Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp

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Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp

Course Overview

 

Develop skills for CDI success based on the review of key coding guidelines and industry resources

Developed for new clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists or intermediate CDI specialists in need of formalized training, CDI Boot Camp is a four-day classroom session that focuses on:

  • ICD-9-CM coding rules and regulations
  • Core ICD-10-CM/PCS concepts
  • Medical record review from a CDI perspective
  • MS-DRG reimbursement under the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for short-term acute care hospitals
  • CDI program benchmarking and compliance initiatives, and ethics
  • Key diagnoses within different body systems commonly targeted by CDI professionals
  • Tips on how to effectively work with providers, including physician query techniques
  • Review techniques for meeting quality initiatives and associated payment incentives, including hospital value-based purchasing (HVBP) and readmissions reduction


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CDI Boot Camp
will help you:

  • Implement a step-by-step process for thorough medical record review, including assessing undocumented diagnoses based on clinical indicators
  • Understand the IPPS and the impact of specific and accurate documentation on hospital payment
  • Build ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS coding knowledge
  • Recognize the importance of clinical indicators for problematic diagnoses, such as heart failure, sepsis, acute renal disease, and encephalopathy
  • Develop compliant verbal and written physician query techniques
  • Educate physicians about the value of improved documentation on both organizational and professional profiling  
  • Understand the impact of compliance initiatives, including the Recovery Auditor program and the Office of Inspector General (OIG), on CDI programs
  • Ensure full and accurate payments from quality initiatives such as hospital value-based purchasing (HVBP) and the readmissions reduction act
  • Prepare for the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) credential


CDI Boot Camp—see the difference for yourself

Check out all the benefits of this HCPro Boot Camp:

  • Custom-designed course materials: All course materials are custom-developed specifically for this intensive learning format.
  • Hands-on: Most course modules include exercises that allow you to practice key concepts.
  • Live instruction: Classes are taught by an experienced, highly credentialed instructor.
  • Small class size: We limit the number of course participants in order to retain a low participant-teacher ratio. This allows us to provide individual instruction as needed when participants find a topic to be particularly challenging and allows time for discussion.
  • Student-driven: At the conclusion of the course, we ask all participants to complete an evaluation, which we carefully review for feedback and course enhancement.
  • Well-established program: Backed by the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS), this Boot Camp provides the same great education you've come to rely on.


ACDIS
members save $150 off the registration fee. Call 800-780-0584 to receive your special discount rate or sign up for membership today!

For more information about CDI Boot Camp, contact customer service at 800-650-6787 or email sales@hcpro.com.  

CDI Boot Camp is offered around the United States at various locations. For a list of upcoming courses, click Course "Locations/Dates" above.


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Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp

Course Locations & Dates

 

Below is the current course schedule for upcoming courses of CDI Boot Camp.

To register for a class, click the "Register" button. If you would like to register multiple attendees, click the "Register Multiple Attendees" button.

Registrations are processed in the order received, and class size is limited. Since classes often sell out, we recommend against making travel arrangements until after we have confirmed your course registration.

Instructors for each class and locations marked as "Tentative" are subject to change. To view our Cancellation Policy, click here.

ACDIS members save $150 off the registration fee. Call 800-780-0584 to receive your special discount rate or sign up for membership today!

View Schedule For: Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp
 August 2014 | September 2014 | October 2014 | November 2014

 

August 2014

Location Class Dates

Englewood (Denver), CO

Price Per Person: $1,299
Hyatt Place Denver Tech Center
8300 East Crescent Parkway
Englewood, CO 80111
303/804-0700
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Room Rate: $ 129 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: Jul-21-2014
Aug-11-2014
thru
Aug-14-2014
(Monday through Thursday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm)
 
 
 

September 2014

Location Class Dates

Baltimore, MD

Price Per Person: $1,299
Hilton Garden Inn Baltimore/White Marsh
5015 Campbell Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21236
410/427-0600
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Room Rate: $ 119 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: Aug-25-2014
Sep-15-2014
thru
Sep-18-2014
(Monday through Thursday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm)
 
 
 

October 2014

Location Class Dates

Las Vegas, NV

Price Per Person: $1,299
Hyatt Place Las Vegas
4520 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
702/369-3366
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Room Rate: $ 109 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: Sep-06-2014
Oct-06-2014
thru
Oct-09-2014
(Monday through Thursday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm)
 
 
 

November 2014

Location Class Dates

Austin, TX

Price Per Person: $1,299
Hyatt Place Austin/Arboretum
3612 Tudor Boulevard
Austin, TX 78759
512/231-8491
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Room Rate: $ 119 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: Oct-12-2014
Nov-03-2014
thru
Nov-06-2014
(Monday through Thursday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm)
 
