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2016 ACDIS conference speaker applications open

Share your CDI success story with more than 1,000 CDI professionals at the 2016 ACDIS Conference in Atlanta. Click here to view the speaker application. The speaker application period closes end of day on Tuesday, September 1. All final decisions will be made by the 2016 ACDIS conference committee and applicants will be notified of their decision in October.

For more information on the types of presentation sought for the 2016 event, visit the ACDIS Blog.

Click here to view a list of our 2015 sponsors and exhibitors.



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    Engaging physicians in clinical documentation improvement

    While most hospitals and health systems are working hard to improve the precision of their clinical documentation, these efforts can be futile unless physicians are invested in the process and understand the value to the patient, the organization, and themselves.

    Jill Barber, director of managed care and payer strategy at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights, OH, says that although the hospital has had a CDI program in place for years, its case mix index was in decline while length of stay and complications were on the rise.

    "CDI and the idea of case mix index erosion really started becoming front and center as an issue for us" in 2012, Barber says, noting that Southwest General added clinical documentation specialists to its finance team to help deal with the concern.

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    CDI and Compliance: Reducing Denials and Protecting Against Fraud and Abuse

    In this 90-minute webcast, associate attorney Sarah C. Mendiola, Esq., LPN, CPC, whose work focuses on appeal of denied claims by CMS contractors, provides actual examples of costly denials that could have been prevented with CDIS intervention. These include 2-midnight rule denials, medical necessity for major joint replacement (as outlined by CMS), and justification of MCCs that are difficult to support clinically while maintaining compliance guidelines.

    Click here to learn more!