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2023 Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) Conference

May 8 – 11, 2023 | Chicago, IL

We spend more than half our lives at our jobs. It’s time to see our professional lives for what they are—our lives. It’s time to not just see our 9-to-5s as work but to see ourselves as part of a community of individuals striving to learn and grow. It’s time to see your job in clinical documentation integrity (CDI) as an opportunity to Flourish personally and professionally.

You’ll find sessions for all experience levels and backgrounds in each of the conference tracks for 2023:

  • Clinical & Coding: A much-loved conference staple including core clinical and coding components vital to all those engaged in ongoing medical record reviews, perfect for those new to CDI as well as for those who wish to expand or refresh their knowledge
  • CDI Master Class: For those who wish to expand their professional skills and explore advanced concepts in CDI
  • Quality & Regulatory: An opportunity to explore the ways regulatory initiatives affect CDI practices, and the ways programs are meeting new challenges, by examining how documentation affects quality of care outcomes
  • Management & Program Development: A track devoted to expanding program parameters and innovating CDI staff/management experiences and expertise
  • Innovation & Expansion: An exploration of cutting-edge advancements including non-traditional settings, concurrent coding, data analytics, and outpatient CDI


As well as unparalleled educational content, ACDIS 2023 features inspirational keynotes to recharge your soul and opportunities to network and commune with your peers that will revive your pride in your profession and send you back home with a new spring in your step.

As always, ACDIS provides continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages during breaks, and an opening night reception, all included with registration.

So, join us in 2023—it’s the right environment, the right nutrients, and the right atmosphere to better understand all the ways you can turn your daily work into an opportunity to not just live, but Flourish! 

2023 Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) Conference

Keynote

Tuesday May 9, 2023, opening session

The Importance of Being … You: Lessons in Authenticity

Brian Murphy

We are all born with a unique soul and a one-of-a-kind voice. But many of us have grown afraid to be ourselves, or it’s been conditioned out of us in the world of work.

Ultimately, we need a better approach in order to bring our best selves to work, and to life. We need to leverage the power of our individuality and unique gifts, through authenticity.

ACDIS was blessed with a unique voice. For the better part of its first 15 years Melissa Varnavas served our community with her words and actions. Her focus included growing and serving ACDIS local chapters, and developing the education—and fun—at the national conference. Through being herself—a poet and a free spirit—Melissa infused ACDIS with the character its members have come to appreciate and love.

Melissa lost a brave battle with breast cancer in August 2022, but her spirit continues to be felt in all the association stands for today.

Join former ACDIS Director Brian Murphy as he returns to the stage to discuss the importance of authenticity in work, and in life. Brian will talk about his journey of authenticity, share memories of working with Melissa, and honor her lasting contributions to the organization.


Wednesday May 10, 2023, opening session

The Choice to Flourish

Laurie L. Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CRC, ACDIS Interim Director

When I hear the word flourish, I first think of a flower garden, colorful and packed with beautiful color and an abundance of green healthy life. But there is another definition of flourish: Flourish as a noun that describes an instance of suddenly performing or developing in an impressively successful way. We all live for those moments when we enter the scene in total control and seize the day. That scene may be an exchange with a provider, or a huge win in a record review, an influencing conversation with senior management, or perhaps a presentation at your national conference. Life is better when we celebrate those moments in which we flourish.

How do we create an environment in which one can flourish? We do that by learning, sharing, and growing. By seeking out mentors and offering to mentor others. By seeking out new challenges and encouraging others to do the same. The ACDIS conference offers you a perfect platform to adopt a new attitude, one in which every day brings opportunities to flourish. Take the time to appreciate those instances in which you and others flourish, recognize them, and celebrate them.

If we strive for this ourselves and encourage it in others, then the profession will continue to grow and flourish beyond imagination. This year, I challenge attendees to leave ACDIS 2023 with a plan for how they will perform in an impressively successful way and how they will instill that same drive in others.

It is all about attitude, a willingness to inspire others, and the bravery to step up and put yourself out there: the choice of flourishing.


Wednesday May 10, 2023, keynote

Leading With an Inclusive Lens: Achieving Organizational Synergy with Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Jermaine M. Davis

In this engaging and thought-provoking presentation, Dr. Jermaine teaches leaders and frontline employees how to behave, communicate, and think with an inclusive lens to create an environment that’s respectful of everyone. Identifying leadership blind spots is a key component to moving forward in this area. It’s important to engage in courageous conversations about diversity-related issues. Dr. Jermaine teaches people how to address sensitive issues without feeling awkward, guilty, fearful, or uncomfortable.

