SCHIMA | Healthcare Denial and Appeal Management

Successfully Appealing Clinical Validation and Coding Issues in Encephalopathy


Successfully Appealing Clinical Validation and Coding Issues in Encephalopathy

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand common denial rationale
  • Recognize the differences between coding and clinical denials for encephalopathy
  • Discover successful strategies to compose winning appeals when the encephalopathy diagnosis is denied, even though you got it right

Date Published:

November 5, 2020


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Denise Wilson, MS, RN, RRT

Denise serves as the Senior Vice President at Denial Research Group – AppealMasters. Denise is also President of The Association for Healthcare Denial and Appeal Management. Denise is a Registered Respiratory Therapist, Registered Nurse, and holds a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Illinois, Springfield.

Denise has over thirty years of experience in healthcare, including clinical management, education, compliance, and appeal writing.

Denise has extensive experience as a Medical Appeals Expert and has personally managed hundreds of Medicare, Managed Medicare, and Commercial appeal cases and presented hundreds of cases at the Administrative Law Judge level. Denise is a nationally known speaker and dynamic educator on Medicare and Commercial appeals processes, payer behaviors, standards of care, appeal template development, and building a road map to drive the payer to a decision in the provider’s favor. She has educated thousands of healthcare professionals around the country in successfully overturning medical care denials. Denise’s special area of expertise is in writing and producing successful appeals.

Malissa Powers, B.S., RHIT, CCS, CDIP CICA

Malissa has 20 plus years of experience in the Health Information Management field.

She has worked in multiple capacities within the HIM profession to include years of management and leadership experience. 

She has over 12 years of teaching experience in her field.  Malissa has successfully authored hundreds of coding appeals at all levels including ALJ overturns.  She has authored several articles related to denials and appeal writing for organizations such as the HFMA, and AHIMA along with other various webinars.


SCHIMA/AHIMA Member: $20
NAHRI Member: $20
ACDIS Member: $20
AHDAM Member: $20
Non-Member: $30


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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • Course Certificate