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...

Truman Mayfield, CPA, CPE, & Scott Perry, CPA

Participants learned directly from Office of Inspector General (OIG) representatives how the OIG develops its work plan, how it plans its work, and how it updates the Work Plan. OIG representatives also discussed what to expect...

Kathryn DeVault, MSL, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA

As clinical documentation specialists, a thorough knowledge of the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting is critical in documentation accuracy and accurate code assignment. This session included review of both ICD-10-...

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...

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...

Kristen Geissler, MS, PT, CPHQ, MBA

Leapfrog Safety Grade, CMS Five-Star, U.S. News and World Report, Truven Top 100—there’s a maze of public quality report cards that detail process and outcomes measure performance for hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, and other providers....

Krystal Haynes, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, & Holly Saratella, MHA, CDIP, CCS

In this session, attendees looked at how coding and CDI operations affect various CMS scoring measures and learned how UCHealth in Colorado tackled mortality risk modeling processes, incorporated concurrent...

The ACDIS Regulatory Committee formed last fall and has been working to keep ACDIS members up to date on the regulatory changes that could potentially affect their CDI practice. One change that the committee members are currently monitoring is the proposed IPPS rule changes for fiscal year (FY)...

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