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Outpatient CDI Workshop

Connect. Collaborate. Problem-solve. Learn.

Due to the overwhelming success of our sold-out live event ACDIS Symposium: Outpatient CDI, ACDIS has responded with a one-of-a-kind multimedia platform to keep the education, networking, and development going—right from your home office.

The Outpatient CDI Workshop features a broad sampling of the presentations delivered at the ACDIS Symposium in an easy-to-access online format. Participants in the Workshop will also enjoy facilitated collaboration with their peers and event presenters.

Take part in an ideas lightning round with the ability to send questions to presenters, enjoy conversation with your fellow attendees through an email discussion group, and participate in a live networking and problem-solving call with workshop participants and moderators. Get your outpatient CDI program off the ground with help from your peers and the experts at ACDIS, all for one low price!

Sign up now for the webinar series to attend the remaining sessions live!

How it works

Over the course of five weeks, the Outpatient CDI Workshop will deliver an innovative learning and networking structure; you can tune in live or listen on demand at a time that works for you. Each Wednesday and Friday at 1 p.m. ET, beginning October 18 and ending November 17, we will feature a lively presentation from the ACDIS Symposium or a problem-solving discussion call. The price of the workshop gives you access to all five weeks of content.

Featured sessions include case studies from organizations with established programs and informative regulatory and practical content:

  • Evaluation and Management 101
  • HCCs and Pay for Performance
  • Outpatient Query Practices: Building Compliant Queries
  • Beyond the Walls: Building an Ambulatory Outpatient CDI Program
  • Risk Adjustment: Where's Waldo? Common Diagnoses Often Missed in Outpatient Documentation
  • Novant Health Ambulatory CDI – How We've Grown!
  • The Ins and Outs: Inpatient and Outpatient Coding
  • A New Documentation Frontier: Expanding CDI to the Outpatient Observation Setting


Also included is a special lightning round ideas-sharing session and a live networking call to facilitate problem solving and discussion. The lightning round features quick-hit ideas that have proven successful in the field, moderated by ACDIS Director Brian Murphy. Hear what’s working in the outpatient field and get ideas you can translate from the inpatient setting.

All Outpatient CDI Workshop participants are also invited to join a special networking call on Friday, November 17 to conclude the Workshop, where Brian Murphy and other moderators will take questions and comments from participants. Bounce ideas off your peers and ask questions of our presenters in an open-format discussion.

Who Should Listen?

  • CDI specialists
  • CDI managers/directors
  • Coding compliance directors/managers
  • Coding compliance specialists
  • Outpatient coders
  • Case management directors/managers
  • HIM directors
  • Revenue cycle directors
  • Physician champions/advisors to CDI
  • Quality improvement professionals
  • Coding managers/supervisors
  • Chief medical officers
  • Denials and appeals managers
  • Compliance officers
  • Chief financial officers 

Presentations

Evaluation and Management 101

Presented on:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Eastern

Presented by:
Karen Newhouser, RN, BSN, CCM, CCDS, CCS, CDIP 

With expanding classification systems and ever‐changing rules, providers are discovering time can be used more wisely in the management of the increasingly complex outpatient than in assigning their own codes. This session covers the basics of evaluation and management (E/M) coding, documentation guidelines, and seven components that are essential in the consideration of the appropriate E/M level that illustrates the physician’s work during the encounter/visit. Using case studies to identify commonly overlooked opportunities and possible subsequent outcomes, Newhouser discusses foundational E/M and how well-positioned CDI professionals can bring the skills acquired in the inpatient setting to the outpatient environment. 

HCCs and Pay for Performance

Presented on:
Friday, October 20, 2017
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Eastern

Presented by:
Richard Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS
Cynthia Tang, RHIA, CCS 

This session explores the impact HCCs have on physician and hospital pay-for-performance measures and examines HCC risk adjustment weights and coefficients for the various measures. It looks at the differences in documentation requirements for HCCs in the inpatient vs. physician office practice settings. 

