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Thriving Amid a Perfect Storm for Revenue Cycle Management

By Erica Franko, Leigh Poland RHIA, CCS & Debra Stall, CRCR


The Value-Based Payment model for medical services is gradually replacing the traditional Fee-for-Service model for payers and healthcare organizations. Clinical documentation programs are being reinvented due to the ever-changing nature of the healthcare industry. Value-based purchasing and other reimbursement issues, such as patient safety indicators, audits, and hospital-acquired complications (HAC), are dependent upon reliable, accurate, and complete documentation. Join us as we discuss the value-based CDI trends that we are seeing in the market and review practical approaches to plan and equip your CDI teams for the changes ahead.

Key Takeaways

  • Gain a brief history of the evolution of CDI
  • Learn more about value-based purchasing and the current reimbursement trends/shifts
  • Receive updates on emerging inpatient CDI trends, including CDI for Quality Outcomes, Severity of Illness (SOI), and Risk of Mortality (ROM)
  • Review analyses of the top outpatient facility and professional coding CDI physician trends, such as querying for risk adjustments and querying for E&M and CPT code assignment
  • Gain recommendations for tools and technology that can be used to enhance your CDI program
  • Review sample CDI reports that will assist you in measuring the success of your CDI program

Leigh Poland RHIA, CCS


Leigh has over 20 years of coding experience and has worked in the coding and education realm over the last 20 years. Her true passion is coding education making sure coders are equipped to do their job accurately and with excellence. Academically, Leigh has graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science. Leigh has had the opportunity to present many times in the past at the AHIMA, ACDIS, and AAPC National Conventions. She has been a guest speaker on AHIMA webinars and has written several articles that were published in the AHIMA Journal. Leigh has traveled the US and internationally providing coding education.

Debra Stall, CRCR​


As Senior VP of A/R Service Line at AGS Health, Debra oversees strategic growth initiatives for the company’s Accounts Receivable Services division. Throughout her 30+ year career, she has helped numerous companies drive operational excellence through global outsourcing, strategic planning, and process improvements. Debra’s extensive experience in healthcare management has delivered transformational results for leading healthcare organizations, resulting in significant financial growth with best-in-class operational efficiency.​ ​

Erica Franko


Senior Vice President
Customer Success

Duration: 60 Minutes
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