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Local Chapter Events: North Carolina and Indiana/Kentucky to meet

CDI Strategies, August 1, 2013

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North Carolina: The N.C. ACDIS Chapter summer conference takes place Friday, August 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at The Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center, in Winston Salem. The agenda includes:

  • Registration and continental breakfast
  • “Embracing Specificity: New Query Opportunities in ICD-10,” by Tonya Ellis Skeen, RN, MSN, Senior Healthcare Consultant, AHIMA Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer, J. A. Thomas & Associates
  • Poster/panel discussion by Abby Steelhammer MBA/MHA, RN, Novant Health, Katherina Burleson RN-BC, CCM, CCDS, Carolinas Medical Center, and Elaine M. Shimkus RN, BSN, CCDS, Carolinas Health Care – Pineville
  • NCACDIS Business Meeting
  • “Partnering With Quality Assurance: The Impact of CDI on Quality Reporting,” by Tamara A. Hicks, RN, BSN, MHA, CCS, CCDS, ACM Manager, Care Coordination Wake Forest Baptist Health

Registration required. For information, contact Brenda Harris via email

Indiana/Kentucky: Meets August, 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Baptist Health Louisville, Ky. The deadline to register is August 2. The agenda includes:

  • Registration and continental breakfast
  • Welcome and recognitions
  • “Value-Based Purchasing and CDI,” by Doreen Ireland, J.A. Thomas & Associates
  • “Engaging and Motivating the Clinician,” by Dee Schad Banet and William Templeton, MD
  • Lunch
  • “Impact of ICD-10-CM/PCS on CDI,” by Mary Stanfill, UASI
  • Networking
  • “Medicare Fraud and Abuse: The risk of inappropriate queries,” by Tracey Goessel, MD, FairCode Assoc.

The committee reserved a block of rooms at the Breckinridge Inn for chapter members and guests at a special rate of $59/night. The hotel is approximately 1.2 miles from Baptist Health and has complimentary airport shuttle.

For information, contact Rita Fields, by email or call 502-896-7874; or contact Susan Bradford at 317-776-7285 or email


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