Timothy Brundage, MD

Session attendees gained a basic understanding of the data capture for hospital-acquired conditions, infections, and Patient Safety Indicators. With the assistance of case examples, attendees gained an understanding of how provider documentation affects these...

Megan H. Cortazzo, MD

Success hinges on developing strong and collaborative relationships within the hospital system. No matter where your organization is currently with respect to the development of your CDI program, this session provides insight into key stakeholders,...

Sommer Slavin, RN, MS, MBA, CCDS

During this session, attendees learned how utilization management plays a role in concurrent coding, how to develop service-level documentation guidelines, and interdepartmental collaboration.

Patricia Henry, RN, MSN, CCS, CCDS, & Maryellen McGowan, MS, RHIA, CPC

CDI staff no longer work in silos. It takes an army to run a finance department, and a working understanding of the revenue cycle is essential. In this session, speakers explored how they partnered with...

Karen Bridgeman, MSN, RN, CCDS

This session will focused on the unique clinical indicators for malnutrition and respiratory failure in the pediatric and neonatal population. Participants reviewed compliant queries and develop strategies for physician engagement.

Laurie L. Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC

Psychiatric and intellectual disabilities are often overlooked in the inpatient setting unless the patient is admitted for psychiatric care. CDI specialists in both the inpatient and outpatient settings need to obtain the appropriate...

Alison Leigh Bowlick, BSN, CCDS, CRCR, & Kathryn Vermillion, MSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CRCR

CDI leaders from two large healthcare systems— Bon Secours and Mercy Health—explored the challenges and opportunities of bringing together documentation staff and standardizing CDI...

Joe Lintz, RN, BSN, BS, CCDS, and Beth Wolf, MD, CPC, CCDS

Ever wonder why surgeons disagree with your interpretation of clinical indicators? In this session, participants reviewed the thoracic, general, and vascular surgical quality initiative program definitions for common...

Karen D. Elmore, RN, BSN, CCDS, & Julie Weiss, RN, CCDS, CCS, CRC

Attendees learned how to add sparkle to your program by providing a second look at the records prior to the record being billed. Learn ways to advance to the next level in record review with the addition of a...

Shirlivia M. Parker, MHA, RHIA, CDIP, Kimberly Huff, BA, CPC-H, CCDS, & Christopher Zepeda, MHA, BS, CPC

Is your CDI team being asked to assist with complex clinical validation denials and you don’t know where to start? This presentation shared how Providence St. Joseph...

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