Health Information Management

Conference Update: Two weeks left to register; Speaker Q&A

CDI Strategies, April 30, 2015

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The annual conference is less than a month away! And there’s only two weeks left to register. If you haven’t already heard, the conference will be held on May 19-21, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, and will feature four tracks that include a diverse range of sessions on the latest trends and cutting-edge techniques to enhance CDI programs. The tracks are:

  1. Management and leadership
  2. Clinical and coding
  3. Quality and regulatory initiatives
  4. Innovative CDI

To view the full agenda and details, download the conference brochure.

To help you put the final touches on your itinerary, we’re continuing to preview speakers as the countdown forges on. Here’s a sample from last week’s Q&A with Kyra Brown, RHIA, CCS, who will be presenting “Coding of Complications: Past, Present, and Future.”

Q:  Why is coding complications relevant?   

A: Complications have become a “hot topic” in healthcare. You have to look back at the past in order to understand the present situation and the future of coding and documentation of complications. By looking at what’s previously been done, we can identify opportunities to improve and gain an understanding of why older data might incorrectly reflect higher complication rates.

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