CCDS Exam Prep Class Online

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CCDS Exam Prep Class Online

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CCDS Exam Prep Class Online

Course Overview

The CCDS Exam Prep Class Online is a convenient addition to your preparation for the CCDS exam and your efforts to advance in your professional career. It provides an overview of CDI knowledge and test-taking skills. Adding this course to your CCDS preparation will allow you to tackle the exam with confidence.

Students have direct access to our nationally recognized instructors through the Ask the Expert feature, where they can ask questions and ensure understanding.

Who is the class for?
The CCDS Exam Prep Class Online is for students who meet the prerequisites to take the CCDS exam—including a minimum of two years’ work experience as a CDI specialist—and who intend to sit for the CCDS exam within the next six months. It does not provide general CDI education.

The class covers the main focus areas of the CCDS exam as outlined in the examination content outline (see the CCDS Exam Candidate Handbook): 

  • Healthcare regulations, reimbursement, and documentation requirements related to the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) 
  • Anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology 
  • Medical record documentation 
  • Healthcare facility CDI program analysis 
  • Communication skills 
  • Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting 
  • Professionalism, ethics, and compliance 
  • Impact of reportable diagnoses on quality of care 


Plus, it includes real-world study strategies for adult learners.

If you’ve attempted to gain CCDS certification before, this class will break down the material covered in the exam to ensure you feel confident and competent when you next sit for it. The program also covers test-taking skills, which helps students who have mastery of the subject matter but do not excel in the stress of a test-taking situation.

Who should attend?

  • CDI specialists: RNs/MDs
  • CDI managers/directors
  • Case management directors/managers
  • HIM directors/coding managers
  • Revenue cycle directors
  • DRG coordinators
  • Physician advisors/champions
  • Quality improvement personnel


Need CDI education?
For best-in-class CDI education, find out more about our Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp. This four-day program provides comprehensive CDI education and teaches best practices for medical record review and compliant physician querying. It is also available as an online class.

ACDIS members save $150 off the registration fee. Call 800-650-6787 to receive your special discount rate or sign up to become an ACDIS member today!

For more information about the CCDS Exam Prep Class Online, contact customer service at 800-650-6787 or email customerservice@hcpro.com.

CCDS Exam Prep Class Online

Dates

Below is the current course schedule for upcoming CCDS Examp Prep Class Online classes.

Price:
$799 for Non-members
$649 for ACDIS Members
ACDIS members save $150 off the registration fee. Call 800-650-6787 to receive your special discount rate or sign up for membership today!

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Course

Class Dates

Registration Deadline


July 2017 - September 2017


7/3/2017 - 9/1/2017


6/30/2017


August 2017 - October 2017


8/7/2017 - 10/6/2017


8/4/2017


July 2017 - September 2017


7/3/2017 - 9/1/2017


7/2/2017


August 2017 - October 2017


8/7/2017 - 10/6/2017


8/6/2017


September 2017 - November 2017 


9/04/2017 - 11/3/2017


9/1/2017


October 2017 - December 2017


10/2/2017 - 12/1/2017 


9/29/2017


November 2017 - January 2018


11/6/2017 - 1/5/2018


11/3/2017 


December 2017 - February 2018


12/4/2017 - 2/2/2018


12/1/2017

CCDS Exam Prep Class Online

Course Outline - Agenda

  • Module 1: Examining the CCDS Exam
  • Module 2: Healthcare Regulation and IPPS
  • Module 3: Medical Record Documentation
  • Module 4: The Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
  • Module 5: Tutorial on DRG Expert
  • Module 6: A&P, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology
  • Module 7: Ethics, Professionalism, and Compliance 
  • Module 8: Impact of Reportable Diagnoses on Quality Care Measures
  • Module 9: CDI Program Analysis 
  • Module 10: The Exam Experience and Test-Taking Tips


*Agenda is subject to change.

