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HCCs and CDI in a Risk Adjustment World

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HCCs and CDI in a Risk Adjustment World

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Presented on:
Thursday, July 27, 2017
1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern

Presented by:
Laurie L. Prescott, MSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP

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Risk adjustment requires coding, CDI professionals, and providers to work as a team to ensure the capture of the most appropriate risk score for each patient.

If you’re looking for ways to expand CDI effort into outpatient settings and services, or if your program hopes to shift focus to improve quality monitors—both of which can affect risk scores—start with this webinar from two of our most trusted Boot Camp instructors!

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

  • Explain how risk adjustment is applied to reimbursement in healthcare 
  • Explain how risk adjustment is applied to CMS quality monitors 
  • Explain the CMS-HCC methodology 
  • Discuss key diagnoses and documentation required to impact risk scores 

Who Should Listen? 

  • CDI specialists 
  • CDI managers/directors 
  • HIM managers/directors 
  • Inpatient coders 
  • Physician advisors 
  • Hospital quality staff 
  • Outpatient coders 


  • CMS reimbursement 
    • Medicare Part A, B, and C 
  • Quality incentive programs 
    • CMS-HCC risk adjustment methodology 
  • Key diagnoses and documentation needs 
    • Hierarchies related to neoplasms 
    • Psychiatric diagnoses 
    • Spinal conditions 
    • Vascular conditions 
    • Pneumonia 
    • Skin ulcers 
    • Complications 
  • Q&A 


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: 07/26/2018)

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor. (Ability to claim CEU’s for this webinar expires on: 7/26/18

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: 07/26/2018) 

Meet the Speakers

Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, directs all of HCPro’s Certified Coder Boot Camp® programs. She is the developer of the Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version and the Evaluation and Management Boot Camp®. Most recently she collaborated with the CDI team to develop the Risk Adjustment Documentation and Coding Boot Camp®. She has extensive experience with coding for both physician and hospital services. Prior to joining HCPro, she worked for a national medical practice management company, where her duties included serving as a client manager and an in-house coding trainer. She also previously worked for a national consulting firm focusing on hospital inpatient, outpatient, and ER services. Additionally, she is a Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist and has served on the Advisory Board of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS).

Laurie L. Prescott, MSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, is the CDI education director with HCPro. Prescott serves as a full-time instructor for the CDI Boot Camp as well as a subject matter expert for ACDIS. Prescott is a frequent speaker on HCPro/ACDIS webinars and author of The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist’s Complete Training Guide. She started her nursing career in 1985 as a graduate of the University of Vermont School of Nursing. Since that time she has worked at a variety of organizations, including academic, large, and small community hospitals. She has worked in a number of nursing roles, including as manager in the areas of medical/surgical, ICU, PACU, and endoscopy. Her experience also includes specialization as a compliance officer.

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. 

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email if you have questions.