Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp® Online

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Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp® Online

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Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp® Online

Course Overview

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

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

Improve your CDI know-how with ACDIS-endorsed 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 short-term acute care hospital reimbursement, which is often a focus of CDI efforts. Specifically, participants learn about MS-DRG methodology, including how MS-DRGs are assigned and how documentation affects code assignment and sequencing.

A majority of the Boot Camp is dedicated to exploring diagnoses typically in need of clarification for proper code assignment and MS-DRG assignment. Armed with this knowledge, CDI specialists can credibly query physicians to ensure accurate claims data and reimbursement.

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

  • The ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, as seen from a CDI perspective
  • Diagnoses frequently in need of additional documentation to support accurate code assignment across all major body systems
  • The value of querying the provider for clarification and best practices associated with the query process
  • Tips for educating physicians on the basics of hospital reimbursement under IPPS and the value of complete documentation on organizational and professional profiling
  • IPPS methodology based on MS-DRG assignment and the impact of diagnosis assignment and sequencing on hospital reimbursement
  • CDI benchmarking basics, compliance risks, and professional ethics


The Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp Online 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 on CDI, including the Recovery Auditor program and the Office of Inspector General Work Plan


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

The Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp® 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.

CCDS Examination Information
ACDIS offers a certification for CDI specialists, the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) credential. We recommend the CCDS exam for individuals who complete this Boot Camp and desire to pursue certification. However, the course may not cover all the content areas tested on the exam. Consequently, depending on your background and experience, additional independent study and/or training may be required to pass the CCDS examination. To download the CCDS Candidate Handbook and view the prerequisites required to take the exam, or to download an application form, visit the ACDIS website at www.hcpro.com/acdis/cdi_how_to_apply.cfm.

Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp® Online

Dates

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

Price:
$1,499 Non-members
$1,349 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!

To view our cancellation policy, click here.

Rather attend in person?

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.

Course

Class Dates

Registration Deadline


December 2017 - February 2018


12/4/2017 - 2/2/2018


12/3/17


January 2018 - March 2018


1/1/2018 - 3/2/2018


12/31/17


February 2018 - April 2018


2/5/2018 - 4/6/2018


2/4/18


March 2018 - May 2018


3/5/2018 - 5/4/2018


3/4/18


April 2018 - June 2018


4/2/2018 - 6/1/2018


4/1/18


May 2018 - July 2018


5/7/2018 - 7/6/2018


5/6/18


June 2018 - August 2018


6/4/2018 - 8/3/2018


6/3/18

Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp® Online

Course Outline - Agenda

Healthcare Data and the Health Record

  • UHDDS definitions
  • The attending provider
  • Common elements of the health record


Medicare and Medicaid

  • Overview of the Medicare system
    • Key terminology
    • Medicare Part A
      • Inpatient hospital care
      • Overview of quality initiatives
    • Medicare Part B
      • Outpatient/observation hospital care
  • Introduction to Medicaid


Diagnosis Codes and Sequencing

  • Diagnosis coding in ICD-10-CM
    • Coding conventions
    • Official coding guidelines
  • Principal diagnosis guidelines in ICD-10-CM
    • Selection of principal diagnosis
    • Reporting of secondary diagnoses
  • Present on admission


Introduction to Procedure Code Sets

  • Procedure coding
    • CPT
    • ICD-10-PCS
      • Coding conventions
      • Official coding guidelines
      • The characters of PCS 


The Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and MS-DRGs

  • How is a DRG assigned?
    • Impact of the principal diagnosis
    • Major Diagnostic Categories (MDCs)
    • Impact of complications/comorbidities (CCs) and major CCs (MCCs)
    • Impact of procedures
  • Determining hospital reimbursement


Record Review and Queries

  • Reviewing medical record documentation
  • What is a query?
    • Justification to issue a query
    • How to construct a query
      • Written vs. verbal processes
      • Concurrent vs. retrospective
      • Available formats
    • The importance of clinical indicators


Getting to Know DRG Expert (ICD-10-CM)

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


Key Infectious Diseases and Complications

  • Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
    • Infectious disease process
    • Identification of the causative organism
    • SIRS/sepsis/severe sepsis/septic shock
    • HIV disease
    • Complications of care


