Outpatient CDI: Exploring New Opportunities
March 24, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST
CEU: 1.0 – Performance Improvement
The importance of clinical documentation integrity in the outpatient arena has increased significantly. As the inpatient volume decreases, the outpatient volume is expanding. In addition, there is greater scrutiny by payers, regulatory agencies, and consumers. Health Information Management Professionals and Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists can make significant contributions to achieving desired outcomes in Outpatient CDI. This WebEx is a roadmap to start you on a path for success.
- Explore opportunities in the outpatient setting
- Review key considerations to achieving goals
- Develop an action plan
Joan Marie Dion, RHIA, CPHQ, CPHQ, CDIP, CCDS, CRC, CPC
Berkley Research Group, LLC
Joan (Joni) Dion has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, serving clients across the United States. She has been involved in overseeing the implementation of Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) programs in large multi-hospital systems, developing best practices for revenue-cycle management for a 14-hospital system, and contributing to the design and implementation of an electronic medical record for a healthcare system.
Ms. Dion has extensive experience in health information management (HIM) and related fields. She has participated in projects that have included the development of a centralized health information management (HIM) model, coding management and compliance, revenue-cycle team leadership, and accounts receivable days reduction. She has in-depth knowledge of APR-DRG methodology and took part in the Maryland demonstration project before adoption of APR DRGs for reimbursement.
Ms. Dion also spent three years as an HIM director at a Saudi Arabian facility that achieved a successful outcome for its first Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (now The Joint Commission) survey.
Bonnie Peters, CCDS, CDIP, CCS-P, CPC, CRC, COC, CPC-I, CDEO
Berkley Research Group, LLC
Ms. Peters is a Managing Director in the Clinical Economics practice located in the Baltimore office of Berkeley Research Group. With over 40 years’ experience in the health care industry, Ms. Peters provides healthcare advisory services in Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), physician professional fee coding and auditing and physician practice management. She has served a variety of healthcare clients including multi-hospital systems, complex academic medical centers, large urban hospitals, and small community hospitals. She is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer and has provided education to physicians in all specialties.
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