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Director’s Note: Quarterly Conference Call agenda includes query discussion, guidance from CMS contractors

CDI Strategies, February 16, 2012

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The ACDIS quarterly conference call is scheduled for today, Thursday, February 16, from 1-2 p.m. ET. ACDIS members should have received dial-in instructions via e-mail. If you did not receive instructions, e-mail ACDIS Member Services Specialist Penny Richards at

Recordings of all quarterly conference calls are posted as digital downloads on the ACDIS website.

The agenda includes:
  • Introduction of new advisory board members; recap of vote
  • Annual conference update
  • Association updates
    • CDI Professional of the Year: Nominations closed, awards at conference
    • New local chapter map, chapters
  • Glenn Krauss: NGS transmittal on “good practice” of documentation and physicians as partners. Note: Krauss will briefly reference a few recent transmittals issued by MACs; download them on our quarterly conference calls page.
  • Pre-submitted questions from members and live Q&A
    • Use of check boxes on query forms
    • Queries post-discharge, pre final billing
    • BMI, obesity, and queries
    • Best practices for allocating CDS assignments (floor, unit, service, etc.)
    • Medical necessity and collaboration with case management

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