As a masterful storyteller, Dr. Jermaine will share real-world examples, provide practical tips, and highlight inclusive practices so everyone can excel from the inside out.


Thursday May 11, 2023, keynote

Flight 2022-2023: Destination Uncharted Territory

Amelia Rose Earhart

There will be successful companies in 2022-2023 and beyond. What’s one thing these teams will need to have in common? A willingness to venture into uncharted territory. In the midst of professional and personal change, teams who take action on bold, resourceful, and never-before imagined solutions are the ones that will find growth.

As a boundary-pushing around the world pilot, Amelia Rose Earhart knows exactly what it takes to venture into uncharted territory; now she’s sharing her one-of-a-kind perspective and strategy with the world.

With the odds stacked against her, Amelia brought her own bold idea to life in 2014, piloting a small plane 28,000 nautical miles around the globe. To accomplish this, Amelia self-funded her private, instrument, and commercial flight training, went through open-water survival training, crafted a strategic business plan to design, fund, and market her around the world attempt, helped to design and build a custom auxiliary fuel tank for the trip, grew a large and passionate social following to spread the word, raised close to $2 million in partnerships with 28 corporations, founded and ran a charity organization to send numerous teenage girls to flight school, and more.

In Amelia’s keynote, she shares three non-negotiables that she used in her successful, uncharted trip around the globe, which are directly transferable to the healthcare world. Amelia’s talk contains actionable takeaways that people can start implementing immediately.

2023 Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) Conference

Agenda

Monday, May 8, 2023

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Registration

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Welcome Reception


Tuesday, May 9, 2023

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast (Exhibit Hall)

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
The Importance of Being… You: Lessons in Authenticity
Brian Murphy

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Presentation of the ACDIS Achievement Awards

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

Track 1: Clinical & Coding
Query Compliance: It’s a Big Deal

Angela Brisson, BSN, RN, CCDS, and Amanda Suttles, BSN, RN, CCDS

Track 2: CDI Mater Class
Expanding Diversity in CDI

Members of the ACDIS Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce

Track 3: Quality & Regulatory
Guidelines for Achieving a Compliant Query Practice: The 2022 AHIMA/ ACDIS Update

Tammy Combs, RN, MSN, CDIP, CCS, CNE, Practice Director, AHIMA CDI and Clinical Foundations, and Laurie L. Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CRC, Interim Director, ACDIS

Track 4: Management & Program Development
Grow Your Own Leaders: How CDI Career Ladders Help Your Staff Flourish

Aimee Van Balen, RN, MSN, CCDS, and Dawn Diven, BSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CCDS-O

Track 5: Innovation & Expansion
Utilization Review and CDI

To be announced

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Networking Break (Exhibit Hall)

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Track 1: Clinical & Coding
Sepsis Solutions: Sepsis 2.5
Howard Rodenberg, MD, MPH, CCDS, and Alexis Wells, MSN, RN, LSSYB, CCDS

Track 2: CDI Mater Class
What’s in a Review?
Shelly Dietz, MBA, RN, CCM, NEA-BC, and Fran Jurcak, MSN, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O

Track 3: Quality & Regulatory
Malnutrition: The Next Chapter in Vidant’s 7-Year Battle With the OIG
Vaughn Matacale, MD, CCDS; Anderson M. Shackelford, JD; and Ashley Strickland, RDN, LDN, CNSC

Track 4: Management & Program Development
Engaging Physicians Proactively With AI-Powered CAPD and Improving Documentation Integrity With AIPowered CDI Tools
Penny Jefferson, MSN, RN, CCDS, CCS, CDIP, CHDA, and Tami L. McMasters-Gomez, MHL, BS-HIM, CCDS, CDIP

Track 5: Innovation & Expansion
Orienting From Afar: Virtual Orientation and Education
Autumn Reiter, MBA, BSN, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CCS, and Laura Werner, MSN, BA, BSN, DC, CDIP, CCS, CRCR

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch—provided (Exhibit Hall)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Track 1: Clinical & Coding
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Procedures
Laura M. Anderson, RN, BSN, CCDS

Track 2: CDI Mater Class
When Worlds Collide: Clinical Validation and Medical Necessity
Alyce Reavis, RN, MSN, CCDS

