Vaughn Matacale MD, CCDS

Director, Clinical Documentation Advisor Program; Chair, PSI Committee; Hospitalist; ACDIS Advisory Board Member, Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, North Carolina

A physician specializing in hospital medicine who began training and working in the physician advisor role in 2007. In 2013 he took a full time role as a physician advisor. Serving as the director of the advisor team, it has grown to 8 full time physicians and a PA who conduct post-discharge pre-bill reviews, UR services, and provide support and education for coding, CDI, and medical staff throughout the health system. In addition, has over 15 years’ experience in UR reviews and continues to practice hospital medicine. Currently he chairs the patient safety indicator committee and holds a position on the hospital patient safety and quality improvement committee. Dr. Matacale currently sits on the ACDIS advisory board and represents ACDIS on the Malnutrition Documentation and Reimbursement Task force.