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Local Chapter Update: Call for leadership; upcoming meetings and events

CDI Strategies, March 5, 2015

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There are dozens of local CDI networking opportunities coming up as winter slowly relinquishes its hold. ACDIS seeks leadership assistance in the following locations:

  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • New York: Rochester, Albany, Westchester County
  • Ohio
  • Texas: Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth
  • West Virginia

To learn more about how to get a chapter started in your region, or what it takes to be a leader, visit our chapter leadership toolkit page for information.

The following events are listed in order of their RSVP or event date.

New Hampshire
The new leadership of the NH ACDIS Chapter includes Laurie A. Stewart, Cynthia A. Goewey, Suzanne Whiteford, and Beverly Lavoie

The Mississippi Chapter of AHMIA (MSHIMA) hosts a CDI-focused event Friday, March 6, at the Itawamba Community College auditorium in Tupelo. The agenda includes:

  • CDI 101: What is it, how do I start and grow a program at my facility?
  • Query guidance: Tips for adhering to industry best practice
  • Physician engagement: Tools to ensure medical staff support

For more information, contact Shelia Bullock at

The CT ACDIS Chapter meets Thursday, March 12, at 1:30 p.m., at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, located in New Britain. Jennifer Love, RN, BA, CCDS, CDIP, presents a program on post-mortem review. The presentation will be available in both PDF format and as an internet web link. RSVP to Maryann Shanley at

The Florida ACDIS Chapter meets Saturday, March 21, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Health Central Hospital in Ocoee. The agenda includes:

  • “Types of Anemia with focus on Acute Blood Loss Anemia,” by Mickey Liao, MD
  • “Chronic Kidney Disease,” by Banji Awosika, MD
  • “Sepsis,” by Antonio Velardi, MD
  • “ICD-10,” by MedPartners CDI
  • Roundtable discussion and Q&A

For more information, or to RSVP by March 6, contact Cynthia Knight at

The Hawaii ACDIS Chapter meets Wednesday, March 18, noon to 2 p.m., at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. For information, contact Shun No Chan by phone at 808-522-4978 or email

The Mass. ACDIS Chapter meets Wednesday, April 1, 1-3 p.m., at Mass General Hospital in the Sweet Room. Paul Simmons, MD, CDI physician advisor will discuss altered mental status. Lunch will be served. For information, or to RSVP by March 18, contact Kris O’Day at or by phone at 617-643-7034.

The first Iowa ACDIS Chapter meeting will be held Friday, March 20, 1-3:30 p.m., at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison. The group will discuss:

  •  ICD-10 implementation
  • Physician involvement
  • Administration support

For additional information, and to RSVP, contact meeting host Sherry Morreau at 712-265-2549or email

The next Georgia ACDIS Chapter meeting will be held Friday, March 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center in Marietta. Agenda includes:

  • Development of physician liaisons
  • Use of clinical evidence queries for performance indicators, tips, tricks, and caveats

For information, or reservations email

New York
The Suffolk County (Long Island) ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, March 27, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Stony Brook Hospital. The agenda includes:

  • “Revitalizing a CDI program for physician engagement,” by Karen Chase, RN, BSN
  • “A unique collaboration of residency program, the Sim Lab, and CDI to educate new residents,” by Eileen Finnin, RN, BS

RSVP by Friday, March 20, Patti McKenna at or call 631-447-3001. Admission is $3. Breakfast will be provided.

The CA ACDIS Chapter meets online to discuss “CDI update from the case management world,” on Wednesday, March 25, 9-10 a.m. For more information, contact Emily Emmons at 858-677-6813 or email

The MN ACDIS Chapter meets for its monthly call on Wednesday, March 25, 1-2 p.m., via telephone conference line. The group will review the ACDIS/HCPro webcast “Outpatient CDI: Implement an Effective Program,” and feature a panel discussion with Mayo Clinic Health System speakers Kristy Olson, RN, Kris Lindblom, RN, and Jenny Schoenecker. For additional information, contact Teresa L. Hegard at 507-538-0945 or email

South Carolina
The SC ACDIS Chapter hosts an ICD-10 for CDI Boot Camp on May 1 at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in lieu of its regularly scheduled meeting. Reservations required by April 1. For information, email PJ Floyd at

The Arizona ACDIS Chapter Desert Documenters meets Wednesday, April 1, 5:15-8 p.m., at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Glenn Krauss, BBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPUR, FCS, PCS, CCDS, C-CDI, C-DAM, Executive Director of the Foundation for Physician Documentation Integrity presents “Clinical Documentation Improvement Programs: Reinvention is the Key to Longevity.” For more information, email Brenda Pierce at or Judy Schade at

The next N. Illinois ACDIS Chapter meeting takes place Wednesday, April 15, noon to 4 p.m., at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. For more information, contact Colleen M. Stukenberg at

The TN ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, April 24, at Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga. To volunteer to present or participate, contact members of the Core Leadership Team: Sherri Clark, Kristie Perry, James Kennedy, and Judy Rochelle

New York
The Five Borough New York City Chapter of ACDIS meets Thursday, April 30, 5:15 p.m., at New York University Langone Medical Center. For more information, email Visit the chapter at Blogspot:

The ME ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, May 1, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Alfond Center in Augusta. For information, contact Cathy Seluke at

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