Making Your Own Rules with Adrienne Blackstone
Adrienne Blackstone is a practice administrator for a busy neurosurgery practice in
Arlington, VA and a certified medical coding instructor. She holds the following certifications; CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, COC, CRC and is the Vice- President of her local AAPC chapter. She has over 15 years’ experience in healthcare administration and medical coding; specializing in neurosurgery/spine. She also does consulting for medical coding and revenue cycle management.
Her future includes; pursuing a master’s degree in healthcare administration and growing her healthcare consulting business. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, summer festivals and traveling.
Being Curious with Kelli Estes
Kelli Estes is a registered nurse of 25 years and has spent the last 13 years in consulting services for clinical documentation improvement. She is a member of the ACDIS community and was in the original group to sit for the CCDS certification. Formerly a CDS herself, Kelli has always been able to bring a practical application approach into her training style to help others become their best whether a new or seasoned CDS. Recently, Kelli transitioned into a new role as Clinical Nurse Investigator working remotely from Kentucky. In addition to working full-time, Kelli and her husband, Greg have a non-profit ministry called CAMO known as Christian Archery Ministry Outreach where they strive to change lives one arrow at a time! Kelli and Greg are passionate about helping other people and have led three mission trips to Haiti through Disciples' Village after serving in medical missions through BMDMI.
Disrupting the Industry with Dr. Terrance Govender
Terrance Govender is currently the Vice President of Medical Affairs for ClinIntell, Inc. He has many years of clinical and healthcare management experience that goes beyond the borders of the United States, having also practice in the United Kingdom and South Africa. After being introduced to the concept of CDI early on in his non-clinical career, he realized that we still have a lot to accomplish as an industry. Terrance’s passion lies in the ability to empower physicians, who want to do the right thing, by providing them the shortest distance between two points with regards to CDI. This approach can take on many forms and the exact solution may vary depending on different cultures, but Terrance believes that its time to leverage data, advanced analytics and performance monitoring to affect long term change in physician behavior.
Talking with Your Younger Self with Kristi Pollard
Kristi is a senior consultant for Haugen Consulting Group where she is responsible for the development of live and web-based coding training materials, presentation of live trainings and webinars, and conducting coding audits. Kristi has an extensive background in coding education and consulting and is a national speaker on topics related to medical coding and code-based reimbursement.
Kristi is active in her local AHIMA component state association, currently serving as Data Quality Committee chair and formerly as Director and ICD-10 Task Force chair for the Colorado Hospital Association (CHIMA). She is also a past president of the Northern Colorado Health Information Management Association (NCHIMA). Kristi devotes extra time to mentoring current and future coders through her Coder Coach blog (www.codercoach.blogspot.com) and is the proud recipient of the 2011 AHIMA Triumph Award for Mentoring.