Health Information Management

Director’s Note: Call for speakers for the 2015 ACDIS National Conference open now

CDI Strategies, August 14, 2014

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ACDIS seeks speakers to present at the 2015 ACDIS Eighth Annual Conference, May 19-21, 2015, at the San Antonio Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Advanced CDI sessions that push the profession forward are particularly welcomed; we are seeking potential speakers with expertise in the following tracks and sessions:

  • Track 1: Management and leadership: Metrics, Managing CDI staff, training new CDI, establishing career ladders, auditing, coverage/service line concerns, remote CDI, dual coding and CDI, electronic health records, engaging physicians, principles of effective leadership
  • Track 2: Clinical and coding: Coding Clinic and Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting updates, surgical procedures, complex diagnoses in ICD-9/ICD-10 (e.g., functional quadriplegia, respiratory failure, acute kidney injury, neurology/encephalopathy, etc.), advanced chart review techniques, ICD-10 preparation
  • Track 3: Quality and regulatory initiatives: Reviewing for Patient Safety Indicators, Hospital-Acquired Conditions and Present on Admission, Value-Based Purchasing, Readmission Reduction Program, utilization review and CDI (medical necessity, 2-Midnight Rule, CMS' Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, etc.), hierarchical condition categories (HCCs), mortality/retrospective reviews, Recovery Auditor and denials management, incorporating core measures (i.e., CMS quality measures) into CDI review
  • Track 4: Innovative CDI: Revenue cycle overview and relationship to CDI, pediatrics, obstetrics, outpatient CDI, long-term acute care, inpatient psychiatry, critical access,  risk models (Healthgrades, Leapfrog, UHC, etc.), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), healthcare reform
  • Note: If you don't see your hot topic listed here, please write and let us know what expertise you can bring to the podium! Original ideas not included above are welcome.

Click here, complete the form, and submit no later than end of day Tuesday, August 26. Be sure to complete all the fields.

Leaving the form open for a lengthy period may cause it to "time out," so you may wish to draft your submission in a separate Word document and paste it into the appropriate fields to ensure proper transmission. Speakers are welcome to submit more than one session, but must fill out a separate form for each submission.

We look forward to hearing from you! If you'd like more information or wish to discuss a speaking topic, please e-mail me, ACDIS Director Brian Murphy, and we'll set up a convenient time to speak by phone.


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