James M. Taylor, MD, FAAFP, CRC

Attendees learned strategies for physician buy-in, embedding CDI into the physician culture, and experiences of working CDI into both a large (1,000 physician) group as well as a small (50 physician) group practice.

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

Participants heard how the underlying causes of altered mental status challenge CDI principles requiring subject matter expertise and finesse in advocating ICD-10-CM documentation and coding compliance. Learn fundamentals on clinical and...

Fran Jurcak, MSN, RN, CCDS

Using CDI program dashboard metrics is a great way to communicate outcomes. This session explored how implementing a standardized review process can validate the integrity of the program and assist in the performance review process for staff. Done...

Mary Beth Bumbarger, RHIA, CCS, CHDA, & Timothy N. Brundage, MD, CCDS

Participants learned how to determine if their hospital’s mortality rates are higher than the national averages, how mortality-related data are used for reporting and adjusted for case mix, and how to...

Johanne E. Brautigam, RN, BSN, CCDS, Sydni Johnson, RN, BSN, & LeeAnn Cheung-Conaway, RN, CCDS

During this session, panelists discussed how to get the most from remote programs, working when the lights go out, engaging physicians despite off-site staff, and more. Flexibility...

Debbie Worthington, RHIT, CCS, C-CDIS

As a CDI specialist, do you ever wonder about some of the ins and outs of coding that don’t seem to make sense? Presented by an auditor who has worked with multiple companies providing auditing and educational services, this session discussed...

Judy Moreau, MBA, RN, & Andrea J. McLeod, RHIA

Attendees walked away with examples from the Trinity Health CDI strategy and playbook as well as gained an understanding of how to use tools and technology to support outpatient CDI. Attendees saw how Trinity is measuring...

Joe Tye

Have you seen the picture of a tabby cat looking into a mirror and seeing a lion look back? That is a great metaphor for life – how do we overcome our own inner barriers and self-imposed limitations to fulfill our true potential and achieve our most authentic goals? In...

Garry L. Huff, MD, CCS, & Christopher M. Huff, MD, FACC

This father-and-son team of physician clinical coding expert and interventional cardiologist examined the updated definition of acute myocardial infarction and its effect on documentation, coding, and physician queries...

Tamara A. Hicks, RN, BSN, MHA, CCS, CCDS, ACM-RN, & Melinda Matthews, RN, BSN, MHA, CCDS, CDIP

This informative session explored how Wake Forest Baptist Health has approached integrating its CDI department throughout its six facilities. This team created useful tools to...

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