CYNTHIA TANG, RHIA, CCS
Cynthia Tang is director of CDI program services for Brundage Group. Her professional experience includes working as a healthcare consultant for a “Big Six” accounting firm, director for a national healthcare consulting firm and regional director of quality resource and health information management for two of the nation’s largest healthcare organizations.
Ms. Tang has implemented successful and sustainable coding and CDI programs in hundreds of hospitals across the country for over 25 years. Her professional experience and achievements include:
- Serving on multiple hospital “turnaround” engagements to expeditiously improve service delivery, reduce costs, optimize reimbursement and ensure compliance.
- Redesigning case management processes from a utilization review and discharge planning focus to a patient care coordination model, resulting in significant reductions in length-of-stay and costs.
- Analyzing claims denied for medical necessity and re-engineered processes that resulted in significant recovery of lost revenue and prevented further denials.
- Preparing successful appeals of inpatient DRG denials received from recovery audit contractors and commercial payers.
Ms. Tang is co-author of the best-selling, authoritative CDI Pocket Guide with Dr. Richard Pinson, as well as the Outpatient CDI Pocket Guide: Focusing on HCCs, the Pocket Guide for Coding Professionals and the CDI for the Clinician physician e-learning solution.
Ms. Tang has conducted numerous educational workshops and presentations for client hospitals and on a regional and national basis, including the 2016 and 2017 ACDIS Annual Conference two-day workshop, “Building a Best Practice CDI Team”, and the 2018 ACDIS Outpatient CDI Conference.