Track 3: Quality & Regulatory
What Physicians Need to Know About Complications and Patient Safety Indicators
Timothy Brundage, MD, CCDS, and Cheryl Ericson, RN, MS, CCDS, CDIP

Track 4: Management & Program Development
Centralized Management of CDI: Coming Together and Functioning as One Team
Andrea J. Eastwood, MA, RHIA, and Judy Moreau, RN, MBA

Track 5: Innovation & Expansion
Social Determinants of Health: The Next Level of CDI
Rachel Mack, RN, MSN, CCDS, CDIP, CCS, CRC, and Connie Ryan

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Networking Break (Exhibit Hall)

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Track 1: Clinical & Coding
Spinal Procedures: Code It Right!
Leigh Poland, RHIA, CCS

Track 2: CDI Mater Class
Conducting Research in CDI
Amy Sanderson, MD

Track 3: Quality & Regulatory
Our CDI Impact on Quality Metrics
Rhoda Chism, MHL, RN, CCDS, CCS, CPHQ, and Eric J. Deppert, MD, FACP

Track 4: Management & Program Development
Establishing a Retrospective Review Process
Suma Chacko, MBA, RHIA, CCS

Track 5: Innovation & Expansion
Newborn Respiratory Failure and Further Specifications
Danielle Flores, RN-CDIS, and Ashley Impriano, BSN, RN

4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
General Session: Get Credentialed: An Introduction to the CCDS and CCDS-O
Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CRC


Wednesday, May 10, 2023

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast (Exhibit Hall)

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
The Choice to Flourish
Laurie L. Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CRC, ACDIS Interim Director

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Keynote: Leading With an Inclusive Lens: Achieving Organizational Synergy With Diversity and Inclusion
Jermaine M. Davis, PhD

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

Track 1: Clinical & Coding
Principal Diagnosis Dilemma
Vanessa Elliott, BSN, RN, CCDS

Track 2: CDI Mater Class
The Role of an Advanced CDI Program in a Clinical Validation Denial Appeals Process
Joy Bombay, MSN, MHA, CCDS; Joseph Cristiano; and Tamara Hicks, RN, BSN, MHA, CCS, CCDS, CCDS-O

Track 3: Quality & Regulatory
Transforming the CDI Audit
Imelda Gerard, BSN, RN, CCDS, and Sydni Johnson, BSN, RN, CCDS

Track 4: Management & Program Development
Watering the Seeds of Growth Through Collaboration
Elizabeth M. Aguirre, MD, CCDS, and Jared Brock, MBA

Track 5: Innovation & Expansion
Medical Decision Making in CDI: What’s in It for Them?
Erica E. Remer, MD, CCDS

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Networking Break (Exhibit Hall)

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Track 1: Clinical & Coding
Neurology CDI Review Tips: Using Your Brain
Cindy Hestir, MSN, RN, CCDS, and Lorilie A. Parker, RRT, MEd

Track 2: CDI Mater Class
Building a Resilient CDI Program by Creating a Second-Level Review Team
Aliette Castor and Marie Mathieu, RN, MS, BDN, CCDS, CDIP

Track 3: Quality & Regulatory
CDI Mortality Reviews: Going Beyond SOI/ROM
Keisha Downes, BSN, RN, CCDS, CCS, and Jill Horruitiner

Track 4: Management & Program Development
In a Post-Covid World: Growing a Clinical Documentation Team From the Ground Up
Johanne E. Brautigam, BSN, RN, CCDS, and Robin McKenzie, RN, CRCR

Track 5: Innovation & Expansion
Clinical Validation for Newborns: New Sepsis and Jaundice Guidelines
Lucinda Lo, MD, and Sheilah J. Snyder, MD

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Networking Lunch—provided (Exhibit Hall)

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Track 1: Clinical & Coding
To Query or Not to Query: A DecisionTree Approach to Sepsis
Heather Luton and Jillian Mazurek, MSN/Ed, RN, CCDS, CCS

Track 2: CDI Mater Class
Diagnoses That Challenge Providers: A Physician Advisor Perspective
Timothy Brundage, MD, CCDS

Track 3: Quality & Regulatory
CDI P&Ps Drive Compliance and Build Success
Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS

Track 4: Management & Program Development
Flourishing by Design: Building Organizational Structure and Partnerships for a Flourishing CDI Department
Jessica Risner, BSN, RN, CCDS, and Beth Simms, BSN, RN, CCDS

Track 5: Innovation & Expansion
Flourishing in Pediatric CDI
Joy Bombay, MSN, MHA, CCDS, and Sandra Love, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CPC

