NC ACDIS Board Members
Kay Blue - President of NC ACDIS
Kay Blue is the Director of Clinical Documentation Integrity at Atrium Health and has been employed with Atrium Health for 33 years, serving in various clinical and management roles. She holds certifications in Case Management and Clinical Documentation Improvement. Kay completed her MHA at Pfeiffer University; prior undergraduate education includes a BSN and a Biology degree. She is a member of ACDIS and ACMA at both the local and national levels and has served on the National ACDIS leadership council for the past several years. Kay has presented at numerous ACDIS conferences, the 3M Summit, and the NC AHIMA conference throughout her tenure in CDI. Under Kay’s leadership since 2013, the CDI program at Atrium Health has launched several innovative and strategic initiatives, including the most recent service line efforts partnering with physicians to improve CC/MCC capture by specialty, developing education tips, and a never miss diagnosis list by service line groups. A new Ambulatory/OP CDI program was developed and implemented in 2021 to increase the capture of HCC documentation in Atrium’s MSSP and Medicare Advantage population in the primary care arena. Atrium CDI was also instrumental in contributing to the development of 3M Prioritization which led to the recognition by 3M as the “CDI Program Innovator of the Year” Award in 2018.
On a personal note, Kay is married to her husband Dave for 31 years, residing in Indian Trail, a suburb of Charlotte. She loves to travel and explore regions and enjoy life to the fullest. The saying that she cherishes is “YOLO”- You only live once, so live your life to the fullest with no regrets. She also enjoys playing golf but will never become a pro at it, but she has had a “hole-in-one” before, however, the shot was not very pretty and never left the ground, but she has witnesses, and that is all that counts!
Barkha Batheja - Secretary of NC ACDIS
Barkha Batheja, BDS, CCDS, CCS is a dental surgeon by background and has been in the healthcare industry for more than 15 years in varied roles. After working in clinical practice for 7 years, she transitioned to utilization management, revenue management, coding integrity, and clinical documentation improvement. She enjoys collaborative educational efforts with physicians and the analytical approach to CDI. She currently works for Duke Health as an inpatient CDI specialist. She looks forward to learning more about the NC ACDIS chapter as Secretary-elect, and being part of this unique opportunity to learn, grow, collaborate and contribute within the CDI industry.
Rosetta Obeng - Teasurer of NC ACDIS
Rosetta Obeng RN, BSN, CCDS has a diverse background which includes medical/surgical and pediatric inpatient nursing. She has been a case manager in an ambulatory care setting at an HMO. In addition, she has experience in auditing Medicare part A, B, and DME claims for medical necessity. She has been in the clinical documentation field for over 12 years. She appreciates the investigative approach of CDI and the opportunity to learn something new each day. Rosetta looks forward to learning more about NC ACDIS, meeting new CDI professionals, as well as furthering her professional development through networking with other NC ACDIS members. She enjoys the quiet, calm and beautiful views of North Carolina as well as the opportunity to be at an academic health center where there is always something new on the horizon.
Joan Oliver- Social Media Coordinator of NC ACDIS
Joan Oliver, MHA, BSN, RN, ACM, CCDS, is a CDI specialist covering the Cardiothoracic and Cardiology teams at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC. Before joining the CDI team, Joan worked in case management and assisted in embedding case management in the ED at Duke University. She has also worked as a legal nurse consultant, an ICU nurse, and home care nurse. Joan completed her MHA and in addition to her CCDS certification, holds an ACM certification and a CTHC from Duke Divinity. Joan served on the ACDIS Regulatory Committee in 2018-2020 and during her years as a case manager, she assisted on the planning committee of the NC chapter of ACMA.