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Local Chapter Update: Summer meetings, CCDS study groups, and other networking opportunities

CDI Strategies, June 11, 2015

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The Georgia ACDIS Chapter meets June 12, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville. Please RSVP to Chaka Prior at For additional information, email


The Indiana ACDIS Chapter hosts a series of study group sessions for those interested in taking the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) credential exam. (Note, professionals must qualify for the exam in order to take the test. Visit for certification requirements.) The next sessions take place Saturday, June 13 and June 20, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information, contact Angela Green, RN, CCDS, 317-962-0698 or email

The Northwest Illinois ACDIS Chapter meets, Thursday, June 18, noon to 4 p.m., at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights. Discussion includes ICD-10 and CDI, radiology terminology, and malnutrition. RSVP by June 1 to


The Kansas City, Missouri, ACDIS Chapter meets Tuesday, June 23, 2-4 p.m., at Saint Luke’s Hospital Plaza Location, in the Crockett Conference Room. For information, email Christine Neuman

The CA ACDIS Chapter hosts its first in-person conference on Friday, June 26, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Henry Mayo Hospital in Valencia. For information, contact Emily Emmons at 858-677-6813 or email


The New Orleans CDI networking group meets Wednesday, July 8, hosted by East Jefferson General Hospital is a hospital in Metairie. For information, email Melissa Mayer at


The Iowa ACDIS Chapter meets Wednesday, July 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at Unity Point Health Methodist West Hospital in Des Moines. For information, email meeting host Hanh Ly at or chapter leader Sherry Morreau at


The Heartland Missouri ACDIS Chapter hosts its next meeting Tuesday, July 14, at 2 p.m., at Lake Regional Health System, at Osage Beach. For information, email Karen Elmore at


The Massachusetts AHIMA Chapter joins ACDIS national and regional networking groups for a CDI education summit, Thursday, July 30, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. For information, email


The joint Indiana/Kentucky ACDIS Regional meeting takes place Friday, August 21, At Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis. The agenda includes:

  • “Compliant Query Process,” by James E Fee, MD, CCS, CCDS, Associate Director, Huff DRG Review
  • “HAC, VBP, and Readmission Reduction,” by Shannon Newell, of HCQ Consulting
  • “Hitting a Home Run: How to Transform from a Mortality Loser to the Best In League,” by Gracie Gomez-Meeker, RN, MBA, CDI, Conway Regional Medical Center and Harvey Blair, Director, Clinical Services Consulting
  • “Why Is That Healthy Patient Dead in the Bed?” MedPartners
  • “ICD-10-PCS for the CDI,” by Cheryl Barbee, RHIA, CCS, HIM Indiana University Health, Revenue Cycle

The deadline to reserve hospital tours is July 1; email Terri Leap at deadline for hotel reservations with Candlewood Suites is July 21. The deadline for conference registration is August 2. For additional information, contact Angie Green at or download the agenda and registration forms.


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