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Local Chapter Update: Educational offerings abound in August

CDI Strategies, August 14, 2014

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The following ACDIS chapters are planning networking events. For additional information, visit the Local Chapter page of the ACDIS website or visit the ACDIS Blog and click on the Local Chapters category.

The Houston-area ACDIS Chapter meets Thursday, August 14, at 12:30 p.m., at Clearlake HCA in Webster to discuss “How in the heck do you get the doctors to answer your queries?" For information, email Emeta Gibson at   

The Georgia ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, August 15, at Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers, featuring Jonathan Elion, MD, president of Chartwise Medical Systems. RSVP to

Kentucky/Southern Indiana
The Kentucky and Southern Indiana ACDIS chapters join for their annual group meeting Wednesday, August 20, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Baptist Health in Louisville. Topics include hepatorenal and cardiorenal syndrome. RSVP to Rita Fields at

The Southwest Ohio ACDIS Chapter will hold an informal gathering and cookout later this summer. If interested, email Kay Kolb Huber at

The Maryland ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, August 22, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Maryland Hospital Association Headquarters in Elkridge. Contact Andrea Norris at for information.

The Tennessee ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, August 22, at TriStar Division office, 110 Winners Circle, Brentwood. For information, email Sherri Clark at

The Northern Illinois ACDIS Chapter meets on Wednesday, August 27, from noon to 3 p.m., at Northwest Community Hospital. For information, email Nancy R. Ignatowicz at or Colleen Stukenberg at

The Minnesota ACDIS Chapter meets Wednesday, August 27, from 1 to 2 p.m., via teleconference, hosted by St. Cloud. For information, email Tracy Boldt at; Barbara Smith at; or Laurie Engeldinger at

  • South Carolina
  • The South Carolina ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, September 5, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Providence Hospital in Columbia. The agenda includes:
  • Registration/Check in

  • Welcome/Chapter Business

  • CDI Pre-Bill Review Process, Mary Hopkins, MSHI, RHIA, HCA, Division Manager, CDI  

  • Managing Psych Diagnoses in CDI, Bradley Clayton, MD, Providence Hospital

  • CDI Reporting/Department Metrics, Kay Blue, RN, BSN, ACM, IQCI, Regional Director of CDI, Carolinas Healthcare

  • Lunch

  • Pressure Ulcers and Debridement, Elizabeth Jones, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, Providence Hospital

  • Compliant EHR Systems: CDI Tasks to Ensure Medical Record Accuracy, webcast, HCPro

The South Carolina ACDIS Chapter also seeks nominations for two open positions on the leadership board—secretary and vice president. Cost is $10; $20 for non-members, lunch and CCDS CEUs included. For information, email PJ Floyd at

The Colorado ACDIS Chapter meets Wednesday, September 17, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Lutheran Medical Center, Learning Center Room 1, 8400 W. 38th Ave., in Wheat Ridge. For information, email Natalie Esquibel at


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