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Networking Break & Exhibit Hall Finale

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Track 1: Clinical & Coding
Coder Meets CDI: Partners in Denial Prevention
Kimberly M. Huff, BA, COC, CCDS, and Robin Sewell, CDIP, CCS, CPC, CIC

Track 2: CDI Mater Class
Leveraging Data to Improve CDI Outcomes Beyond $$$
Kory Anderson, MD, CHCQM, FACP; Kearstin Jorgenson, MS, CPC, COC; Laura Ogaard, RN, MSN; and Sathya Vijayakumar, MS, MBA

Track 3: Quality & Regulatory
Shoot for the Stars: How CDI Can Assist in Obtaining a CMS 5-Star Rating
Cheryl Manchenton, RN, BSN

Track 4: Management & Program Development
Evolving Communication in a Changing Work Environment
Karen Lynn Armetta, RN, CCS, CCDS, and Sydney Neblett, CCS, CCDS

Track 5: Innovation & Expansion
Physician Educator Liaison: A Tool Used to Plant a Seed to Grow Physician Relationships and Enable Engagement to Blossom
Jonathan “Brad” Gude, PA-C, MCMSc, and Jamie Lynne Johnson, BSN, CCDS/PA-C, MCMSc


Thursday, May 11, 2023

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast (Exhibit Hall)

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Keynote: Flight 2022-2023: Destination Uncharted Territory
Amelia Rose Earhart

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

Track 1: Clinical & Coding
Full Alert! A Guide to Improving Trauma Service Documentation
Trey LaCharité, MD, FACP, SFHM, CCS, CCDS

Track 2: CDI Mater Class
21st Century CDI Work: Retaining Your Staff and Growing Your Personal Brand in the New Gig Economy
Brian Murphy and Justin Satterfield

Track 3: Quality & Regulatory
Evolve Your CDI Program With the Changing Quality Landscape
Vicki Galyean, RN, BSN, CCDS; Tamara Hicks, MHA, RN, CCS, CCDS, CCDS-O; and Erik Summers, MD, FACP

Track 4: Management & Program Development
Key Conversations: Cracking the Code of a Multigenerational Workplace
Ella Elizee, MSN, APRN, CCDS, and Gregory Simms, RN, CCDS

Track 5: Innovation & Expansion
Engaging New Sites: Community and Critical Access Hospitals
Jessie Roske, MD, and Ann Zierden, RN, CCDS

10:15 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:35 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

Track 1:Clinical & Coding
What’s in a Drop? Interpreting CBC Results
Rhoda Chism, MHL, RN, CCDS, CCS, CPHQ

Track 2: CDI Mater Class
Savvy Sequencing Using the Two or More Guideline
Angela Carmichael, MBA, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, CRC

Track 3: Quality & Regulatory
From Worst, Our Way to First: Our Quality Improvement Journey
Jennifer Brettler, DO, CHCQM-PHYADV; Kimberly Seery, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CHDA, CPC, CRC; and Varadarajan Subbiah, MD

Track 4: Management & Program Development
Denials Management: A CDI Approach to DRG Validations
Marilyn Sanchez, BSN, RN, CCDS, and Sharra Way, ADN, RN, CCDS

Track 5: Innovation & Expansion
Skilled Nursing Desperately Needs CDI
Chris Gallagher, MA, CCS, CDIP

11:35 a.m.
Conference Adjourns


Agenda subject to change

2023 Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) Conference

Location

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Pre-Conference

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The Physician Advisor’s Role in CDI
Sunday, May 7, 2023 — Monday, May 8, 2023
Join us for The Physician Advisor’s Role in CDI, the nation’s only event dedicated to the CDI physician advisor. Our most popular pre-conference event returns for its 12th straight year with new content delivered by some of the best physician advisors and educators in the country.

2023 Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) Conference

ACDIS Symposium: Outpatient CDI

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15% discount when purchased with main conference!

ACDIS Symposium: Outpatient CDI
Sunday, May 7, 2023 — Monday, May 8, 2023
The dynamic event features two days of education and networking dedicated to the fastest-growing area of clinical documentation improvement (CDI): the outpatient setting. This one-of-a-kind conference includes diverse sessions for both managers/leaders and clinical chart reviewers, including how to get started in the ambulatory setting, query techniques and nuances, metrics and analytics, staff training, and demonstrating return on investment. Plus there are networking opportunities galore so you can learn from your peers!

2023 Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) Conference

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