by Candace E. Blankenship, BSN, CCDS

Using the framework of risk of mortality scoring, this session will review aspects of the APR-DRG coding system, effective use of the 3M™ APR-DRG encoder, and APR-DRG tips and strategies for primary and secondary diagnoses.

by Faisal Hussain, MD, CCDS, CDIP, CCS, and Beth Ming, BSN, RN, CCDS

CDI can influence the observed to expected (O/E) mortality and risk-adjusted data through second-level reviews. These help maximize the patient’s severity of illness and risk of mortality before the bill is...

by Kyra W. Brown, RHIA, CCS, CCDS

CDI staff are always looking for the “what’s in it for me” factor to engage physicians. Understanding CMS 30-Day Risk-Standardized Mortality Measures, the factors involved in the star rating assignment, and the link to HCCs could be the new “...

by Krysten Brooks, RN, BSN, MBA

How can CDI staff identify sepsis query opportunities when there is so much confusion? What policies and processes should your organization have in place to aggressively manage sepsis denials? This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview...

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