Documentation for Denial Prevention and Appeals 


Join OHIMA and Intellis for this innovative and hands-on CDI Workshop 2.0!  CDI professionals from beginner to advanced will benefit from this event!  This event will take place on June 22, 2022 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM EST virtually via Zoom (all times are Eastern Time Zone). The event recording will be available through July 31, 2022. It is highly recommended that you attend this event live due to the interactive nature of the material. 

*BONUS!  It is recommended (not required) that you attend the first CDI Workshop before joining this event. Find this event HERE. You will receive a 40% discount for the first CDI Workshop upon registering for this event! Check your confirmation email for details. 



Bullet-Proofing Documentation For Denial Prevention And Appeals

This workshop will include a study of the underlying causes, clinical indicators, and treatment of three target diagnoses: Sepsis, Encephalopathy and Malnutrition.  Each section integrates these concepts into the identification of query opportunities to bullet-proof documentation against an audit, and instruction on documenting the CDI thought process into a well-organized note to support a denials appeal.  This workshop will include breakout sessions, and Chart review practice.


  1. Identify clinical indicators and treatment for Sepsis 2, Sepsis 3, Encephalopathy and Malnutrition as tools to support a diagnosis and appeal a denial.
  2. Compare clinical indicators and treatment to general payer requirements and OIG work plans.
  3. Integrate clinical evidence into a well-organized thought process to support a denials appeal.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to identify query opportunities and formulate a compliant, concise query.



Lori Harbison, LPN, CCDS, CDIP, CCS, is the Manager of Clinical Documentation and Quality Services for Intellis. Lori brings over 30 years of experience in nursing, including 13 years of experience in Clinical Documentation Integrity. A proven subject matter expert with a deep understanding of review, audit, and education, Lori is respected for her contributions and vast knowledge in the Clinical Documentation field. 

Lori is a credentialed CDI specialist holding a CDIP from AHIMA and a CCDS from ACDIS. Additionally, Lori is a clinical LPN and credentialed CCS. Lori’s philosophy is built on the principle that to meaningfully affect clinical documentation, the physician, CDS, and coder must work together as a cohesive unit. She is committed and passionate about fostering and advancing physician engagement and clinical documentation integrity education.  Lori has developed and presented customized education programs for individual physicians, large-scale physician groups, and health care systems, which has driven increased physician engagement and quality documentation. Lori is recognized for the advancement of the CDI profession by her work on many innovative targeted projects, including early adoption of CDI at patient round table discussions and CDI discussion at physician rounding and other progressive initiatives.

Prior to joining Intellis, Lori led the CDI training program at the Cleveland Clinic for 13 years. As the Quality and Education Coordinator, Lori was charged with the comprehensive training of clinical nurses, coders, and HIM professionals in their complete education as CDI specialists. In this capacity, she developed detailed training programs and continuing education for the growth and development of skilled and experienced CDI specialists. Lori is an accomplished educator and mentor with a proven record of successfully training adult learners.  Lori prides herself on the long-term accomplishments of her trainees, many of whom hold CDI leadership positions as well as other health care executive roles.



Registration deadline is June 17, 2022.

This event is worth 3 AHIMA CEUs
AHIMA CEUs are also accepted by AAPC!
Check eligibility on the AAPC website. 

Registration Fees  
Member $75
Non-Member $105



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This is a virtual event hosted via Zoom. Access information will be sent to registered attendees on Monday, June 20th EOD. Please enter your email address correctly during registration!  If you do not receive this email, first check your spam and then contact the OHIMA Central Office. The recording of the event will be made available 48 hours after the live event concludes. Instructions will be sent after the event.