Meeting the Need for CDI with Brian Murphy
BRIAN MURPHY, is the director of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS), a 6,300 member association headquartered in Middleton, Massachusetts, dedicated to the unique needs of the CDI profession. He oversees management of its award-winning resources, leads association outreach, and develops industry CDI guidance in conjunction with the ACDIS Advisory Board. Murphy also oversees the annual ACDIS Conference, the nation’s first and largest conference dedicated to the unique needs of the CDI specialist that now draws more than 1,900 attendees. Murphy is a former managing editor at HCPro, with experience in developing products and services serving health information management (HIM) professionals. He has extensive knowledge of CDI and HIM, with an emphasis on documentation, coding, Medicare regulations, and the revenue cycle.
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.