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Local Chapter Update: Spring sprouts new educational endeavors

CDI Strategies, April 2, 2015

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With dozens of local chapters meeting all across the country April and May educational events for CDI professionals will no doubt sprout opportunities for program advancement. For additional information, visit the local chapter page on the ACDIS website.

The Central Indiana ACDIS Chapter meets Wednesday, April 8, 10 a.m. to noon, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis featuring a presentation regarding hepatology. For information, contact Angela Green at

The Mississippi Chapter of AHMIA (MSHIMA) CDI-focused event originally slated for March was postponed to Friday, April 10, at the Itawamba Community College auditorium in Tupelo due to inclement weather. 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 information, contact Shelia Bullock at

The Northern Illinois ACDIS Chapter meets Wednesday, April 15, noon to 4 p.m., at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. The agenda includes presentations on:

  • Using Data Analytics for Improving Patient Safety/Quality and Financial Performance: Electronic Pre-Bill Hold Review of HACs and PSIs
  • Rounding your Way to Success: An Interactive Approach to CDI

Lunch will be served and parking is free. RSVP to Mary Shaughnessy at

New Hampshire
The NH ACDIS Chapter meets April 16, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. Remote access will also be available. To register, contact Susan Whitford at

The Alabama ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, April 17, 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., at the Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. The agenda includes:

  • The Bear is Not in Hibernation
  • Diagnosing Malnutrition
  • CDI game
  • Physician Queries: Ensure Effective, Compliant, Regulatory-based Clarifications

RSVP to Lynne Fleming at or contact Kim Murphy at for information.

Central Pennsylvania
The Central PA ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, April 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Reading Hospital in West Reading. For information, contact Deanne Wik at

The TN ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, April 24, at Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga. The agenda includes:

  • Common Pulmonary Problems in CDI
  • Hitting a Home Run: How Conway Regional Medical Center Transformed their Mortality Deficiencies to be the Best in the League
  • CC/MCC: Clinical Conditions, Query Opportunities, and Icd-10 Update   
  • CDI: Improving Physician Engagement

To attend, RSVP by April 20 to Sherri Clark at

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 information, email Visit the chapter at

The Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey ACDIS Chapter meets Thursday, April 30, 8:30-10 a.m. For information, contact Mary Ellen Moakes at

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. For information, contact PJ Floyd at

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

The Oregon ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, May 1, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Providence-St. Vincent’s Hospital in Portland. For information, contact Charlene Shope at

The Ohio ACDIS Chapter meets at Friday, May 1, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center in Cambridge. For information, contact Denise Stephens at

The MaHIMIA hosts a three-day conference Sunday, May 3 through Tuesday, May 5 at the Sea Crest Hotel in Falmouth. The agenda includes sessions on:

  • Advanced ICD-10-CM/PCS
  • CDI efforts and overview

The newly formed Heart of Missouri (Columbia) ACDIS Chapter holds its first meeting on National Nurses’ Day, Wednesday, May 6. For information, email Karen Elmore at


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