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Local Chapter Events: More meetings scheduled for April's end

CDI Strategies, April 11, 2013

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Missouri: The Kansas City, Mo., ACDIS Chapter meets today, Thursday, April 11, 2:30 p.m., at Heartland Health in St. Joseph. For information, contact Joann Agin at

Northern Ohio: Meets Tuesday, April 16, at Cleveland Clinic. For information, contact Debroah Lee-Tyiska at
New York: The NYC 5 Borough ACDIS Chapter meets Tuesday, April 16, from 6-7:30 p.m., at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, 1650 Grand Concourse, in the Bronx. For information, email Wanda Mejias-Gonzalez at
Idaho: The Northwest Mountains Chapter which welcomes participants from Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada, meets Wednesday, April 17, for a presentation and discussion regarding CDI efforts associated with patient safety indicators. For information, contact Robin L. Hetzler 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
Illinois: Meets Thursday, April 18, from 12:30-3:30 p.m., at St. Alexius Medical Center. The agenda includes presentations on “Physician Advisor Role in CDI, Coding, and Recovery Auditor Efforts” and “Infectious Disease: What’s Bugging You?” For information, email Ellen Chang at
Washington: The Evergreen Washington State ACDIS Chapter meets Thursday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Skagit Valley Hospital, in Mt. Vernon. The agenda includes:
  • New malnutrition guidelines review
  • Starting a CDI Program from scratch: How we did it and how it is working
  • Audio conference: “2013 CC/MCC List”
For information email meeting host, Erika Duncan at, or call 360-814-5506.
ACDIS NW (Oregon): Meets Friday, April 19, from 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 York: The next Albany ACDIS Chapter meeting takes place Friday, April 19, from 2-4 p.m., at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. For information, contact Nancy Trumpler 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
Maryland: The next meeting of theMaryland Hospital Association Clinical Documentation Improvement Workgroup will be held Friday, April 19, 1:30–3 p.m., at Maryland Hospital Association Headquarters in Elkridge. For information, email Christine Mobley, RN, director of clinical documentation at Prince George’s Hospital Center at or call 301-618-6507.
Massachusetts: Meets Thursday, April 25, 12:30-2 p.m., at Emerson Hospital Wellness Center, in Concord. For information visit the website or contact Sarah Eby at
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, Inc, who will present a program on ICD-10 (2.0 CEUs) and Crystal Brown, CCS, RHIT, who 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
Texas: The next Houston ACDIS Chapter meeting takes place Thursday, May 9. For information, contact Pat Spooner at
Philadelphia/NJ: The next Philadelphia/New Jersey ACDIS Chapter meeting takes place Thursday, May 16, from 8:30-10 a.m., at Albert Einstein Medical Center, in Philadelphia. For information, contact Deborah Dallen, at
South Carolina: Meets Friday, May 31, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Providence Hospital, in Columbia, SC. For information, contact Rebecca A. Williams at
Georgia: The next SECACDIS Chapter meeting will be held on Friday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Gwinnett Medical Center Resource Center in Lawrenceville, Ga. RSVP by Friday, May 24 to James Doster at

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