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Director's Note: Join us on the podium at the 2012 ACDIS Conference

CDI Strategies, August 4, 2011

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We are currently seeking speakers to present at the 2012 ACDIS fifth Annual Conference, to be held May 10-11, 2012 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

Is that special person you or a colleague?
We seek speakers to present on all aspects of clinical documentation and encourage case studies of successful programs. Here is a list of suggested topics that would make great conference sessions:
  • Career ladder for CDI specialists: Motivation and recruitment strategies
  • ICD-10: Implementation plans and diagnosis and query specifics
  • Healthgrades and physician report cards: Specifics on navigating websites
  • Complex chart review situations
  • Value-Based Purchasing and/or Accountable Care Organizations
  • Mismatches with coding/coding conflicts: Experienced inpatient coders welcomed as presenters
  • Legal issues in CDI: Speakers with legal background/credentials preferred.
  • RAC defense and appeals
  • Metrics: How CDI can impacts quality outcomes, not just CMI
  • Physician buy-in: Creative examples of increasing physician participation
  • CDI in other settings—LTAC, outpatient, ED/observation, other units/settings
  • Updates to the IPPS, MS-DRGs, CC/MCC lists
  • Reviewing for quality measures/AHRQ
  • Physician/NP/PA presenters on specific diagnoses or complex cases
  • Challenges of EHR, specifically electronic querying

If you don't see your hot topic listed here, please write and let us know what expertise you can bring to the podium!

Please click this link, complete the form, and submit it to us no later than September 23, 2011. Please be sure to complete all the fields.
ACDIS provides free admission to the conference for all speakers and also pays for speakers’ expenses, including hotel, airfare, travel, and meals. ACDIS can only waive admission for second and subsequent speakers presenting during the same session. Conference sessions are typically one hour in length and selected presenters will be expected to submit powerpoint materials at a later date.

We look forward to hearing from you! If you'd like more information or wish to discuss a speaking topic, please e-mail ACDIS Director Brian Murphy and we'll set up a convenient time to speak by phone.

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