Live Virtual Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp

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Live Virtual Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp

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To register multiple attendees or receive your special discount rate or sign up to become an ACDIS member, contact our sales team at 615-724-7200 or email
PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.

* Next registration cut-off date: 3/13/2023

This live virtual boot camp is perfect for those looking to expand their CDI knowledge with instructor-led education that can be accessed from the comfort of your own home. Classes are led by our expert instructors, typically take place over the course of a week or two, and allow instructor/student interaction and engagement.

Live Virtual Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp

Overview

Move your CDI practice from query to collaboration

The Live Virtual Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp is a class focusing on key pathophysiological concepts that will improve the quality of clinical indicators used in provider queries. The hands-on, practical format enhances critical thinking skills and prepares CDI specialists to be leaders in their field and communicate collaboratively with providers.

Are you looking for in-depth clinical documentation training and want to take CDI discussion to the next level? Do you want to go beyond quoting buzzwords and reminding physicians to capture the next CC? If you do, this Boot Camp is for you. It will increase your understanding in a way that will move your CDI practice from query to collaboration.

This boot camp will help you to: 

  • Increase your understanding of key pathophysiological concepts 
  • Improve the quality of clinical indicators used when you query 
  • Cultivate critical thinking skills for use with data involving complex clinical concepts 
  • Improve your ability to distinguish evidence-based clinical indicators from other data in the record 


Live Virtual Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp—see the difference for yourself!

Check out all the benefits of this Live Virtual HCPro Boot Camp:

  • Expertly 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 then 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 maintain a low participant-teacher ratio. This allows us to provide individual instruction as needed when participants find a topic particularly challenging; it also allows time for discussion.
  • Well-established program: Brought to you by the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS), this Boot Camp from the industry’s only dedicated CDI association provides the best-in-class education you expect.


Our boot camps are a comprehensive and effective way to strengthen your understanding of CDI. “Our goal as instructors is to offer detailed, thorough, and timely education that can be simply broken down and easily understood and applied in daily practice,” says CDI education director at HCPro, Laurie Prescott.


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! 


How does the Live Virtual Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp work?

Class is held Monday – Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time for one week.

Please Note: Four days before class starts, you will receive a welcome email that includes the dial-in information for the class.

Class is held Monday – Friday from March 20 – March 23. Registration cut-off date: 3/13/2023


Looking to train your whole team? We can bring our expert instructors to you! Learn more here!

For more information about our Boot Camps, contact us at 615-724-7200 or email PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.

Live Virtual Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp

Outline/Agenda

Module 1: Introduction

  • The Process of CDI and Coding
  • DRG Validation
  • Clinical Validation
  • Coding Guideline Review
  • Query & Clinical Indicators

Objectives:

  • Apply key pathophysiological concepts to CDI record review practice
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply clinical indicators in writing provider queries.
  • Apply critical thinking related to clinical concepts in CDI clinical validation responsibilities.

Module 2: Infectious Disease

  • Fever
  • Diagnostic Testing Interpretation
  • Systemic Inflammatory Response
  • Sepsis
  • Infection as a Complication of Care

Objectives:

  • Identify query opportunities from a diagnosis of fever
  • Discuss clinical indicators associated with sepsis
  • Differentiate criteria between SIRS, Sepsis-2, and Sepsis-3
  • Identify key lab imaging and physical assessment findings that suggest sepsis, severe sepsis, and/or shock

Module 3: Diseases and Disorders of the Kidney and Urinary System

  • Diagnostic Testing Interpretation
  • Pre‐ renal, Intra‐renal, Post‐renal
  • Etiology of Failure
  • KDIGO
  • Chronic Kidney Disease

 Objectives:

  • Define diagnostic criteria supporting acute renal failure
  • Identify query opportunities related to acute tubular necrosis
  • Differentiate acute renal failure from chronic renal failure
  • Discern the etiology of renal failures as pre-renal, intra-renal, or post-renal and discuss the likely treatments of each

Module 4: Diseases and Disorders of the Digestive System and Hepatobiliary System

  • GI Bleeding
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • GI Obstruction
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Failure
  • Diagnostic Testing Interpretations
  • Gallbladder Disease 
  • Pancreatitis

Objectives:

  • Identify indicators supporting query for postoperative ileus
  • Differentiate the defining characteristics of complicated peptic ulcers, simple peptic ulcers, and GI bleeds
  • Discuss clinical indicators associated with liver failure
  • Identify clinical indicators supporting metabolic encephalopathy
  • Identify common comorbidities related to liver failure to include alcohol abuse, dependence, malnutrition, and esophageal varices

