With Vaughn M. Matacale, MD, CCDS, the director of the clinical documentation advisor program at Vidant Health in Greenville, North Carolina. Co-hosted by Sharme Brodie,...

by Pamela Hess, MA, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CPC, and Susan Schmitz, JD, RN, BSN, CCS, CDIP, CCDS

Engage in a discussion on mortality scoring and analysis by understanding expected versus actual mortality calculation. Take home a step-by-step approach to integrating mortality scoring as...

by Jennifer Eaton, RN, MSN, CCDS, and James Fee, MD, CCS, CCDS

The impact of clinical documentation and coding has expanded as CMS and other payers shift from fee-for-service to value-based payments linked to quality and cost outcomes. Speakers will take participants step by step...

by Anthony F. Oliva, DO, MMM, FACP, and Shane Wolverton

A recent study found that 93% of hospitals with clinically focused CDI programs outperformed their peers in overall mortality ratings. In this session, participants will learn about the inextricable link between patient...

by Vicki J. Galyean, RN, BSN, CCDS

Accurate reporting of quality measures is imperative for hospitals. This session will explore definitions of hospital-acquired conditions, patient safety indicators, and pediatric quality indicators (HACs, PSIs, and PDIs) and provide insight...

by Kristen Gonzalez, MHA, RHIA, Shelby Humphreys, RHIA, and Vaughn M. Matacale, MD, CCDS

Following on the heels of its kwashiorkor audits, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) tested the waters on severe malnutrition at Vidant Health, which had implemented a clinical initiative...

Join members of the ACDIS Advisory Board as they share a variety of quick-hit ideas in an entertaining “lightning round” panel session. Board members have eight minutes each to share a successful wrinkle in their CDI department, including mortality reviews, clinical validation processes,...

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