ACDIS Symposium: Outpatient CDI

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ACDIS Symposium: Outpatient CDI

September 18–19, 2017  |  Hilton Oak Brook Resort & Conference Center

Early bird rate expires July 17, 2017. Register now!

The inaugural ACDIS Symposium: Outpatient CDI features two days of education and networking dedicated to the fastest-growing area of clinical documentation improvement (CDI): the outpatient setting. Join us for this one-of-a-kind conference featuring two concurrent educational tracks of diverse sessions for both managers/leaders and clinical chart reviewers, including how to get started in the ambulatory setting, query techniques and nuances, metrics and analytics, staff training, and demonstrating return on investment.

Learn from your peers and the nation’s foremost outpatient CDI experts while you take advantage of a unique networking experience.

Topics include sessions on:

  • Building an outpatient CDI program
  • Risk adjustment: Common diagnoses often missed in outpatient documentation
  • Outpatient query practices: Building compliant queries
  • MACRA and MIPS: A look at physician quality and payments
  • Critical differences between inpatient vs. outpatient coding guidelines
  • How to teach physicians E/M—medical school did not
  • Defining the different documentation, coding, and reimbursement requirements


Also included is a special “lightning round” ideas-sharing session and a dedicated Q&A panel to help answer your most pressing questions.

Who Should Attend?

  • CDI specialists
  • CDI managers/directors
  • Coding compliance directors/managers
  • Coding compliance specialists
  • Outpatient coders
  • Case management directors/managers
  • HIM directors
  • Revenue cycle directors
  • Physician champions/advisors to CDI
  • Quality improvement professionals
  • Coding managers/supervisors
  • Chief medical officers
  • Denials and appeals managers
  • Compliance officers
  • Chief financial officers 


Questions/Answers

Is there a discount for ACDIS members?
Yes! ACDIS members receive a $100 discount on the symposium registration fee (and they can save an additional $100 by registering before July 17 for early bird pricing). Call 800-650-5787 to receive your discount, or click here to become an ACDIS member!

What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration?
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Cancellation Policy
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Agenda

DAY 1 | Monday, September 18, 2017

7:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.                    
Registration and continental breakfast

8:00 A.M. – 8:15 A.M.                   
Introduction and welcome remarks

8:30 A.M.—9:30 A.M.                   
Breakout Sessions (choose 1 of 2)

Track 1: Clinical and Coding
Outpatient Query Practices: Building Compliant Queries
Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS

There is much guidance related to the query process on the inpatient side, but what about the outpatient side? Do the same rules apply? This session explores the differences between inpatient and outpatient querying and possible challenges that arise.

Track 2: Management and Strategy
Beyond the Walls: Building an Ambulatory CDI Program
Nicole Fox, MD, MPH, FACS, CPE

One institution’s experience of building an ambulatory CDI program from the ground up. This session will cover defining goals, building your team, securing administrative support, and identifying resources.  Fox discuss engaging physicians in the process, providing ongoing education and feedback to physicians, and defining metrics and measuring success.

9:45 A.M.—10:45 AM.
Breakout Sessions (choose 1 of 2)

Track 1: Clinical and Coding
The Ins and Outs: Inpatient vs. Outpatient Coding
Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC,  CPC-I, CCDS, CEMC, CRC

Documentation improvement efforts are increasingly expanding into the outpatient settings. Join this session to learn the fundamental differences between coding for inpatient versus outpatient services. Let’s explore areas where documentation improvement efforts can have the most impact!  

Track 2: Management and Strategy
From Inpatient to Outpatient: Defining the different documentation, coding, and reimbursement requirements
Kathryn DeVault, MSL, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA

Don't miss this opportunity to evaluate outpatient CDI from the ground up. The Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) is complex and requires a thorough examination of all the components impacting outpatient reimbursement. A complete understanding of the intricacies and components of this system is necessary for a successful outpatient CDI program. Along with the OPPS, the ICD-10-CM outpatient coding guidelines provide specific coding guidance in the outpatient setting. Attendees will receive detailed information surrounding documentation, coding, and reimbursement.

