Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp

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Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp®

Course Overview

Launch a successful CDI career with help from the experts at ACDIS.

The Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp is ACDIS’ leading training for CDI specialists. Trusted by hundreds of CDI specialists as the go-to source for CDI education, this course clarifies the role of CDI specialists and provides comprehensive training on their responsibilities.

Improve your CDI know-how with ACDIS-backed best practices for medical record review and compliant physician querying. Learn the ins and outs of Medicare’s IPPS methodology and how it relates to CDI. Find out what a MS-DRG is, how it’s assigned, and how it impacts reimbursement.

Nearly two days of the Boot Camp are dedicated to exploring key diagnoses in several body systems typically in need of clarification. Armed with this knowledge, CDI specialists can credibly query physicians and ensure full reimbursement and accurate claims data.

Leave the Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp with a complete understanding of: 

  • A CDI perspective on ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS Official Coding Guidelines that affect hospital reimbursement and quality metrics
  • Common diagnoses in need of additional specificity and acuity in the medical record, across all major body systems
  • Tips for educating physicians on the basics of reimbursement and the value of complete documentation on organizational and professional profiling
  • IPPS methodology and the impact of specific and accurate documentation from providers on hospital reimbursement
  • CDI benchmarking and compliance initiatives and professional ethics

 

Click here to download the 2015 CDI Boot Camp catalog!

The CDI Boot Camp will help you:

  • Implement a step-by-step process for thorough medical record review based on industry guidelines 
  • Develop compliant verbal and written physician queries and understand how to effectively query providers
  • Recognize the important clinical indicators for problematic diagnoses such as heart failure, sepsis, acute renal failure, and encephalopathy 
  • Understand the impact of compliance initiatives, including the Recovery Auditor program and the Office of Inspector General, on CDI
  • Prepare for the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification exam

 

CDI Boot Camp—see the difference for yourself

Check out all the benefits of this HCPro Boot Camp:

  • Custom-designed course materials: Course materials are developed by an adult education expert. The curriculum uses a “how to” approach where participants learn how to apply CDI concepts that they can customize to their organizational needs. Content is regularly updated based on changing industry practices and participant feedback. 
  • Live instruction: Classes are taught by an experienced instructor who is credentialed as a CDI professional and works as an industry subject matter expert for ACDIS.
  • 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.
  • Well-established program: Brought to you by the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS), this Boot Camp provides the best-in-class CDI education you expect from the industry’s leading association.


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

The bestselling CDI Boot Camp is also available online!

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Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp®

Course Locations & Dates

Below is the current course schedule for upcoming CDI Boot Camp—Online classes.

Price: $1,299

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The CDI Boot Camp—Online is also available as a live four-day class in cities across the country as well as on-site at your organization. Click here to find dates and locations for live programs.


December 2014 | January 2015 | February 2015 | March 2015 | April 2015 | June 2015 | July 2015 | August 2015 | September 2015 | October 2015 | November 2015 | December 2015

December 2014

   Atlanta, GA

 

   December 1 – December 4
   8:30AM – 5:00PM each day

Hilton Garden Inn - Atlanta Airport North
3437 Bobby Brown Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia, 30344
Phone:  404/477-6600
Hotel website


Room Rate: $ 119 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: Nov 17, 2014

 

January 2015

   Scottsdale, AZ

 

   January 19 – January 22
   8:30AM – 5:00PM each day

Homewood Suites by Hilton Scottsdale
9880 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
480/368-1200
Hotel website


Room Rate: $ 139 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: Dec 22, 2014

 

February 2015

Atlanta, GA

 

February 9 – February 12
Mon – Thurs: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM – 1:00PM

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Buckhead
3242 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
404/869-6161
Hotel website


Room Rate: $ 134 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: Jan 16, 2015

 

March 2015

Kansas City, MO

 

March 16 - March 19
Mon – Thurs: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM – 1:00PM

Hyatt Place Kansas City Airport
7600 NW 97th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64153
816/891-0871
Hotel website


Room Rate: $ 95 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: Feb 22, 2015

 

April 2015

Sterling, VA (Washington, DC)

 

April 27 – April 30
Mon – Thurs: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM – 1:00PM

Hyatt Place Sterling/Dulles Airport-North
21481 Ridgetop Circle
Sterling, VA 20166
703/234-0347
Hotel website


Room Rate: $ 119 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: Mar 27, 2015

 

June 2015

Portland, OR

 

June 22 - June 25
Mon – Thurs: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM – 1:00PM

Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport
12048 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
503/255-8600
Hotel website


Room Rate: $ 132 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: June 8, 2015

 

July 2015

Schaumburg (Chicago), IL

 

July 13 - July 16
Mon – Thurs: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM – 1:00PM

Hyatt Place Chicago/Schaumburg
1851 McConnor Parkway
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847/330-1060
Hotel website


Room Rate: $ 123 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: June 21, 2015

 

August 2015

Burlington (Boston), MA

 

August 17 - August 20
Mon – Thurs: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM – 1:00PM

HYATT house Boston/Burlington
2 Van Graaff Drive
Burlington, MA 01803
781/270-0800
Hotel website


Room Rate: $ 159 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: July 22, 2015

 

September 2015

Englewood (Denver). CO

 

September 14 - September 17
Mon – Thurs: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM – 1:00PM

Hyatt Place Denver Tech Center
5107 Peter Taylor Park
Brentwood, TN 37027
615/377-3332
Hotel website


Room Rate: $ 129 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: Aug 24, 2015

 

October 2015

Brentwood (Nashville), TN

 

October 26 - October 29
Mon – Thurs: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM – 1:00PM

HYATT PLACE Nashville/Brentwood
202 Summit View Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027
610/661-9477
Hotel website


Room Rate: $ 129 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: Oct 5, 2015

 

November 2015

San Diego, CA

 

November 2 – November 5
Mon – Thurs: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM – 1:00PM

Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
2576 Laning Road
San Diego, CA 92016
619/222-0500
Hotel website


Room Rate: $ 169 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: Oct 2, 2014

 

December 2015

Houston, TX

 

December 7 - December 10
Mon – Thurs: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM – 1:00PM

Hyatt Place Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport
300 Ronan Park Place
Houston, TX 77060
281/820-6060
Hotel website


Room Rate: $ 139 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: Nov 11, 2015

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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

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

This educational activity for 30 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.

 


California Board of Registered Nursing

HCPro, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide 36 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 is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

HCPro designates this educational activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 


Disclosure Statement:

HCPro 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 800-650-6787 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 800-650-6787 to receive your discount or click here 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."