Health Information Management

Conference Update: Full conference agenda available; speaker Q&A preview

CDI Strategies, February 19, 2015

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The 2015 annual conference is right around the corner, and we’ve got dozens of presentations in store. The full agenda is now available online, and we’re previewing a handful of speakers weekly on the ACDIS Blog to help you get a feel for the sessions we’ll be offering.

Here’s a sample from last week’s Q&A with John R. Houskamp, MD, who, along with Jennifer M. Conroy, RN, BSN, will present “CDI Success: Keys to Healthy CDI and Medical Provider Relationships.”

Q: Why can it be so difficult to build a healthy relationship between CDI specialists and medical providers?

A: As Medicare and private insurance companies continue to focus on quality and evolve toward value-based purchasing (VBP), the importance of accurate documentation is growing. Providers will require the guidance of CDI specialists to accurately describe how sick their patient population is, and to demonstrate the quality of care they provide. A trusting and open relationship with CDI professionals will be invaluable for providers as they seek to show to the outside world the quality and complexity of the patient care they provide.

Don’t forget, early bird registration rates end on March 17. Register today, $805 for ACDIS members, and $905 for non-ACDIS members. Regular rates are $905 for ACDIS members, and $1,005 for non-ACDIS members. Register a team of four, and your fifth member attends free.  

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