ACDIS Online: Uncovering Outpatient CDI Opportunities

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ACDIS Online: Uncovering Outpatient CDI Opportunities

December 9–11, 2020

Reserve your calendar for Dec. 9-11! This three-day, one-of-a-kind online event offers CDI professionals a unique chance to interrogate the benefits of medical record reviews in this non-traditional healthcare setting. Join those who’ve pioneered outpatient CDI endeavors and learn from their challenges and successes. Collaborate with colleagues in the outpatient arena to identify best practices and investigate common clinical scenarios. Follow the evidence and gather tools from nearly a dozen respected industry leaders and experts in the field.

Event facts:

  • Three, half-day, schedule allows attendees to participate and network in real time or listen as their schedule allows
  • Unique, small-group networking opportunities, plus interactive thought exchanges within our event app


Event Sponsored by:

3M

Agenda

* All times are Eastern (EST)

Day 1: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Networking Discussion 
Join ACDIS Associate Editorial Director Melissa Varnavas for an insider look at how to make the most out of networking and educational opportunities available throughout the event.

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
CDI & Outpatient Efforts: Investigating Future Opportunities
Join ACDIS Director Brian Murphy, Yvonne Whitley, RN, BSN, CRCC, CPC, CRC, the supervisor of ambulatory CDI at Novant Health Medical Group in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Tracy Boldt, RN, BSN, CCDS, CDIP, CCDS-O, CDI manager at Essential Health in Duluth, Minnesota, for “CDI & Outpatient Efforts: Investigating Future Opportunities,” a panel discussion regarding the current state and future needs of CDI in ambulatory and outpatient services. 

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Networking Break
Join fellow attendees for a networking break. Participate in our discussion feeds by sharing your experiences in the outpatient setting. How long have you been reviewing records in this setting? What’s your definition of “outpatient” or “ambulatory” CDI efforts?

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Outpatient CDI Expansion and Refinement at Mayo Clinic
James Manz, MD, CCDS-O, physician chair of the Mayo Clinic Enterprise Outpatient CDI Subcommittee presents “Outpatient CDI Expansion and Refinement at Mayo Clinic.” During this session, learn how Mayo leveraged technology to support its program, as well as initial benchmarks and subsequent changes in measurements and metrics, and subsequent expansion into destination medical practices. Learn the why and the how behind Mayo’s program and lessons learned.

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Networking Break
Networking break. Grab a coffee and come back to share lessons on how your program’s priorities have changed in the past nine months. 

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Getting HCCs Right: for Patients and Provider Organizations
Diana Ortiz, JD, RN, CCDS, CDI product owner at 3M Health Information Systems in Murray, Utah, presents “Getting HCCs Right for Patients and Provider Organizations.” This presentation provides a brief background and overview on HCCs, focus areas for outpatient CDI related to the OIG Work Plan, and the relationship with CMS-HCCs.  Clinical documentation and coding scenarios will be reviewed, as well as strategies for optimization and risk mitigation. There will also be discussion on strategies to and compliantly operationalize HCCs within your provider organization.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2021 Outpatient Pocket Guide Demo
Come see a demonstration of the new 2021 Outpatient Pocket Guide and learn how online tools make this year’s edition even more user-friendly.

4:30 p.m. 
Adjourn


Day 2: Thursday, December 9, 2020

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Journey and Survival of Outpatient CDI
Join Jennifer Boles, CPC, CRC, system manager of ambulatory CDI at Baptist Health System in Louisville, Kentucky, presents “An Evolution in Ambulatory CDI,” exploring oversight and management concerns and how the system has sustained program growth.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Problem with the Problem List: The Ongoing Saga
Join former ACDIS Advisory Board member Deanne Wilk, BSN, RN, CCDS, CCS, the CDI manager at Penn State, as she expands on her 2019 presentation exploring her systems’ challenges addressing the physician problem list and how they’ve risen to meet them in “The Problem with the Problem List: The Ongoing Saga.”

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Networking Break
Take a break with colleagues and continue the conversation in addressing best practices related to the problem list. What other problems have EHR technologies introduced? How do you deliver education to providers around the problem list? What type of connection do you have with your IT department or CDI software provider? How do you maintain those connections?

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Complimenting Practice-Yin and Yang of CDI: Outpatient and Inpatient
Laurie Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CRC, CDI education director at ACDIS, presents “Complimenting Practice-Yin and Yang of CDI: Outpatient and Inpatient.” CDI practice is in constant evolution. Obviously, the functions differ between the inpatient and outpatient settings but both teams can learn from each other, support each other, and grow with each other. These teams can be the yin to the other's yang.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Networking Discussion
Have you been playing along and collecting clues to solve our outpatient medical record mystery? Grab a cocktail and join us for an extraordinarily enjoyable outpatient inquiry networking session with members of the 2020/2021 events committee, ACDIS team, CDI Boot Camp instructors, seasoned outpatient CDI veterans, and fellow conference attendees.

