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Conference Update: Can't make it to Vegas? Listen to live updates instead

CDI Strategies, May 8, 2014

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This year the Talk Ten Tuesdays crew once again heads to the ACDIS Annual Conference to broadcast on May 7, 8 and 9 (note, all programs take place on pacific time), live from Las Vegas. If you can’t make it out to Vegas to be with us, you can still register for the live broadcasts and pick up a ton of good information. Here is the schedule:

Wednesday, May 7, 9-9:30 a.m. Pacific, featuring Brian Murphy, ACDIS Director; James P. Fee, MD, CCDS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, Huff DRG Review; Cheryl Ericson, RN, CCDS, CDIP, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, HCPro; Natalie Sartori, M.Ed, RHIA, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, UASI; and Rebecca "Ali" Williams, RN, MSN, CCDS, UASI.

From 11-11:30 p.m., the discussion focuses on ICD-10 and Program Management featuring Donna Smith, BS, RHIA, 3M Consulting Services; Michael Yanuck, MD; Cassi Birnbaum, MS, RHIA, AHIMA, CPHQ, Peak Health Solutions; and Vicki Davis, RN, Cone Health-Alamance.

From 12:30-1 p.m., Talk Ten turns to documentation and coding concerns featuring Garry L. Huff, MD, CCS, CCDS, Huff DRG Review; Brent Hadder, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics; Sam Antonios, MD, FACP, Via Christi Health; and Mike Hodgson, Career Step.

The documentation and coding discussion continues from 2:30-3 p.m., with Angela Kertz, RN, CCDS, Barnes Jewish Hospital; Karen Newhouser, RN, BSN, CCDS, CCS, CCM, MedPartners HIM; Robert Gold, MD; Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc.

On Thursday, May 8, Talk Ten presents quality and CDI conference speaker highlights from 9-9:30 a.m., with Brian Murphy, ACDIS Director; Richard D. Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS, HCQ Consulting; Shannon Newell, RHIA, CCS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, HCQ Consulting; Katy Good, RN, BSN, CCDS, CCS, Flagstaff Medical Center; and Benjamin Keeler, RN, BSN, MHI, PCCN, Flagstaff Medical Center.

From 11-11:30 a.m., the broadcast shifts to sessions about hot topics and emerging CDI concerns with Leah Brody, Precyse; Sylvia Hoffman, RN, C-CDI, CCDS, CDIP, Sylvia Hoffman Consulting; Timothy Brundage, MD, CCDS, Brundage Medical Group; and Jon Elion MD, FACC, ChartWise Medical Systems.

The special “conference floor” Talk Ten sessions continue with two sections focused on new initiatives first from 12:30-1 p.m., and then from 2:30-3 p.m. featuring Bernadette Slovensky, RN, MSN, CEN, Stony Brook Medicine; Claude "Trey" La Charité, MD, University of Tennessee Medical Center; Paul Weygandt, MD, JD, MPH, MBA, CCS, Nuance/J.A. Thomas & Associates; Nick VanTerheyden, MD, Nuance Communications; Deborah Hale, CCS, CCDS, Administrative Consultant Services; Sara Baine, MSN-Ed, CCDS, MedPartners HIM; Rhonda Peppers, RN, BS, MedPartners HIM; and Trisha Streb, RN, BSN, CCDS, Stony Brook University.

Finally, on Friday, May 9, Talk Ten’s special coverage culminates with ACDIS speakers discussing the importance of physician education and engagement from 9-9:30 a.m., featuring Brian Murphy, ACDIS Director; Timothy Weister, RN, MSN, CCDS, Mayo Clinic; Abby Steelhammer, MBA, MHA, RN, Novant Health; and Larry Weems, MD, Novant Health.

To register, visit ICD-10 Monitor.

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