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Local Chapter events: April meetings offer networking opportunities

CDI Strategies, March 28, 2013

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The following ACDIS local chapters have meetings coming up in April. If you are interested in participating or joining, contact the chapter leaders listed below.

Dallas, Texas: Meets Friday, April 5, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at HCA North Texas Division in Irving.. The agenda includes:
  • Open officer position/discussion
  • Heart failure
  • Encephalopathy and brain-related severity of illness
For information, contact or call 972-566-5526.
Central Indiana: Meets Wednesday, April 10, 10 a.m. to noon at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. The agenda includes:
  • CDI Week-Terri Leap
  • Shadowing update-Leap/Kari Ellis/Terri Burke
  • Post-discharge Query Process-Leap
  • CCDS Study Group Update-Angie Green
  • National ACDIS Conference- Green
  • National ACDIS Website Video-Leap/Green/Susan Bradford
  • Combined IN-KY Meeting Update- Bradford
  • Code of Ethics- Leap/Green/ Bradford
  • Presentation-Michelle Barrett/ Leap
For information, contact Angie Green at
Northern Ohio: Meets Tuesday, April 16, at Cleveland Clinic. For information, contact Debroah Lee-Tyiska, RN, MA, CCM at
Phoenix, Arizona: Meets Wednesday, April 17, at 6 p.m., at Mimi's Cafe at Desert Ridge, on N.Tatum Blvd. For information, contact Gloria Richardson at 602-316-6415 or
Central Illinois: Meets Thursday, April 18, 12:30-3:30 p.m., at St. Alexius Medical Center. For information, email Ellen Chang at
ACDIS NW (Oregon): Meets Friday, April 19, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center in Tualatin. Agenda includes:
  • CDI: ICD-10 and beyond
  • Webinar regarding latest ACDIS/AHIMA query guidances
  • Malnutrition and the ASPEN criteria
  • CDI and ICD-10
For information, email Eileen Pracz at
New Jersey: Meets Friday, April 19, 12-4:30 p.m., at Reimbursement Review Associates, Inc., 385 West Ferris St. Suite D, in East Brunswick. The program “A Computer Assisted Coding Workshop Immersion for ICD-10 and CDI” begins at 1 p.m. For information, contact Deborah Gardner-Brown, at 732-238-4511 or email
Virginia: The Virginia ACDIS meeting originally slated for January was postponed due to inclement weather and will be held on Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.
Guest Speakers include Robert Gold, MD, CEO of DCBA will present a program on ICD-10 (2.0 CEUs) and Crystal Brown, CCS, RHIT will present a program titled ‘RACs – Rolling with the Punches,’ (1.0 CEU). In keeping with our tradition of community service and ‘ACDIS Gives Back,’ participants are invited to bring donations of non-perishable foods, which will support our South Hampton Roads Food Bank.
For information, contact Vivian Gannon at 757-312-6486 or email

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