Key Diseases Associated With Injuries, the Musculoskeletal System, and the Skin

  • Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
    • Episode of care (7th character)
    • Injuries
    • Fractures
    • Wounds
    • Cellulitis
    • Poisoning, adverse effects, and underdosing
    • Excisional debridement


Key Diseases of the Respiratory System

  • Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
    • Pneumonia
    • Chronic respiratory conditions
    • Acute respiratory failure
    • Oxygen therapy and mechanical ventilation


Key Diseases of the Digestive, Hepatobiliary, and Urinary Systems

  • Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
    • Acute kidney injury/renal failure
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Acute GI disorders
    • Chronic GI disorders
    • Liver disorders
    • Pancreatitis
    • Gallbladder disorders
    • Substance consumption


Neoplasms and Associated Diseases

  • Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
    • Neoplasms
    • TNM system
    • Anemia


Key Diseases Associated With the Circulatory System

  • Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
    • Hypertension
    • Chest pain/angina/CAD
    • Heart failure
    • Acute myocardial infarction (AMI)


Key Diseases of the Nervous System and Mental Health

  • Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
    • Traumatic brain injuries
    • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)/cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
      • Hemorrhagic
      • Ischemic
    • Altered mental status (AMS)
    • Seizures/epilepsy and convulsions
    • Dementia
    • Depression


Key Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic Diseases

  • Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Malnutrition
    • Obesity


Basic CDI Metrics and Professionalism

  • Basic CDI metrics
  • Minimizing vulnerabilities
  • Federal guidance and monitoring
    • Recovery Auditors (aka Recovery Audit Contractors or RACs)
    • Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
  • Professional ethics


*Outline-Agenda subject to change.

Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp® Online

Learning Objectives

Introduction: International Classification of Diseases, Code Assignment, Reportable Diagnoses

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the role of “documentation” within the health record
  • Explain what part(s) of the health record can be used to apply reportable diagnosis codes
  • Understand whose documentation within the health record can be used for code assignment
  • Distinguish whose documentation can be used to report a code from those whose documentation can only be used as clinical indicators of a condition
  • Discuss the significance of the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS) 
  • Apply relevant UHDDS definitions to the role of CDI/coding


Introduction to Code Sets: Diagnosis Codes (part 1)

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the significance of the ICD code set 
  • Discuss the impact of Coding Clinic
  • Apply official guidelines for coding and reporting associated with ICD-10-CM 
  • Analyze the guidelines associated with the sequencing of diagnoses 


Introduction to Code Sets: Sequencing/Procedure Code Sets (part 2)

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the two major code sets for procedures/medical interventions that vary by setting i.e., CPT and ICD-10-PCS 
  • Explain the potential obstacles associated with ICD-10-PCS 
  • Verbalize the need to consider the role of CDI in regards to ICD-10-PCS


The Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and MS-DRGs

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the significance of the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS)
  • Explain how organizations are reimbursement under the IPPS
  • Understand the significance of the MS-DRG reimbursement methodology and discuss its associated key elements like Present on Admission (POA) and Hospital Acquired Conditions (HACs)


Record Review and Communication with Physicians "Querying"

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Distinguish whose documentation can be used to report a code from those whose documentation can only be used as clinical indicators of a condition
  • Describe the traditional role of the Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS)
  • Define the role of a “query” in CDI/coding
  • Identify and discuss the resources available to guide when and how to query based on professional industry standards
  • Incorporate industry guidance in the construction of simple queries 
  • Recognize the importance of creating policies to define the query process and discuss the basic elements that should be addressed in the policy


DRG Assignment using DRG Expert©

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Distinguish whose documentation can be used to report a code from those whose documentation can only be used as clinical indicators of a condition
  • Describe the traditional role of the CDI specialist
  • Define the role of queries in CDI/coding
  • Identify and discuss the resources available to guide when and how to query based on professional industry standards
  • Incorporate industry guidance in the construction of simple queries 
  • Recognize the importance of creating policies to define the query process and discuss the basic elements that should be addressed in the policy


