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Thanks to the more than 1,200 conference attendees who joined us in Las Vegas! We look forward to seeing you next year in San Antonio, Texas, May 19-21, 2015! 

ACDIS members receive $100 off their registration fee. Not a member yet? Call 800-650-6787 today!  

The 2015 Speaker Applicaiton period is now closed.

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    CDI specialists typically review inpatient records to obtain specificity related to principal and secondary diagnosis. As a profession, such staff combine clinical knowledge with coding, billing, and documentation experience. Although not as prevalent as inpatient efforts, outpatient CDI is a growing trend.  
    With the increased need for specificity associated with ICD-10-CM and other regulatory changes, more facilities are considering implementing outpatient CDI programs, according to Elaine King, MHS, RHIA, CHP, CHDA, CDIP, FAHIMA, AHIMA-approved ICD-10 CM/PCS trainer, a senior consultant for Nuance Communications in Dunwoody, Georgia.

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    Why Do My Sick Patients Appear So Healthy? Capturing Accurate SOI/ROM Documentation to Ensure Quality of Care

    In this 90-minute webcast, on November 4, 2014 at 1:00pm-2:30pm ET, experts Sara Baine, MSN-Ed, CCDS, and Rhonda Peppers, RN, BS, CCDS, will help participants determine what severity conditions matter most to their facility?s healthcare scores. They will also describe how to best formulate effective severity of illness and risk of mortality queries and track the success of those queries in painting an accurate picture of the patient?s condition and the treatments they have received during their stay.

    Click here to visit the SOI/ROM Webcast webpage.