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Sarah Mendiola to Present at Association for Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) Annual Conference

Sarah Mendiola

Sarah Mendiola, W&W’s Director of Clinical and Legal Services will present at the Association for Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, May 19th.  Ms. Mendiola’s presentation, titled “Completing the Circle: The Importance of CDIS Participation in the Denial Management Process,” will present actual examples of costly denials that could have been prevented with CDIS intervention, including 2-midnight rule denials, medical necessity for major joint replacement (as outlined by CMS), and justification of MCCs that are difficult to support clinically while maintaining compliance guidelines. It will also provide a sample of and explain the impact of a Corporate Integrity Agreement on the CDIS and your organization.

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