Key Diseases Associated with Infectious Diseases and Complications

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss documentation issues associated with key infectious diseases and conditions classified as complications within the code set
  • Differentiate between those diagnoses that map to a “vulnerable” MS-DRG and those that map to a “strong” MS-DRG
  • Identify those diagnoses that are classified within the code set as symptoms and require an associated diagnosis 
  • Identify common diagnoses that can affect MS-DRG assignment as a secondary diagnosis


Key Diagnoses in Trauma and the Musculoskeletal System

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Distinguish among the different types of wounds, fractures and other injuries 
  • Discuss the documentation needed to support accurate coding of key diagnoses associated injuries, fractures and wounds 
  • Describe the documentation needed to support an “excisional debridement”
  • Explain the difference between the impact of excisional and non-excisional debridement on reimbursement 


Key Diagnoses in Diseases of the Skin

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Distinguish among the different types of wounds, fractures and other injuries 
  • Discuss the documentation needed to support accurate coding of key diagnoses associated injuries, fractures and wounds 
  • Describe the documentation needed to support an “excisional debridement” 
  • Explain the difference between the impact of excisional and non-excisional debridement on reimbursement "


Key Diseases of the Respiratory System (part 1)

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss general coding guidelines/conventions as related to diseases of the respiratory system and demonstrate the ability to select the appropriate principal and secondary diagnosis as part of the MS-DRG assignment. 
  • Identify documentation/provider education needs related to diagnoses related to diseases of the respiratory system. 
  • Discuss the appropriate documentation needed to assign a code and sequencing related to the diagnosis of influenza, pneumonia, COPD and respiratory failure. 
  • Identify documentation requirements for Asthma, as well as provider educational opportunities related to these diagnoses.
  • Describe the documentation needed differentiate between “simple” and “complex” pneumonia and the impact of this distinction


Key Diseases of the Respiratory System (part 2)

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss key documentation issues associated with key respiratory conditions commonly affecting reimbursement
  • Describe the documentation needed to differentiate between “simple” and “complex” pneumonia and the impact of this distinction 
  • Distinguish among the different diagnoses that can be associated with the symptom of shortness of breath


Key Diseases Associated with the Urinary System

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss documentation issues associated with key diseases of the urinary system and their relationship with substance consumption
  • Differentiate between those diagnoses that map to a “vulnerable” MS-DRG and those that map to a “strong” MS-DRG
  • Identify those diagnoses classified within the code set as symptoms which require an associated diagnosis 
  • Identify common diagnoses that can affect MS-DRG assignment as a secondary diagnosis


Key Diseases Associated with the Digestive and Hepatobiliary Systems

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss documentation issues associated with key diseases of the digestive system 
  • Differentiate between those diagnoses that map to a “vulnerable” MS-DRG and those that map to a “strong” MS-DRG
  • Identify those diagnoses classified within the code set as symptoms which require an associated diagnosis Identify common diagnoses that can affect MS-DRG assignment as a secondary diagnosis


Neoplasms and Associated Conditions

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Apply the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting to diagnoses within Chapter 2 related to neoplasms to assure proper assignment of the principal and secondary diagnoses
  • Discuss sequencing considerations related to the coding of neoplasms and related complications
  • Discuss documentation issues associated with diagnoses related to neoplasms and identify areas of needed provider education
  • Describe the TNM Staging criteria for Cancer and how this system can be used to support code assignment
  • Apply the Official Guidelines of Coding and Reporting to diagnoses found within Chapter 3 Diseases of the Blood and Blood Forming Organs


Key Diseases of the Circulatory System (part 1)

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss documentation issues associated with key diseases of the circulatory system
  • Differentiate between those diagnoses that map to a “vulnerable” MS-DRG and those that map to a “strong” MS-DRG
  • Identify those diagnoses that are classified within the code set as symptoms and require an associated diagnosis 
  • Identify common diagnoses that can affect MS-DRG assignment as a secondary diagnosis


Myocardial Infarction (part 2)

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss documentation issues associated with myocardial infarction
  • Differentiate between those diagnoses that map to a “vulnerable” MS-DRG and those that map to a “strong” MS-DRG
  • Identify those diagnoses that are classified within the code set as symptoms and require an associated diagnosis 
  • Identify common diagnoses that can affect MS-DRG assignment as a secondary diagnosis