10:45 A.M.—11:15 A.M.              
Networking & refreshment break
Exhibit Hall

11:15 A.M.—12:15 PM                  
General Session
Morning ideas: Lightning round

12:15 P.M.—1:30 PM                    
Lunch provided
Exhibit Hall

1:30 P.M.—2:30 P.M.
Breakout Sessions (choose 1 of 2)

Track 1: Clinical and Coding
Evaluation and Management (E/M) 101
Karen Newhouser, RN, BSN, CCM, CCDS, CCS, CDIP

With expanding classification systems and ever-changing rules, we are seeing a shift as providers are discovering time can be used more wisely in the management of the increasingly complex outpatient than in assigning their own codes. This covers the basics of E/M coding, documentation guidelines, and seven components that are essential in the consideration of the appropriate E/M level that illustrates the physician’s work during the encounter/visit. Using case studies to identify commonly overlooked opportunities and possible subsequent outcomes, Newhouser discusses foundational E/M and how well-positioned CDI professionals are to bring the skills acquired in the inpatient setting to the outpatient environment. 

Track 2: Management and Strategy
Ambulatory CDI—How We’ve Grown!
Yvonne Whitley, RN, BSN, CPC, CRC, CDEO

Novant Health implemented a program four years ago and has made significant progress with their providers' specificity with diagnoses and documentation. Find out how they implemented outpatient CDI and continue to expand and improve their program and the lessons learned.

2:30 P.M.—3:15 P.M.                    
Networking & refreshment break
Exhibit Hall

3:15 P.M.—4:15 P.M.
Breakout Sessions (choose 1 of 2)

Track 1: Clinical and Coding
Risk Adjustment: Where’s Waldo? Common Diagnoses Often Missed in Outpatient Documentation
Laurie L. Prescott, MSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC

Inpatient care allows us several opportunities throughout an encounter to capture complications and comorbidities, meaning documentation for an inpatient encounter of care is usually much more complete. Documentation from an outpatient encounter can be much sparser in nature. Providers often point and click on diagnoses and do not necessarily work to obtain the most specific or most appropriate diagnosis. This session offers examples of diagnoses that are often missed or not documented to the needed specificity to allow HCC assignment in the outpatient setting.

Track 2: Management and Strategy
Evaluating the Development and Application of Integrated CDI Efforts in the Physician Office setting through a Case Study
Sue Chamberlain, MSCTE, RHIA, CDIP, CCS-P

This presentation will present a case study that details how standardized CDI education and a unique integrated CDI solution can be applied and modified to build consistent and successful organizational goals. It will detail key elements used to evaluate success, assess the impact of an integrated outpatient program, and define a basic structure that can used as a model for other organizations. Through presentation and audience discussion, the session discusses needs for an outpatient CDI program, collective pain points that this type of program can address, and share solutions to major pain points.

4:15 P.M.                                           
Adjourn



Day 2  | Tuesday, September 19, 2017
 

7:00 A.M.—8:00 A.M.                   
Continental breakfast
Exhibit Hall

8:00 A.M.—9:00 A.M.                   
Keynote Session

9:15 A.M.—10:15 A.M.
Breakout Sessions (choose 1 of 2)

Track 1: Clinical and Coding
HCCs and Pay for Performance
Richard Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS, and Cynthia Tang, RHIA, CCS

This session explores the impact HCCs have on physician and hospital pay for performance measures and examines HCC risk adjustment weights and coefficients for the various measures. It looks at the differences in documentation requirements for HCCs in the inpatient vs. physician office practice settings.

Track 2: Management and Strategy
MACRA and MIPS: A Look at Physician Quality and Payments
Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS

MACRA, MIPS, OH MY! CMS continues to move toward paying for quality not quantity. This session is an informational look at MACRA, MIPS, and physician quality that examines how they will impact future payments under Medicare.

10:15 A.M.—11:00 A.M.              
Networking & refreshment break
Exhibit Hall

11:00 A.M.—12:00 P.M.
Breakout Sessions (choose 1 of 2)

Track 1: Clinical and Coding
How to teach physicians E/M—medical school did not
James Dunnick, MD, FACC, CHCQM, CPC, CMDP

Improve your physicians' E/M performance to reduce audit risk exposure, shorten billing delays, and avoid denials. Using real case examples, this session examines why physicians document as they do. It will look at examples of charts to demonstrate errors and discuss how the wording could have been phrased. It will also provide techniques to effect physician change.