CCDS Exam Prep Class Online

Learning Objectives

  • Module 1: Examining the CCDS Exam 
    This module looks at the outline of the exam and types of questions asked. It discusses recall, application, and analysis as well as the domains or objectives.   
  • Module 2: Healthcare Regulation and IPPS 
    Learning objectives: 
    • Define the IPPS and the process by which it is updated and revised 
    • Demonstrate a knowledge of MS-DRGs 
    • Define and recognize complications/comorbidities under the MS-DRG system 
    • Explain the impact of documentation on reimbursement through diagnosis and procedure code assignment 
    • Discuss the relationship between documentation, principal diagnosis selection, and medical necessity of setting 
    • Define case-mix index (CMI) and its relevance to CDI programs 
  • Module 3: Medical Record Documentation 
    Learning objectives: 
    • Explain what elements of the health record can be used for diagnosis and/or procedure code assignment 
    • Explain how the role of the provider in relation to the patient affects diagnosis code assignment 
    • Identify documentation in need of clarification for accurate code assignment 
    • Explain the types of physician queries (concurrent, retrospective, verbal) 
    • Demonstrate an understanding of different query formats (open-ended, multiple-choice, yes/no) and their proper application 
    • Define the concept of clinical indicators 
    • Demonstrate the formation of a compliant query 
    • Demonstrate an understanding of current professional guidance related to querying 
    • Explain the proper mechanism to address diagnoses that appear to lack clinical support 
  • Module 4: The Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting 
    Learning objectives: 
    • Explain when the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting are updated and where to obtain official information 
    • Explain the role of AHA Coding Clinic® in code assignment 
    • Define and apply the principles of principal diagnosis selection 
    • Define and apply the principles of secondary diagnosis selection 
    • Define the basics of the present on admission indicator assignment and explain its impact on payment 
    • Explain how to assign a working DRG when multiple diagnoses are in play 
    • Identify what CMS considers as hospital-acquired conditions 
  • Module 5: Tutorial on DRG Expert 
  • Module 6: A&P, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology 
    Learning objectives: 
    • Demonstrate ability to interpret medications as clinical indicators to support query opportunities 
    • Identify diagnostic tests as possible clinical indicators to support query opportunities 
    • Identify and apply clinical indicators and query opportunities typically targeted by CDI professionals related to common medical conditions, such as: 
      • CVA 
      • Encephalopathy 
      • Seizures 
      • Respiratory failure 
      • Ventilation support 
      • Acute MI 
      • Heart failure 
      • Neoplasms 
      • Acute kidney injury 
      • Anemia 
      • Infectious disease 
      • Injuries 
      • Poisonings/adverse reactions 
      • HIV infections
  • Module 7: Ethics, Professionalism, and Compliance
    Learning objectives: 
    • Maintain confidentiality of the medical record and relevant information to the practice of CDI 
    • Identify initiatives that ensure DRG compliance 
    • Identify areas of potential DRG creep as identified by the Office of Inspector General 
    • Explain the goals and objectives of a CDI department beyond reimbursement 
    • Identify potential compliance risk as identified PEPPER data 
  • Module 8: Impact of Reportable Diagnoses on Quality Care Measures 
    Learning objectives: 
    • Demonstrate knowledge of how documentation and code assignment affects the mortality index 
    • Demonstrate knowledge of mortality reviews and interpretation of observed-to-expected ratios 
    • Define how quality data are acquired through record abstraction and claims data 
    • Explain the significance of these CMS quality metrics: 
      • Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program 
      • Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program 
      • Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program 
      • 30-day mortality measures 
    • Analyze the financial impact of the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program on an organization and the role of CDI regarding CMS quality initiatives 
    • Identify the components of PSI 90 and its impact on quality measures 
  • Module 9: CDI Program Analysis 
    Learning objectives: 
    • Demonstrate the ability to analyze data and evaluate a CDI program’s trends: 
      • CDI productivity metrics 
      • Provider response rates 
      • CMI 
    • Recognize the importance of the following metrics for evaluating CDI program performance: 
      • CMI 
      • CC/MCC capture 
      • Severity of illness/risk of mortality 
      • Hospital value-based purchasing measures 
      • Patient Safety Indicators 
      • High-frequency DRGs 
    • Identify methods for measuring physician performance related to documentation 
    • Demonstrate an ability to track and trend data to measure individual physician performance over time 
    • Demonstrate a working knowledge of PEPPER 
  • Module 10: The Exam Experience and Test-Taking Tips 

CCDS Exam Prep Class Online

Questions/Answers

What is the focus of the CCDS Exam Prep Class Online?
The focus of the CCDS Exam Prep Class Online is to help prepare students who wish to sit for the CCDS examination.

Will this class guarantee a passing score for the CCDS?
No. This class will assist you in your exam preparation and provide a comprehensive review of areas the exam covers, but it should not be your only method of preparation. During this class, you are likely to identify areas in which you need further study due to your experience level or the type of organization in which you work.

How does this class complement the exam?
The class follows the content outline of the exam, touching on the specific domains of learning that the exam assesses. It provides an overview of the topics relevant to CDI practice and CDI competency.

Does the class provide a practice exam?
Yes! Class attendees will receive access to the CCDS Exam Study Guide practice exam.

What manuals are needed for class?
You will need to reference a copy of DRG Expert. You will also need this manual if you plan on taking the CCDS exam.

What is the focus of this class?
This class highlights the core skills of a practicing CDI professional who is preparing to sit for the CCDS exam, including reimbursement, coding practices, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, CMS quality measures, CDI metrics, and professionalism.

Are continuing education credits provided?
This class does not offer continuing education credits. If you are interested in CDI education that offers continuing education credits, please find out more about the CDI Boot Camp.

Who should attend?
• CDI specialists: RNs/MDs
• CDI managers/directors
• Case management directors/managers
• HIM directors/coding managers
• Revenue cycle directors
• DRG coordinators
• Physician advisors/champions
• Quality improvement personnel

How long does the course last?
Access to your online Boot Camp will be available for 60 days from the class start date.

What versions of this course are offered?
In addition to the CCDS Exam Prep Class Online, we offer the CCDS Exam Prep Class as a live classroom course. It is also available as an on-site course.

How does the CCDS Exam Prep Class Online work?
You'll receive the same content and instruction that you would experience at our classroom-based nationally recognized Boot Camps. Here's how it works:

  • 60-day access: View sessions and complete assignments, including review of answer keys.
  • 24-hour access: Modules are available at any time of day—you choose the time that works for you.
  • Ask the Expert: You can email questions to our instructors. We try to answer all questions either via email or phone within two business days.


Does HCPro offer an on-site CCDS Exam Prep Class?
If you have a group to train, holding a Boot Camp at your organization is easy and cost-effective. Eliminate travel costs and enjoy a group discount while ensuring your staff is up-to-date on the latest regulations and guidelines. Course content and length can be customized to meet the specific needs of your facility.

For more information, call 877-233-8734 or click on “Train Groups On-Site” above.

What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration?
Please click here to view our cancellation policy.

Does HCPro ever share contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number, email address, etc.) with other companies?
Historically, we have not shared contact information with anyone outside of our company. However, it is possible that at some point we might share contact information with other companies that offer products and services that we think would be of interest to our customers. If you would like us to keep your contact information confidential, please let us know so that we can flag your information in our customer database as "Do Not Share."

How do I get more information?
Contact customer service at 800-650-6787 or email customerservice@hcpro.com.