CPHIMA Quarterly Educational Session

Friday, September 30, 2022

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


East Petersburg, PA


8:30 am-9:00 am - Registration with Coffee, Juices, and Pastries

9:00 am-11:00 am - FY 2023 MS-DRG, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS Updates


Margaret Foley, PhD, RHIA, CCS

Associate Professor, Health Information Management Division
Temple University

2.0 - Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance


11:00 am-11:30a m - Business Meeting


11:30 am –12:30 pm - Lunch (provided) and Networking


12:30 pm-1:30 pm- A Review of Bariatric Surgery, Practices and Process


John D. Powell, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Bariatric Surgery
UPMC Central PA

1.0 - Clinical Foundations


1:30 pm - 1:45 pm - Break


1:45pm-2:45pm- The Transformation of CDI at Lancaster General Hospital-Penn Medicine


Patricia Ducey, RN, BSN, CCDS
CDI Retrospective Reviewer
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

1.0 - Organizational Management & Leadership


2:45 pm - 3:00 pm - Break


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm- Coding & CDI – Better Together


Diana Valanty, CCS, CCDS

CDI Coding Liaison
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

1.0 - Organizational Management & Leadership


Margaret Foley, PhD, RHIA, CCS


Maggie has over 25 years of experience in various aspects of health information management. She has held the position of director of HIM and has been a consultant for inpatient coding and reimbursement issues. Maggie currently is an Associate Professor for Temple University's HIM Program. She also serves part-time as an ICD-10-CM/PCS educational consultant. Maggie is also an AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Approved Trainer. Dr. Foley is truly Temple-made having earned her B.S. in HIM, an MBA in Health Administration and a PhD in Public Health all from Temple University. Maggie has also held positions in professional organizations at the national, state and local levels. She is currently serving on the ACDIS Regulatory Committee and the AHIMA CDI Practice Council.


John Powell, MD, FACS, FASMBS


John Powell, MD, is a board certified and fellowship trained general and bariatric surgeon with UPMC Central Pennsylvania Surgical Associates. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. He received his medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Pinnacle Health Hospitals, followed by his fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery at Pinnacle Health System. Dr. Powell's clinical interests include minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, bariatric surgery including revisions, foregut, hernia, and endoscopic surgery. He is a member and fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric surgery, and the Pennsylvania Medical Society. He has practiced in central Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and New York and brings this vast experience and enthusiasm back to central Pennsylvania. Outside of medicine, Dr. Powell enjoys spending time with his family including his new borne daughter, fishing, and playing golf. His offices are located and Harrisburg and York.


Patricia (Pat) Ducey, RN, BSN, CCDS

Patricia Ducey is a Retrospective Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) reviewer at Penn Medicine- Lancaster General Health. She is currently part of a three-BSN team that reviews all service lines at Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health (LGH). Charts reviewed include Medicare alive discharges, Mortality, and 30-Day death to maximize our opportunity with US News and World Report (USNWR) methodology and reporting. Pat has her Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist certification, and maintains her Registered Nurse licensure. In 2018 Pat created the role of Mortality Retrospective RN reviewer. That role entailed review of all in-house mortality charts with learned strategies to risk calculate a chart utilizing the Vizient variables and how they related to each DRG. After three successful years of reducing the Observed/Expected (O/E) Mortality at LGH, the role converted into USNWR reviews. That is, learning the importance of capturing chronic comorbidities that impact care. Through these initiatives Pat works very closely with the CDI team, coders, and the providers. She provides updates and education at various venues and works very closely with her partners to share knowledge or information she has learned along the way. Pat received her Bachelors of Nursing from Hunter College- Bellevue School of Nursing, NYC in 1982. When asked to describe herself, Pat doesn't hesitate to say first and foremost that she is a nurse and a mother.

Diana Valanty, CCS, CCDS

Diana Valanty is the CDI coding liaison for Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health. She began her hospital career in the Transcription Department and then moved to Coding, obtaining the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential from AHIMA in October 2015. Diana gained experience with coding of Inpatient charts, moving first to the role of Inpatient Clinical Coding Coordinator and then transitioning to CDI Coding Liaison position. She completed her requirements as a Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) effective November 2019.


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CEUs: 5.0


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