Key Diseases of the Nervous System and Mental Health (part 1)

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss key documentation issues associated with key neurological and mental health conditions commonly affecting reimbursement in the adult Medicare population
  • Distinguish among the different diagnoses that can be associated with the symptom of altered mental status
  • Define and apply the concept of residual and late effects in regards to neurological conditions


Key Diseases of the Nervous System and Mental Health (part 2)

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss key documentation issues associated with key neurological and mental health conditions commonly affecting reimbursement in the adult Medicare population
  • Distinguish among the different diagnoses that can be associated with the symptom of altered mental status
  • Define and apply the concept of residual and late effects in regards to neurological conditions


Key Diseases of the Nervous System and Mental Health (part 3)

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss key documentation issues associated with key neurological and mental health conditions commonly affecting reimbursement in the adult Medicare population
  • Distinguish among the different diagnoses that can be associated with the symptom of altered mental status
  • Define and apply the concept of residual and late effects in regards to neurological conditions


Key Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss documentation issues associated with key endocrine, nutritional and metabolic disorders
  • Differentiate between those diagnoses that map to a “vulnerable” MS-DRG and those that map to a “strong” MS-DRG
  • Identify those diagnoses that are classified within the code set as symptoms and require an associated diagnosis 
  • Identify common diagnoses that can affect MS-DRG assignment as a secondary diagnosis


Basic CDI Metrics, Professionalism, & Compliance

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of the departmental mission on the metrics used to measure success
  • Identify common metrics used to measure staff productivity
  • Discuss considerations related to the effectiveness of these metrics
  • Compare departmental and organizational metrics
  • Discuss possible impacts to the hospital CMI besides CDI 
  • Discuss the mission and role of various government entities and contractors related to coding and building functions in healthcare

Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp® Online

Continuing Education

PLEASE NOTE:
Continuing education credits for this course have changed beginning with the February 1, 2016, start date. Please see below for updated credit hours.

In order to receive CE credits participants must complete the quiz that will be provided in the survey evaluation following the conclusion of this online boot camp. After successfully passing the quiz participants will receive their CE certificates via email.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
HCPro is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

HCPro designates this educational activity for a maximum of 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 21.5 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.

Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS)
This program has been approved for 21.5 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).

California Board of Registered Nursing
HCPro, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide 25.8 nursing contact hours. California BRN Provider #CEP 14494.

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® Online

Questions/Answers

CDI Boot Camp–Online: How does it 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 to online instruction: View sessions and complete all assignments including review of all answer keys.
  • 24-hour access: Instruction is available any time of day. You choose the time that works for you. You can also email questions to our instructors. We try to answer all questions either via email or phone within two business days.
  • Interactive learning: Course participants work more than 140 exercises and questions based on the course content.
  • Live interaction with experts: Class size is limited to ensure individual attention. You'll be able to ask questions and get guidance from our instructors during a live office hour call.
  • 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.


What is the focus of CDI Boot Camp–Online?

CDI Boot Camp–Online is a 60-day educational experience that focuses on MS-DRGs and reimbursement under the IPPS; ICD-10-CM/PCS coding rules and regulations; medical record review and physician query techniques; CDI program benchmarking and compliance initiatives; and CDI reviews for quality initiatives such as hospital value-based purchasing and readmissions reduction. CDI specialists will learn the basic skills necessary for success in the profession. This Boot Camp will also benefit hospitals with established CDI programs that need additional development.


How long will the online content remain accessible after class ends?

The online portal for your class sessions and materials is accessible for 60 days.


Does HCPro offer this course on-site?

In addition to our online and open registration courses, we also offer the 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/offices, click here.


What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration?

Cancellation Policy
Please click here to view our cancellation policy.


What material does the course cover?

To view the course outline, please see the Course Outline tab within this page.


What do I need to bring to class?

  • DRG Expert – suggested but not required
  • Highlighter
  • Sticky notes
  • Pen/pencil


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 several month’s experience working in a hospital. This course is taught on a basic to intermediate level.


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


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.


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. 

Need to train a group?

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