Brian Ice, RHIT, & Linda Danhires, BSN, CCDS, COC

Attendees were able to understand how to prove the relevancy of CDI through leveraging data, chart reviews, physician-to-physician training, and physician champions. Attendees were guided through a sample action plan for...

Deanne Wilk, CCDS, CCS, CMS

This presentation discussed the role of CDI in population health social determinants and the organizational impact it can have on quality outcomes, patient satisfaction, and public reporting.

Cassi L. Birnbaum, MS, RHIA, CPHQ, FAHIMA

Attendees learned how to redesign the coding and documentation enterprise to create a holistic, singular approach to improve HCC risk adjustment coding, enterprise charge capture, quality, and medical necessity edits.

Lauren B. Shivers, MSHI, RN, CPC, & Julian Everett, BSN, RN, CDIP

This presentation provided insight into the need for mortality review in the pediatric population based on low severity and risk scores, as well how to develop a mortality review process and obtain support from...

Trey La Charité, MD, FACP, SFHM, CCS, CCDS

Attendees gained an understanding of how medical subspecialists’ documentation affects an institution’s revenue cycle and publicly reported quality data. This presentation reviewed the most common opportunities and reveal techniques to...

William Haik, MD, FCCP, CDIP, & Laurie L. Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC

During this session, attendees heard from two industry experts who served on the committee creating the latest ACDIS/AHIMA physician query practice guidelines. Participants learned what’s changed...

Jon Elion, MD, FACC, & Jerry Williamson, MD, MJ, CHC, LHRM

Session participants obtained a brief review of the ACDIS Code of Ethics and then delved into a deep examination of the principles that drive effective compliance programs, including a primer on the False Claims Act...

Donald A. Butler, RN, BSN

Knowledge drawn from data analysis is a powerful tool to help CDI programs identify the most likely opportunities. However, in this increasingly complex environment of CDI practice, it is equally imperative to understand those areas that need to be...

Susan Lynne Fantin, MSA, BSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, & Shawn M. MacPhee, MSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP

This session featured how McLaren Health Care standardized clinical validation into a multidisciplinary team approach, including physicians, quality, coding, clinical documentation, and...

Sheilah J. Snyder, MD, FAAP, Lucinda Lo, MD, Wendy Arafiles, MD, & Amy Sanderson, MD

During this session, panelists joined for a discussion to help attendees understand what other terms providers use and how CDI specialists can help providers start using the appropriate...

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