Outpatient Query Practices: Building Compliant Queries

Presented on:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Eastern 

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

There is much guidance related to the query process on the inpatient side, but what about the outpatient side? Do the same rules apply? This session explores the differences between inpatient and outpatient querying and possible challenges that arise. 

Beyond the Walls: Building an Ambulatory Outpatient CDI Program

Presented on:
Friday, October 27, 2017
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Eastern 

Presented by:
Nicole Fox, MD, MPH, FACS, CPE 

Hear how one institution built an ambulatory CDI program from the ground up. This session will cover defining goals, building your team, securing administrative support, and identifying resources. Fox discusses engaging physicians in the process, providing ongoing education and feedback to physicians, and defining metrics and measuring success.

Risk Adjustment: Where's Waldo? Common Diagnoses Often Missed in Outpatient Documentation

Presented on:
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Eastern 

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

Inpatient care allows us several opportunities throughout an encounter to capture complications and comorbidities, meaning documentation for an inpatient encounter is usually fairly complete. Documentation from an outpatient encounter can be much sparser in nature. Providers often point and click on diagnoses and do not necessarily work to obtain the most specific or most appropriate diagnosis. This session offers examples of diagnoses that are often missed or not documented to the needed specificity to allow HCC assignment in the outpatient setting. 

Novant Health Ambulatory CDI – How We've Grown!

Presented on:
Friday, November 3, 2017
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Eastern 

Presented by:
Yvonne Whitley, RN, BSN, CPC, CRC, CDEO 

Novant Health implemented a program four years ago, and the health system has made significant progress with providers' diagnoses and documentation specificity. Find out how they implemented outpatient CDI, how they continue to expand and improve their program, and what lessons they’ve learned. 

The Ins and Outs: Inpatient and Outpatient Coding

Presented on:
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Eastern 

Presented by:
Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS‐P, CPC, CPC‐I, CCDS, CEMC, CRC 

Documentation improvement efforts are increasingly expanding into the outpatient setting. Join this session to learn the fundamental differences between coding for inpatient versus outpatient services. Let’s explore areas where documentation improvement efforts can have the most impact! 

A New Documentation Frontier: Expanding CDI to the Outpatient Observation Setting

Presented on:
Friday, November 10, 2017
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Eastern 

Presented by:
Seth Kirschner
Lori Sackela, RN, CCM, CCDS 

Mount Carmel Health System successfully implemented one of the nation’s first observation CDI programs. Attendees will learn how, in addition to reducing observation patient length of stay and supporting appropriate patient status, the program resulted in significant financial benefit for Mount Carmel. 

Lightning Round

Presented on:
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Eastern 

Moderated by:
Brian Murphy, ACDIS Director 

This innovative session combines quick‐hit ideas from your peers that have proven successful in the field. Hear what's working in the outpatient world and pick up ideas to translate from inpatient programs. This session will get your brain working overtime! 

1. Outpatient CDI Tracking and Querying Platform

Presented by:
Tamara A. Hicks, RN, BSN, MHA, CCS, CCDS, ACM-RN
Director, Clinical Documentation Excellence
Jessica M. Vaughn, RN, BSN, CCDS
Manager, Outpatient Clinical Documentation Excellence
Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

2. Ambulatory CDI on a Poor Man’s Budget

Presented by:
Rita Fields, BSN, RN, CCDS
Regional Manager, CDI
Lori Ganote, MSN, RN, CCDS
System CDI Auditor/Educator
Baptist Health, Louisville, Kentucky 

3. Launching a New Program

Presented by:
Tracy Boldt, RN, BSN, CCDS, CDIP
System Manager, Clinical Documentation Improvement
Essentia Health, Duluth, Minnesota 

4. Ambulatory CDI at Asante Health System

Presented by:
Ellen Jantzer, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCS
Clinical Documentation Integrity Manager
Asante Health System, Medford, Oregon 

