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Local Chapter Update: April showers bring May meetings

CDI Strategies, April 16, 2015

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The ACDIS local chapter/networking calendar for April filled up quickly and May meetings are set to cover a wide variety of educational hot topics, particularly early in the month with four chapter meetings taking place on May 1. For additional information, visit the local chapter page on the ACDIS website.

New Hampshire
The NH ACDIS Chapter meets April 16, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. Remote access will also be available. To register, contact Susan Whitford at

The Alabama ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, April 17, 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., at the Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. The agenda includes:

  • The Bear is Not in Hibernation
  • Diagnosing Malnutrition
  • CDI game
  • Physician Queries: Ensure Effective, Compliant, Regulatory-based Clarifications

RSVP to Lynne Fleming at or contact Kim Murphy at for information.

Central Pennsylvania
The Central PA ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, April 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Reading Hospital in West Reading. For information, contact Deanne Wik at

The TN ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, April 24, at Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga. The agenda includes:

  • Common Pulmonary Problems in CDI
  • Hitting a Home Run: How Conway Regional Medical Center Transformed their Mortality Deficiencies to be the Best in the League
  • CC/MCC: Clinical Conditions, Query Opportunities, and Icd-10 Update   
  • CDI: Improving Physician Engagement

To attend, RSVP by April 20 to Sherri Clark at

New York
The Five Borough New York City Chapter of ACDIS meets Thursday, April 30, 5:15 p.m., at New York University Langone Medical Center. For information, email Visit the chapter at

The Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey ACDIS Chapter meets Thursday, April 30, 8-10 a.m., at Jefferson Health System’s Kimmel Cancer Research Center. The agenda includes a “PSI-90 A Deep Dive into Patient Safety and Quality of Care” presentation by Eileen Garrity, RN, MBA, FAHM, CCDS, CDI director. For information, contact Mary Ellen Moakes at

South Carolina
The SC ACDIS Chapter hosts an ICD-10 for CDI Boot Camp on May 1 at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in lieu of its regularly scheduled meeting. For information, contact PJ Floyd at

The ME ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, May 1, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Alfond Center in Augusta. For information, contact Cathy Seluke at

The Oregon ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, May 1, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Providence-St. Vincent’s Hospital in Portland. The agenda includes:

  • Business meeting
  • Welcome and sponsor introductions
  • New technology in cardiology
  • Don’t delay ICD-10 is six months away: Documentation breaking news for cor pulmonale
  • Raffle
  • CDI advanced practice: Patient Safety Indicators
  • Lunch
  • Coding and CDI relations
  • Panel discussion: CDI best practices

For information, contact Charlene Shope at

The Ohio ACDIS Chapter meets at Friday, May 1, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center in Cambridge. The agenda includes:

  • Registration and light breakfast
  • Welcome, networking, introductions
  • Chapter business
  • “CDI & CAC Technology,” Matt Turner and Mike Jackson   
  • “Incorporating Quality and APR-DRGs in the MS-DRG World,” Joni Dion, RHIA, CDIP, CCDS, CPC
  • Lunch
  • Workshop: CDI role in audit defense. Please bring copies of successful appeal letters and tips
  • Networking discussion

A $10 fee collected at the door will cover breakfast and lunch. RSVP to Denise Stephens at

The MaHIMIA hosts a three-day conference Sunday, May 3 through Tuesday, May 5 at the Sea Crest Hotel in Falmouth. The agenda includes sessions on:

  • Advanced ICD-10-CM/PCS
  • CDI efforts and overview

Registration closes April 19. For information, visit

The Heart of Missouri (Columbia) ACDIS Chapter meets on National Nurses’ Day, Wednesday, May 6. For information, email Karen Elmore at

The St. Louis Missouri ACDIS Chapter meets, Wednesday, May 27, 6-8 p.m., at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center. For information, contact Michael McKelvey at  

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