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Local Chapter Events: More meetings slated for May, June

CDI Strategies, May 9, 2013

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Houston, Texas: Harris Health System hosts the next meeting, Thursday, May 9, at 3 p.m. in the administration building at Harris County Health on Preston in Houston. The agenda includes “Challenges and Documentation in Coding – Acute Coronary Syndrome” and “Debugging Sepsis – Documentation and Coding Guidelines.” For information, contact Pat Spooner at or meeting host Michael Kaitschuck at

Austin/San Antonio, Texas: Meets Thursday, May 9, at 4 p.m., at Serrano’s at Symphony Square on River Street in Austin, for dinner and discussion of the ACDIS Quarterly Conference Call. For information, contact Barbara Anne Presley at 512-324-7679 or email
Michigan: Meets via teleconference Thursday, May 15, noon to 2 p.m., to listen to a re-broadcast of the webinar “Documentation Improvement for Post-Operative Complications: Understanding Coding Guidelines and Overcome Challenges.” For information, email Sue Haley at
South Carolina: Meets Friday, May 31, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Providence Hospital in Columbia. The agenda includes:
  • Recovery Auditor and compliance updates
  • Implementing the latest malnutrition clinical guidelines into documentation improvement efforts
  • Documentation and profiling related to SOI/ROM
Maine: Meets Tuesday, June 4, noon to 4 p.m., at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, in Augusta. For information, contact Cathy L. Seluke 207-872-1796 or email
Indiana: Holds its CCDS Exam Study Group meeting, Monday, June 5, 6-7:30 p.m., with special guest CCDS Exam Study Guide author Fran Jurcak. For information, contact Angie Green at
Philadelphia/NJ: The next Philadelphia/New Jersey ACDIS Chapter meeting takes place Thursday, June 6, from 8:30-10 a.m., at Albert Einstein Medical Center, in Philadelphia. For information, contact Deborah Dallen, at
Florida: Meets Saturday, June 8, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach. The agenda includes:
  • “Physician Champion Mission: Document severity”
  • “MCCs in the ICU: Clinical indicators for shock”
  • “Acute Respiratory Failure and Gram Negative Pneumonia”
  • “The Importance of CDI Specialist and Coder Collaboration”
For information, contact
N. Illinois: Meets Friday, June 14, at Cadence Health in Winfield and on Friday, July 12, at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. For information, contact Colleen Stukenberg at
Connecticut: Meets Thursday, June 13, 1:30-3 p.m., at the Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Bradley Memorial Campus in Southington. For information, email Mary Ann Shanley at

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