Networking Call

Presented on:
Friday, November 17, 2017
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Eastern

Moderated by:
Brian Murphy, ACDIS Director 

Wrap up the Outpatient CDI Workshop with an open networking conference call. Bounce ideas off your fellow attendees and ask questions of our presenters in this moderated call, led by ACDIS Director Brian Murphy.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Develop strategies to begin or improve outpatient CDI programs
  • Modify existing CDI programs to include review of outpatient documentation and risk-adjusted methodologies such as HCCs
  • Incorporate CDI data to track and report program progress and drive improvements
  • Recognize compliance risks in the query process

Continuing Education Credit

National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)
This activity has been approved by the National Association of Healthcare Quality for 9 CPHQ CE credits. 

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 9 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: 10/18/18) 

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
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 9 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.  
(Ability to claim nursing contact hours for this webinar expires on: 11/17/18) 

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
(Live webcast participant only) 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 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
(Ability to claim CEU’s for this webinar expires on: 11/17/18) 

Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS)
(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 9 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 webinar expires on: 11/17/18)

AAPC
(Live + On Demand) - This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 9.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. (Ability to claim CEH’s for this webinar expires on: 10/31/18)

Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC)
(Live + On Demand) This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 9 CE contact hour(s). (Ability to claim continuing education credits for this webinar expires on: 10/18/18)

Speakers

Karen Newhouser, RN, BSN, CCM, CCDS, CCS, CDIP
Director of Education
MedPartners
North Redington Beach, Florida

Karen Newhouser, RN, BSN, CCM, CCDS, CCS, CDIP, is director of education for MedPartners in Tampa, Florida, where she has found her niche in education through writing, speaking, and personal engagement. Within multiple roles spanning a 40-year career in critical care nursing, case management, and CDI, Newhouser has been resolute in her mission to set people up for success. Newhouser was honored as the 2015 CDI Professional of the Year by ACDIS and is a member of the ACDIS Advisory Board.

Richard Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS
Principal
Pinson & Tang LLC
Houston, Texas

Richard Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS, is principal at Pinson & Tang LLC in Houston, Texas. He is a physician, educator, and healthcare consultant who is board-certified in internal medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is well-recognized in the CDI community as a reliable expert. Pinson is the co-author of The CDI Pocket Guide, the CDI+MD and CDI+PG mobile apps, and the CDI for the Clinician eLearning solution. He has been a featured speaker at local, state, and national conferences. He authors the “Coding Corner” column for the ACP Hospitalist magazine. 

Cynthia L. Tang, RHIA, CCS
Principal
Pinson & Tang LLC
Houston, Texas

Cynthia Tang, RHIA, CCS, is principal of Pinson & Tang LLC in Houston, Texas. She has extensive operational and consulting expertise in coding, CDI, performance improvement, and health information management (HIM). Specifically, her expertise lies in the design and implementation of sustainable CDI and coding programs that support compliant code assignment and promote accurate and optimal DRG assignment and quality performance measurements. She is the co-author of The CDI Pocket Guide, the CDI+MD and CDI+PG mobile apps, and the CDI for the Clinician CDI eLearning solution. Over the last 25 years, she has implemented successful CDI and coding programs across the county.

Laurie L. Prescott, MSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC
CDI Education Director
HCPro, an H3.Group brand          
Middleton, Massachusetts

Laurie Prescott, MSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC, is the CDI education director at HCPro, an H3.Group brand, in Middleton, Massachusetts. She is an instructor for the CDI Boot Camps, a subject matter expert for ACDIS, and a member of the CCDS exam board. She is a frequent speaker for webinars and the author of The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist’s Complete Training Guide. Prescott has been in the nursing field since 1985. Her experience also includes specialization in the role of compliance officer. She developed and implemented a CDI program before coming to HCPro in 2013.   

Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS
CDI Educational Instructor           
HCPro, an H3.Group brand          
Middleton, Massachusetts

Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS, is a CDI educational instructor for HCPro, an H3.Group brand, in Middleton, Massachusetts. In her role, Brodie serves as a full-time instructor for CDI Boot Camps and a subject matter expert for ACDIS. Her clinical experience includes mother/baby, labor and delivery, pediatrics with urgent care, gastrointestinal lab, and case management. She has six years of CDI experience, including a background in consulting. Brodie has implemented and overseen a CDI department in a small community hospital and helped with CDI revitalization at another facility. 

Nicole Fox, MD, MPH, FACS, CPE
Medical Director of CDI Cooper University Hospital
Camden, New Jersey

Nicole Fox, MD, MPH, FACS, CPE, is the medical director of CDI and pediatric trauma at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. After receiving her medical degree from UMDNJ (now Rutgers) and a master’s in public health/health administration from the Rutgers School of Public Health, she trained in general surgery at Christiana Care. She then completed her fellowship training in surgical care at Cooper University Hospital. Currently, Fox leads a team of 13 RN CDI specialists who have achieved a 100% physician response rate to queries. 

Yvonne R. Whitley, RN, BSN, CPC, CRC, CDEO
Supervisor, Ambulatory CDI
Novant Health
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Yvonne Whitley, RN, BSN, CPC, CRC, CDEO, is the supervisor for ambulatory CDI at Novant Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has over 25 years of experience as a critical care nurse, and she is a certified clinical research coordinator. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Whitley currently resides in Mocksville, North Carolina.

Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CCDS, CEMC, CRC
Director of HIM/Coding
HCPro, an H3.Group brand          
Middleton, Massachusetts

Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CCDS, CEMC, CRC, is the director of health information management (HIM) and coding at HCPro, an H3.Group brand, in Middleton, Massachusetts. McCall is the director of HCPro’s Certified Coder Boot Camp programs. She developed the inpatient version and the Evaluation and Management Boot Camps. Recently, she worked with the CDI team to develop a boot camp on risk adjustment and coding. As a consultant, McCall works with hospitals, medical practices, and other providers on a wide range of coding-related issues, with a specific focus on education, coding reviews, and audits.                      

Seth Kirschner
Senior Manager
Claro Healthcare
Chicago, Illinois

Seth Kirschner is a director at Claro Healthcare in Chicago, Illinois. He has consulted for hospitals and health systems in various capacities over the past nine years. Over the years, he has worked with over 50 healthcare providers, ranging from small rural facilities and large urban academic medical centers to multihospital health systems. Kirschner’s specialty is with CDI programs, revenue cycle process modeling and redesign, financial modeling/data analysis, and change management.

Lori Sackela, RN, CCM, CCDS
Regional Director of Clinical Documentation
Mount Carmel Health System
Columbus, Ohio

Lori Sackela, RN, CCM, CCDS, is the regional director of clinical documentation at Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio. Sackela oversees a CDI program at three acute care hospitals and one surgical center. She has been an RN for over 25 years, and she began her role in CDI in December 2009. She served as an insurance and acute care hospital case manager, was a director of case management and CDI, and did consulting work with Dell before assuming her current role in May 2015.

Brian Murphy
ACDIS Director
HCPro, an H3.Group brand
Middleton, Massachusetts 

Brian Murphy is the director of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS), a 5,300-member association headquartered in Middleton, Massachusetts, dedicated to the unique needs of the CDI profession. He oversees management of its award-winning resources, leads association outreach, and develops industry CDI guidance in conjunction with the ACDIS Advisory Board. Murphy also oversees the annual ACDIS Conference, the nation’s first and largest conference dedicated to the unique needs of the CDI specialist, that now draws more than 2,000 attendees. Murphy is a former managing editor at HCPro, with experience in developing products and services serving HIM professionals. He has extensive knowledge of CDI and HIM, with an emphasis on documentation, coding, Medicare regulations, and the revenue cycle.

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