Module 5: Diseases and Disorders of the Cardiovascular System

  • Heart Failure
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pleural Effusions
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cor Pulmonale
  • Cardiac Arrythmias
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Hypertension

 Objectives:

  • Apply diagnostic criteria supporting heart failure, differentiating acute and chronic
  • Apply diagnostic criteria supporting acute myocardial infarction
  • Differentiate the associated types of myocardial infarction per the Universal Definition of MI
  • Differentiate the types of atrial fibrillation based upon the patient’s history
  • Define hypertensive urgency, emergency, and crisis

Module 6: Diseases and Disorders of the Blood and Neoplasms

  • Neoplasms/Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Coagulation Disorders
  • Pancytopenia
  • Neutropenia

Objectives:

  • Discuss and differentiate different types of anemia to include iron deficiency, vitamin deficiency, aplastic and hemolytic anemias
  • Define coagulopathy, differentiating acquired and inherited coagulopathies
  • Discuss pancytopenia and the importance of identifying the etiology
  • Discuss CDI considerations related to neoplasms and cancer diagnoses

Module 7: Diseases and Disorders of the Respiratory System

  • Pneumonia
  • Pleural Disorders
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Diagnostic Testing Interpretation
  • Chronic Lung Disease

Objectives:

  • Define clinical indicators supportive of the presence of acute respiratory failure
  • Discuss the considerations required to differentiate acute and chronic respiratory failure and the presence of an exacerbation
  • Define clinical indicators supportive of the presence of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Develop an understanding of interpretation of ABGs and P/F ratio
  • Differentiate between the complex respiratory infections and the simple pneumonias
  • Differentiate between the complex respiratory infections and the simple pneumonias

Module 8: Diseases and Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System

  • Trauma
  • Fractures
  • Organ Injury
  • Complications of Trauma

Objectives:

  • Identify clinical indicators associated pathological fractures
  • Identify imaging and physical assessment findings that suggest a more specific reportable injury type, location and fracture classification
  • Identify potential common complications

Module 9: Disorders of the Skin

  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Chronic Non-Pressure Ulcers
  • Wound Disruption
  • Cellulitis
  • Lymphangitis

Objectives:

  • Distinguish among the different types of wounds
    • Pressure Ulcers
    • Venous Ulcer
    • Arterial Ulcers
    • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Identify clinical indicators to support the presence of and the severity of the ulcer(s)

Module 10: Mental Diseases and Disorders, Alcohol and Drug Use

  • Endocrine, Nutritional & Metabolic Disorders
  • Fluid Imbalance
  • Electrolyte Imbalance
  • SIADH
  • Acidosis/Alkalosis Diabetes
  • Malnutrition
  • Morbid Obesity

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate CDI critical thinking related to electrolyte disorders related to comorbidities and etiologies
  • Define and differentiate the different types of diabetes and the associated complications (acute and chronic)
  • Discuss key clinical indicators associated with DKA/HHS
  • Apply ASPEN criteria in assessing the presence of malnutrition
  • Differentiate obesity from morbid obesity

Module 11: Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders

  • Fluid Imbalance
  • Electrolyte Imbalance
  • SIADH
  • Acidosis/Alkalosis
  • Diabetes
  • Malnutrition
  • Morbid Obesity

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate CDI critical thinking related to electrolyte disorders related to comorbidities and etiologies
  • Define and differentiate the different types of diabetes and the associated complications (acute and chronic)
  • Discuss key clinical indicators associated with DKA/HHS
  • Apply ASPEN criteria in assessing the presence of malnutrition
  • Differentiate obesity from morbid obesity

Module 12: Diseases and Disorders of the Nervous System

  • Encephalopathy CVA/Stroke Coma
  • Persistent Vegetative State
  • Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia Brain Injury

Objectives:

  • Differentiate the conditions of encephalopathy and delirium
  • Identify and differentiate clinical indicators supporting encephalopathy, delirium and acute infective psychosis
  • Identify key indicators supporting a more specific diagnosis of CVA
  • Define hemorrhagic conversion and identify the timeline for consideration


*Agenda is subject to change.

