Virtual Education Curtain Call: Behind the Scenes of Star-Studded CDI Programs

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Virtual Education Curtain Call: Behind the Scenes of Star-Studded CDI Programs

Tuesday, September 22 – Friday, September 25, 2020

Virtual Education Curtain Call: Behind the Scenes of Star-Studded CDI Programsis a three-day, online, educational event focused on highlighting exceptional CDI programs. Its sessions offer insight into both clinically significant record review priorities as well as programmatic best practices and areas for innovative CDI approaches.

Thanks to ACDIS’ sponsors and exhibitors, attendees of this free event will hear from cutting-edge CDI programs about their organizational journey and have the opportunity to learn from and exchange ideas with a broad network of peers and sponsors. Attendees will gain insight from the unique expertise of industry thought leaders heading up some of the most successful CDI-related organizations in the country.

ACDIS has take-home educational opportunities for every CDI professional. The event offers up to 11 continuing education credits for the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) and CCDS-Outpatient (CCDS-O) credential.

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

  • Understand the role of the CDI educator
  • Implement an orientation process
  • Define the role of CDI in patient driven payment model reimbursement efforts
  • Identify query opportunities related to surgical complications
  • Create physician education videos to further CDI engagement
  • Develop clinical indicator definitions for common diagnoses
  • Leverage data to drive discharge reconciliation
  • Standardize CDI program query practices
  • Understand vascular surgery documentation opportunities

Agenda

Day 1 — Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Event Opens
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Event platform opens. Come join our sponsors, staff, speakers, and attendees in the virtual exhibit hall. Participate in our Sponsorship Walk of Fame! Visit our exhibitors and collect “Hollywood” Stars!



Day 2 — Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Exhibit Hall opens
9:30 a.m. (Eastern Time)

Opening Remarks
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)
Join ACDIS Associate Editorial Director Melissa Varnavas along with ACDIS editors Linnea Archibald and Carolyn Riel and members of the CDI Week Committee for a discussion on the importance of drawing back the curtain on emerging industry trends and shining a spotlight on innovative CDI programs. During this session, panelists will provide a highlight of the previous CDI Week celebrations and walk attendees through the upcoming days’ events.

Onboarding and Orienting CDI: A Panel Discussion
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Mary Elizabeth (M.E.) VanGelder, RN, BSN, MREd, CCDS, RHIT, and Lee Anne Landon, BSN, CCMC, CCDS
Your speakers discuss how they standardized their CDI orientation process and CDI Professional of the Year award winner Robin Jones, RN, BSN, MHA/Ed, CCDS, will discuss what she and her colleague Kelly Sutton, RN, CCDS, SCRN, learned while onboarding 11 new employees.

Lunch-n-Learn
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Lightning Rounds with featured sponsors.

Break on your own
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Join us for networking fun in the online exhibit hall.

CDI and the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM): The New Frontier?
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Madhulika Subherwal, MHA, MBBS, CCDS
Session attendees will learn about how recent changes to payment methods for skilled nursing facilities (SNF)—the PDPM—are leading to CDI expansion into this unique setting. Session speakers will share their experiences at Torrance Memorial SNF CDI program.

Afternoon break on your own
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Visit our online exhibit hall.

It’s Complicated: Accurately Capturing Surgical Complications
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Laurie Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CRC

Session attendees will break down the documentation requirements related to surgical complications and take-home examples of physician education and query opportunities.

TBD
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Session Coming Soon!

Adjourn
5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)



Day 3 — Thursday, September 24, 2020

Exhibit Hall opens
9:30 a.m. (Eastern Time)

Opening Remarks
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)
Join ACDIS Director Brian Murphy and CDI Education Director Laurie Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CRC, along with members of ACDIS’ Diversity Task Force, as they discuss the challenges of diversity and inclusion in the CDI field.

Innovative Approaches to CDI Education for Clinicians, Physician Advisors, and CDI Staff
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Stacy Reck, MBA, RHIA, CDIP, Clarissa Barnes, MD, and David Balt, DO
Feature physician education videos they rolled out across their healthcare system.

Lunch-n-Learn
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Lightning Rounds with featured sponsors.

Break on your own
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Visit the online exhibit hall.

Inner Space: A Journey Into the Vascular Surgery World
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Johanne (Jo) Brautigam, RN, BSN, CCDS, and Joe Lintz, RN, BSN, BS, CCDS
Session participants will learn how to align three worlds: Clinical documentation, coding, and vascular surgery. Attendees will delve into three of the most frequent procedures vascular bypasses, atrioventricular fistula graft creation/revisions, and endovascular aneurysm repairs via case studies.

Afternoon break on your own
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Grag some coffee or visit the online exhibit hall.

TBD
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Session Coming Soon!

Adjourn
4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)



Day 4 — Friday, September 25, 2020

Exhibit Hall opens
9:30 a.m. (Eastern Time)

Opening Remarks
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)
Join ACDIS Director Brian Murphy, Associate Editorial Director Melissa Varnavas, and members of the 2020/2021 Events Committee for a discussion on the ongoing importance of CDI education even in the midst of pandemic fallout. Learn how staying connected with the CDI community can draw back the curtain on new ways to prove CDI program outcomes’ value to your organization. During this session, speakers will discuss upcoming plans for future online, hybrid, and in-person events including an outpatient focused session in 2020 and a return to our main conference event in Dallas in 2021.

Where are Our Codes? Using Data to Drive Discharge Reconciliation.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Tracy Ferro, MSN, RN-BC, CCDS, and Amy Wilson, PhD, MS, BS
Session attendees will learn how low CDI-coder agreement at discharge inadvertently led to higher-than-expected mortality index and how leveraging data helped CDI and coding to work together to create a solution that not only affected quality measures, but created a more cohesive team and professional growth for both the coding and CDI staff.

Lunch on your own. 
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Visit our online exhibit hall.

Standardizing CDI Documentation Improvement Efforts
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Kaitlin Loos, RN, and Molly Siebert, CCDS, RHIA
Session attendees will learn how Legacy Health aimed to standardize their record review processes through internal auditing, policy and procedure development, and ongoing analysis.

Networking break
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Take a bow. Join us in our online platform to offer your insight on how you might take a piece of information shared during the event back to your daily record review activities. Prizes will be awarded for the most innovative ideas. Make a final visit to our virtual exhibit hall and collect your “Hollywood Stars” from our “Sponsorship Walk of Fame!”

TBD
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Session Coming Soon!

Adjourn
3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)


— Agenda subject to change —