CDI and Patient Safety Indicators: Understanding the Relationship Between Clinical Documentation and Performance

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CDI and Patient Safety Indicators: Understanding the Relationship Between Clinical Documentation and Performance

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CDI and Patient Safety Indicators: Understanding the Relationship Between Clinical Documentation and Performance

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Presented on:
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern

Presented by:
Cheryl Ericson, MS, RN, CCDS, CDIP
Michelle Wieczorek, RN, RHIT, CPHQ

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Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) have been a measure of the quality of care provided by hospitals for years. Changes in Medicare inpatient reimbursement strategies have tied performance on some PSIs to reimbursement. Because many PSIs are associated with events that can be considered complications of care, it is imperative for clinical documentation to precisely represent the patient’s acuity and accurately correspond to codes that reflect the clinical scenario. Expanding current CDI efforts to consider the impact of documentation on PSIs can minimize performance issues, allowing the organization to better identify and address clinical practice variability.

Join Cheryl Ericson, MS, RN, CCDS, CDIP, and Michelle Wieczorek, RN, RHIT, CPHQ, for a 90-minute webinar on how clinical documentation can ensure accurate capture of patients’ acuity and corresponds to codes that reflect the clinical scenario.

At the conclusion of this program, you will be able to: 

  • Identify strategies for CDI to recognize potential PSIs during concurrent review 
  • Examine coding guidelines and Coding Clinic requirements for reporting complications of care 
  • Explain the concepts of inclusion and exclusion criteria for PSIs 
  • Describe the relationship between PSIs and Medicare’s value-based reimbursement strategy 
  • Recognize the importance of risk adjustment within the PSI 90 measure population 

Who Should Listen?

  • CDI specialists 
  • CDI managers/directors 
  • HIM managers/directors 
  • Inpatient coders 
  • Physician advisors 
  • Hospital quality staff 
  • Quality managers/directors 
  • Chief medical officers 
  • Chief nursing officers 


  • Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) 
    • PSI 90 and its changing composition 
  • Coding guidance 
    • Reporting of complications of care 
  • PSI exclusions list 
    • CDI review process 
    • Case examples 
  • PSI 90 and emerging metrics 
    • Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) 
    • Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program (HACRP) 
    • Risk adjustment 
  • Q&A 


  • Sample queries

Continuing Education

(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education unit towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS).
(Ability to claim CEU’s for this webcast expire on: 08/21/2018)

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) 
(Nursing contact hours valid for live webcast participant only) - HCPro is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 1.5 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.
(Ability to claim nursing contact hours for this webinar expires on: 08/21/2018) 

Meet the Speakers

Cheryl Ericson, MS, RN, CCDS, CDIP, manager of clinical documentation services at DHG Healthcare, has more than 15 years of CDI experience and is recognized as a CDI subject matter expert for her body of work, which includes many speaking engagements and publications for a variety of industry associations, including AHIMA practice briefs and ACDIS white papers. She previously served as the CDI education director for HCPro and associate director of education for ACDIS. She is a former ACDIS Advisory Board member and currently serves as the chair-elect for the CDI Practice Guidelines committee. She is also a member of the AHIMA CDI Task Force.

Michelle Wieczorek, RN, RHIT, CPHQ, senior manager of clinical documentation services at DHG Healthcare, has over 30 years of experience in healthcare. She has served in leadership roles in clinical nursing, health information management, utilization review, clinical quality, and information technology. She has extensive experience in software development and IT product management, including holding a U.S. patent in natural language processing rules logic as a result of her work in developing a CDI software program with a national IT vendor. Her most recent experience has been leading teams in CDI and clinical revenue cycle consulting, including developing best-practice CDI approaches and methodologies. She serves on the AHIMA CDI Task Force and was the 2016 PHIMA Distinguished Member recipient.

Webinar system requirements and program materials: 

To fully benefit from the webcast experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following: 

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

No problem. The On-Demand version is now available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $259 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $259 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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