution. Attendees heard concrete steps on how to take their department in this exciting...

Barbi Kantner, RN, CCDS, & Lori LaFaver, RN, BSN, CCDS

This presentation reviewed lessons learned for concurrent CDI reviews of the emergency department, including ideas for how to engage resistant providers and engaging the coding team in the process.

Charlene Compher, PhD, RD, LDN, FASPEN, & Richard D. Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS

Attendees heard from one of the co-authors of the new global malnutrition criteria about the impetus behind the most recent consensus statement. Then, they listened as CDI expert Richard Pinson, MD, co...

Robin Ann Jones, RN, BSN, MHA/Ed, CCDS, & Kimberly Higgins, RN, BSN, CCDS

Attendees obtained foundational insight into how to spark enthusiasm and effect change to build a team focused on innovative new CDI concepts and program growth.

Mary Elizabeth (M.E.) VanGelder, MREd, BSN, RN, CCDS, & Elisa H. Sninchak, RN, BSN, CCDS, CDIP

Participants obtained the latest information related to the value-based payment initiatives, how CDI efforts can help improve these measures, and how to best educate physicians, CDI...

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