Health Information Management

Conference Update: A look at last year; speaker Q&A

CDI Strategies, April 2, 2015

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If you attended the 2014 ACDIS National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, then you know how wonderful it feels to suddenly be surrounded by hundreds of your peers, people who understand, and love, the same aspects of the profession as you. Take a look back at last year’s conference with a couple of special supplements and relive some of the highlights:

  • A slideshow video presents some of last year’s photo memories
  • Our Conference Special Section in the CDI Journal recaps some of the learning highlights, fetes our annual award winners, thanks our exhibitors and sponsors, and illustrates just how much fun an ACDIS conference can be

To help you get revved up and rearing to go this year, we’re previewing a handful of speakers to give you a feel for the sessions. Here’s a sample from last week’s Q&A with Tamara A. Hicks, RN, BSN, MHA, CCS, CCDS, ACM, who, along with Melinda B. Matthews, RN, BSN, CCDS, will present “Welcome to Munchkin Land—the Land of Pediatric CDI.”

Q:  Why is pediatric CDI important right now?

A: With ICD-10 looming, many CDI programs are expanding to all population and payer types. Pediatric patients have their own CDI opportunities, and it takes specialized knowledge to be able to manage those cases.

Q: How is your topic important for everyone in the CDI role, regardless of professional background?

A: Pediatric patients aren’t just small adults. There are very specific conditions that CDI professionals must understand to be effective in pediatric CDI.

Read more on the ACDIS Blog.

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