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Jessica M. Vaughn, DNP, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CRC

Jessica M. Vaughn, DNP, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CRC, is director, clinical risk adjustment business operations at Advocate Aurora Health in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. A nurse of 26 years, she has 12 years of CDI experience and joined Advocate Aurora Health in 2022. In 2015, Dr. Vaughn started and led one of the nation’s first and ambulatory CDI programs focused on risk adjustment for value-based care and population health for Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in North Carolina. She is a leader in the industry, having spoken at multiple conferences, authored articles, and received ACDIS’s Professional Achievement Award. Dr. Vaughn helped write the initial CCDS-O certification exam and the original CCDS-O Exam Study Guide.