Live Virtual Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp

Schedule

March — Class Schedule (Eastern time)

March 20 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
March 21 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
March 22 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
March 23 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Live Virtual Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp

Questions/Answers

Who is the class for? 
Live Virtual Clinical Validation in CDI is aimed at intermediate to advanced CDI specialists. It is also designed for experienced coders looking to increase their clinical knowledge, as well as physicians looking for a refresher in CDI.

This Boot Camp is not recommended for new CDI specialists as it does not concentrate on the process of CDI or the basics of reimbursement and MS-DRGs. If you have never had any training, then our foundational CDI Boot Camp is the program for you. Similarly, physicians seeking to learn the fundamentals of CDI would likely benefit more from that foundational course.

Are there any prerequisites?
The Live Virtual Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp is intended for students who have already taken basic CDI training: either on the job or in a general CDI specialist course.

The material presented is at an intermediate level and assumes students have a baseline understanding of DRGs, coding guidelines, and basic query opportunities. 

What computer set-up do I need to attend this class?
This will be hosted on the GoToMeeting platform. Attendees should have access to a computer that has a microphone and speakers to participate, there is also an option to dial-in over a phone line if you need to connect on your phone. You can read the full system requirements for GoToMeeting by visiting https://support.goto.com/meeting/help/system-requirements-for-attendees-g2m010003. You can also test your system by visiting https://support.logmeininc.com/gotomeeting/get-ready.

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 integrity professionals, quality department managers/directors
  • Utilization review/case management managers/directors
  • Revenue cycle managers/directors
  • Physician advisors/champions to CDI


Is there a discount for ACDIS members? 

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! 

What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration?
Cancellation Policy
Please click here to view our cancellation policy.

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."

How do I get more information? 
Contact us at 615-724-7200 or email PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.

Live Virtual Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp

Things to Know Before Attending Class

What is Included with Your Purchase

When you purchase a seat for our live virtual boot camps you get online access for one participant to the live sessions, a hard copy of our printed workbook materials, and access to the recordings of the sessions. HCPro reserves the right to revoke your access if we find that you are sharing your login or any of the class information.

Course Materials

You will receive a hard copy of the class materials. These will be shipped to you via UPS. If ordering on our website, please be sure to enter the physical address of where these materials should be shipped to. If you order over the phone or if you are unsure of what address we have on file, please ask the person you are speaking with to verify your address information and update accordingly or call our customer service department. Materials should arrive approximately two business days prior to the start of class.

Manuals Needed For Class

There are no manuals required for participation in this class.

Virtual Boot Camp Platform

We use GoToMeeting to present our virtual boot camps. To ensure your system supports GoToMeeting, use this link https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check. We will send out access information for the class 4 business days prior to the class start and again 1 business day prior.

Session Recordings

You will have access to the recordings of each class session via a password protected page on our website. You will be given the page location two business days following the first session. Recordings will be added to the page within one business day following the live session. You will have access to this page for 60 days after the final live session. 

Continuing Education Credits

To receive continuing education credits, you will be required to successfully complete a 40-question quiz that is based off of the content covered throughout the course. Successful completion is achieved by getting at least 80% of the multiple-choice questions correct.

Copyright Protection of Course Materials

The materials used in connection with this course were custom designed by our company specifically for use in connection with this course. We have invested a tremendous amount of time, money and effort in developing, refining and maintaining these materials and they are protected by copyright laws. Course materials may not be duplicated.

You may use the materials (i) in direct connection with the course or (ii) as a personal reference in your day-to-day work. No claim is asserted to any U.S. Government, American Medical Association or American Hospital Association works included in the course materials workbook.

What to Bring to Class

We suggest that you have the following available during the class:

Contact Information

For more information about our Boot Camps, contact us at 615-724-7200 or email PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.

We Look Forward to Having You In Class!

Live Virtual Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this Boot Camp, participants will be able to: 

  • Discuss clinical indicators associated with key findings of various organ failures 
  • Differentiate between indicators that support an evidence-based clinical query and those that do not 
  • Identify key lab imaging and physical assessment findings that suggest a more specific reportable diagnosis 
  • Demonstrate advanced communication skills and ability to collaborate with providers 


Continuing Education

AAPC
This program has prior approval of the AAPC for 22.5 Continuing Education Units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAPC of the program, content or the program sponsor.

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 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACDIS
This program has been approved for 22.5 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 Integrity Specialists (ACDIS).

AHIMA
This program has been approved for continuing education unit(s) (CEUs) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting of Approved CEUs from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program provider.

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 22.5 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.

CCMC
This program is approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification for 22.5 Continuing Education Units.

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.