 
 

 

Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp

Course Outline

The CDI Boot Camp has been recently revised to include the following:

  • ICD-10 along with ICD-9, comparing and contrasting differences in the code sets
  • More emphasis on procedures instead of just diagnoses
  • How principal diagnosis (Pdx) assignment affects reimbursement through the CMS Quality Initiatives of Hospital Value Based Purchasing, the Readmission Reduction Program, and medical necessity denials, as well as the new 2 midnight rule
  • The body systems section (the meat of the course), instructors cover key diagnoses using ICD-9-CM, but also address nuances associated with ICD-10-CM when it doesn't contradict the rules associated with ICD-9-CM. This approach allows participants to function as a CDI specialist using ICD-9-CM as well as to begin preparing for implementation of ICD-10-CM
  • Less emphasis on metrics/management issues than prior boot camp

 

Day One


Overview of Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) and Record Review

  • What is CDI?
  • Who is the clinical documentation specialist (CDS)?
  • What is the role of the CDS?
  • Reviewing medical record documentation


Code Sets

  • What is coding?
  • UHDDS
  • Diagnosis coding
    • Official coding guidelines
    • Selection of principal diagnosis
    • Reporting of secondary diagnoses
    • Procedure coding
      • Official coding guidelines
      • Selection of principal diagnosis
      • Reporting of secondary diagnoses
      • Transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS


Provider Communication and Queries

  • What is a query?
    • Justification to issue a query
    • How to construct a query
    • Written vs. verbal query processes
    • Concurrent vs. retrospective queries
    • Available formats
      • Use of standardized query templates and clinical indicators


Day Two


Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and MS-DRGs

  • Overview of the Medicare system
    • Key terminology
    • What is an MS-DRG?
    • How is the DRG assigned?
      • Principal diagnosis
      • Complications/comorbidities (CCs) and major CCs
      • Principal procedure
      • Hospital Reimbursement
        • Relative weight
        • Blended/operational rate
        • Present on admission/HACs


Getting to Know DRG Expert for ICD-9-CM

  • Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC)
  • Medical vs. surgical DRGs
  • Alpha and numeric indexes
    • Diagnoses
    • Procedures
    • CCs/MCCs
    • Sample exercises


Diseases of the Neurological System (MDC 1)

  • Coding guidelines and key coding clinic references
    • Transient Ischemic Attach (TIA)
    • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
    • Altered Mental Status (AMS)
    • Seizures vs. epilepsy
    • Pain


Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (MDC 18)

  • Coding guidelines and key coding clinic references
  • Infectious disease process
  • SIRS/sepsis/severe sepsis/septic shock
  • Postoperative and posttraumatic infections
  • Common Symptoms
  • HIV disease
  • Other


Day Three


Diseases of the Respiratory System (MDC 4)

  • Coding guidelines and key coding clinic references
  • Respiration and oxygen therapy
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Asthma and COPD
  • Pneumonia


Diseases of the Digestive and Hepatobiliary System (MDCs 6, 7)

  • Coding guidelines and key coding clinic references
  • Esophageal disorders
  • Major GI disorders and peritoneal infections
  • GI bleeds
  • Anemia
  • Ulcers
  • Obstructive disorders
  • Esophagitis, gastroenteritis & miscellaneous digestive disorders
  • Cirrhosis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallbladder disorders


Diseases of the Cardiovascular System (MDC 5)

  • Coding guidelines and key coding clinic references
  • Hypertension
  • Chest pain/Angina/CAD
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
  • Cardiac catheterizations


Diseases of the Endocrine, Nutritional & Metabolic Disease & Disorders (MDC 10)

  • Coding guidelines and key coding clinic references
  • DM Type I and II
  • Complications of DM
  • Common symptoms
  • Malnutrition
  • Obesity
  • Electrolyte imbalances
  • Amputations


Day Four


Diseases and Disorders of the Skin, Subcutaneous Tissue & Breast (MDC 9)

  • Coding guidelines and key coding clinic references
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Chronic skin ulcers
  • Cellulitis
  • Excisional debridement


Diseases and Disorders of the Kidney and Urinary Tract (MDC 11)/DRG Expert page 132

  • Coding guidelines and key coding clinic references
  • Renal disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Urosepsis vs. UTI and sepsis/SIRS related to indwelling catheter


Other Diseases

  • Coding guidelines and key coding clinic references
  • Neoplasms
  • Injuries
    • Fractures
    • Multiple Significant Trauma
    • Poisoning and Adverse Effects

 

Measuring the Impact of a CDI Department and Professionalism

  • Basic CDI metrics
  • Minimizing vulnerabilities
    • Recovery Auditor Contractors (RAC)
    • Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT)
    • Federal guidance and monitoring
      • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
      • Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
      • False Claims Act
      • Hospital policies
      • Compliance
        • Professional ethics

*Agenda subject to change.

Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp

Learning Objectives

 

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the goals and objectives of a clinical documentation improvement (CDI) department and the role of the CDI specialist (CDIS)
  • Describe what population of records to review, how often to review them, and when a review is complete
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Medicare’s Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and how it relates to the role of the CDIS
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how specific and accurate provider documentation affects hospital reimbursement and quality initiatives through the assignment of a principal diagnosis, secondary diagnoses, and coded data
  • Discuss general coding guidelines and apply these guidelines when selecting a principal diagnosis and secondary diagnoses as part of the DRG assignment process
  • Discuss the significance of Coding Clinic for ICD9CM© guidance when assigning codes and sequencing codes, and applying its guidance to documentation and query scenarios
  • Develop techniques for detailed medical record review in order to identify incomplete, vague and/or missing diagnoses based on clinical indicators within the medical record
  • Discuss physician education strategies related to the impact of improved documentation on hospital reimbursement, hospital quality metrics, and individual physician profiles
  • Develop compliant physician query techniques based on industry standards and best practices
  • Describe professional ethics associated with the CDI role as related to compliance initiatives, including those monitored by Recovery Auditors and the Office of Inspector General (OIG)
  • Discuss and apply key metrics that support the success and/or progress of a CDI department, individual CDIS’, and participating physicians

 

Who should attend?

  • CDI specialists, CDI supervisors, CDI managers/directors
  • Inpatient coders, coding supervisors, coding managers/directors
  • HIM managers/directors
  • DRG coordinators
  • Coding compliance specialists, coding compliance supervisors/managers/directors
  • Quality improvement professionals, quality department managers/directors
  • Utilization review/case management managers/directors
  • Revenue cycle managers/directors
  • Physician advisors/champions to CDI
  • Hospitalist leadership

Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp

Continuing Education

 

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)     

This program has prior approval of the AAPC for 28 Continuing Education Units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAPC of the program, content or the program sponsor.


Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS)     

This program has been approved for 28 continuing education units 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).


American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)     

This program has been approved for 28 CE credits for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).


American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)     


HCPro, Inc., is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 28 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro, Inc.


California Board of Registered Nursing     


HCPro, Inc., is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide 33.6 nursing contact hours. California BRN Provider #CEP 14494.


Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC)     


This program is approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification for 28 Continuing Education Units.


Continuing Medical Education     


HCPro, Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

HCPro, Inc. designates this educational activity for a maximum of 28 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Disclosure Statement:


HCPro, Inc., has confirmed that none of the faculty/presenters, planners, or contributors have any relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of this educational activity.

Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp

Questions/Answers

 

What is the focus of the Documentation Improvement (CDI) Boot Camp

CDI Boot Camp is a four-day, classroom-based intensive training course that will teach CDI specialists the skills necessary to succeed in their jobs. CDI Boot Camp focuses on:

  • ICD-9-CM coding rules and regulations
  • Medical record review and physician query techniques
  • CDI program benchmarking and compliance initiatives

CDI Boot Camp will also benefit hospitals with established CDI programs that need additional development.


Where is the course offered?

Open registration courses are offered at various locations around the country, typically at mid-priced business hotels such as Hyatt Place or Hilton Garden Inn. For a current schedule of upcoming open registration courses, click on "Course Locations/Dates".

In addition to our open registration courses, we also offer CDI Boot Camp as an on-site course (with a substantial discount) for organizations that have a number of employees who need training. For more information on hosting an on-site course at your facility, call 800-780-0584 or email customerservice@hcpro.com.


What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration?

To view our Cancellation Policy, click here.


What material does the course cover?

To view the course outline, click on "Course Outline" above.


Does the course require any previous experience or training?

No. However, because of the course's fast-paced nature, it is recommended (but not required) that participants have at least one year of experience working in a hospital. This course is taught on a basic to intermediate level.


Is there a discount for ACDIS members?

Yes. ACDIS members save $150 off the registration fee. Call 800-780-0584 to receive your discount or for more information.


How is the course taught?


The course is taught using a combination of lecture, class discussion, and hands-on exercises/case studies.


What do I need to bring to class?

  •     Highlighter
  •     Sticky Notes
  •     Pen/Pencil


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."