Track 2: Management and Strategy
A New Documentation Frontier: Expanding CDI to the Outpatient Observation Setting
Seth Kirschner, and Lori Sackela, RN, CCM, CCDS

Mount Carmel Health System successfully implemented one of the nation’s first observation CDI programs. Attendees will learn how in addition to reducing observation patient length of stay and supporting appropriate patient status, the program resulted in significant financial benefit for Mount Carmel.

12:00 P.M.—1:30 P.M.                 
Lunch provided
Exhibit Hall

1:30 P.M.—3:00 P.M.                    
Panel session: Moderated Q&A

3:00 P.M.                                           
Adjourn

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the 2017 ACDIS Symposium: Outpatient CDI, you will be able to:

  • Develop strategies to begin or improve outpatient CDI programs
  • Modify existing CDI programs to include review of outpatient documentation and risk-adjusted methodologies such as HCCs
  • Design CDI education for physicians related to outpatient practice
  • Incorporate CDI data to track and report program progress and drive improvements
  • Recognize compliance risks in the query process

Continuing Education

The ACDIS Symposium: Outpatient CDI offers continuing education credits from a variety of professional healthcare organizations.

Please check backfor more information.

Your Conference Presenters

  • LAURIE L. PRESCOTT,  MSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC
  • SHARME BRODIE, RN, CCDS
  • RICHARD PINSON, MD, FACP, CCS
  • CYNTHIA TANG, RHIA, CCS
  • SHANNON MCCALL,  RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC,  CPC-I, CCDS, CEMC, CRC
  • NICOLE FOX,  MD, MPH, FACS, CPE
  • KATHRYN DEVAULT,  MSL, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA
  • KAREN NEWHOUSER,  RN, BSN, CCM, CCDS, CCS, CDIP
  • YVONNE WHITLEY,  RN, BSN, CPC, CRC, CDEO
  • SUE CHAMBERLAIN,  MSCTE, RHIA, CDIP, CCS-P
  • DEBORAH NEVILLE, RHIA
  • SETH KIRSCHNER
  • LORI SACKELA, RN, CCM, CCDS
  • JAMES DUNNICK,  MD, FACC, CHCQM, CPC, CMDP
  • KIMBERLY HOFFER, BS, CPC


Disclosure Statement

The planners, presenters, content experts, and contributors have disclosed no real or potential conflicts of interest related to this CNE activity.

Pricing

ACDIS members get $200 off the base retail price of $905 (by registering on or before July 17, 2017) or $100 off the base retail price of $905 (by registering after July 17, 2017). Call 615-724-7213 to receive your exclusive discount!


Early Bird Pricing

  • Early bird pricing for ACDIS members: $705
  • Early bird pricing for non-members: $805
  • Register four attendees and the fifth attendee is free!*


*If you are an ACDIS member and register on or before July 17, 2017, you can either get $200 off the retail price of $905, or register four attendees and send the fifth attendee for free for a total team price of $3,220.

*If you are not an ACDIS member and register on or before July 17, 2017, you can either get $100 off the retail price of $905, or register four attendees and send the fifth attendee for free for a total team price of $3,620.

(Early bird pricing ends July 17, 2017)


Regular Pricing

  • Regular pricing (after July 17, 2017)
  • ACDIS members: $805
  • Non-members: $905
  • Register four attendees and the fifth attendee is free!*


*If you are an ACDIS member and register after July 17, 2017, you can either get $100 off the retail price of $905, or register four attendees and send the fifth attendee for free for a total team price of $3,220.

*If you are not an ACDIS member and register after July 17, 2017, you can register four attendees and send the fifth attendee for free for a total price of $3,620.


Have more than five attendees?

Please call 615-724-7213 to register your team for special group pricing.

Interested in becoming an ACDIS member? Click here to learn more!

Location Information

Book your hotel room by August 17, 2017 and get a special hotel rate of $159.00 (tax & fees not included).

Hilton Oak Brook Resort & Conference Center
3500 Midwest Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Discounted room rate: $159.00 plus taxes
Reservations: 866.275.6295
Or book your room online here:
ACDIS Symposium/CDI Leadership Exchange.

If calling to make your reservation, please mention "ACDIS" to receive the discounted rate.