4:30 p.m.
Adjourn


Day 3: Friday, December 11, 2020

12:00 p.m - 12:30 p.m.
Professional Development Opportunities for CDI in the Outpatient Setting
Join ACDIS Associate Editorial Director Melissa Varnavas for “Professional Development Opportunities for CDI in the Outpatient Setting,” with past ACDIS Advisory Board and current CCDS-O committee member Tamara A. Hicks, RN, BSN, MHA, CCS, CCDS, ACM-RN, director of clinical documentation excellence (CDE), at Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH), in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and fellow CCDS-O committee member Judy Dokken, MBA, CHDA, RHIT, CCS, revenue cycle manager at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, with her colleague Lisa Norby, RHIT, outpatient CDI supervisor, at Mayo, for a discussion regarding importance of the CCDS-O certification and professional development opportunities in the outpatient setting.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Simplifying Risk Adjustment Physician Education at Wake Forest Baptist Health
Sandra Love, RN, BSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CPC, CDI coding analyst, at Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFH) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, presents “Simplifying Risk Adjustment Physician Education at Wake Forest Baptist Health.” During the presentation, Love explores how her facility successfully integrated outpatient CDI efforts into HCC risk adjustment investigations and offers strategies to align quality improvement with information technology, professional coding, compliance, physician advisors, and physician education in meeting organizational goals for healthcare performance improvement.

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Networking Break
Join attendees in the conference app for a cup of coffee and some networking. How can CDI program in the outpatient setting demonstrate national success in quality outcomes and revenue enhancement, while providing emphasis on accurate, complete, and compliant documentation practices through integrated education and multidisciplinary partnerships? What’s your CDI team’s approach to explaining risk adjustment to the provider community? What challenges have you had to overcoming in physician education? How is physician education in the outpatient/ambulatory setting different from the inpatient side?

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Development, Implementation, and Training of Observation CDI
Treva Vetter, RN, BSHI, BSN, MSN, CCA, and Nadja Paea, MBA, CCDS, CCS, present “Development, Implementation, and Training of Observation CDI.” Session attendees will obtain a framework for implementing an observation CDI program, developing metrics and examples of how to successfully train and equip staff for their new role as observation CDI.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Evaluation and Management (E/M) Office Visit Revisions
Join Karen Newhouser, RN, BSN, CCM, CCDS, CCDS-O, CCS, CDIP, CDI content manager for AMN Healthcare Revenue Cycle Solutions in Tampa, Florida, for “Evaluation and Management (E/M) Office Visit Revisions.” Session attendees will learn about new landmark revisions to the CPT® E/M codes and gain insight into the process behind the reimagined approach to office visits—directly from the Secretary of the CPT® Editorial Panel.


— Agenda subject to change —

Speakers

Jennifer Boles, BS, CPC, CRC, is system manager of ambulatory CDI at Baptist Health System in Louisville, Kentucky, where she developed a program to serve the system’s more than 300 locations, nine hospitals, and over 1,500 employed providers. She provides education and training to support service line/quality measurements for risk adjustment and documentation improvement. Her coding experience includes primary care, orthopedics, and cardiology. Boles presented at Healthcare Business Insights and at the 2018 and 2019 ACDIS Symposium: Outpatient CDI events. She served on the 2019/2020 ACDIS Leadership Council and is a published writer for ACDIS’ CDI Journal and AHIMA. She has also been a guest instructor for physician assistants at Sullivan University.

Sandra Love, RN, BSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CPC, is an outpatient clinical documentation excellence coding analyst at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she is responsible for auditing and revenue review for the outpatient clinical documentation team. In 2012, she helped develop a pediatric CDI program for Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Health. She was a team leader for both inpatient and outpatient clinical documentation excellence from 2015 to 2019. As the previous president of North Carolina ACDIS, Love has spoken at numerous meetings, presentations, and educational activities, most recently the 2020 Texas ACDIS webinar; she was also a panelist for ACDIS’ 2020 Curtain Call virtual event. She has extensive experience in program development, expansion, and alignment.

James W. Manz, MD, CCDS-O, FAAO, is a consultant in spine and neurological surgery with the Mayo Clinic Health System. He serves as the physician chair of the Mayo Enterprise Outpatient CDI Subcommittee, physician vice-chair of the Mayo Enterprise Inpatient CDI Subcommittee, and physician advisor of the Mayo Clinic Problem List Stewardship Committee. Manz was a founding member of the ACDIS Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist- Outpatient (CCDS-O) Committee.

Karen Newhouser, RN, BSN, CCM, CCDS, CCDS-O, CCS, CDIP, CCM, is the CDI content manager for AMN Healthcare Revenue Cycle Solutions in Tampa, Florida. A nurse with 40 years of experience, Newhouser has extensive experience in quality initiatives as well as ICD-10 education, auditing, data analysis, and reporting. She transitioned to CDI in 2004. In 2015, she earned the ACDIS CDI Professional of the Year Award, and she has served on the ACDIS Advisory Board.

Diana Ortiz, JD, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, is the marketing manager for all 3M CDI products and services. Prior to 3M, she served as the director for ambulatory CDI at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans. At Ochsner, she was a project manager for new product implementation and served in a leadership role as the inpatient CDI operations manager. Her background includes being an RN in a Level I trauma ER, HIM experience in hospital emergency facility coding and database management, as well as completing several healthcare law internships throughout law school.

Nadja Paea, MBA, CCDS, CCS, is a CDI specialist at Legacy Health System where she works on new-employee CDI training, provider education, coder collaboration, and development of training materials for new initiatives. Paea has over 15 years of utilization management experience and has been working in CDI since 2009.

Laurie L. Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CRC, is the CDI education director at HCPro, a Simplify Compliance brand, in Middleton, Massachusetts. She is an instructor for the CDI Boot Camps, a subject matter expert for ACDIS, a member of the CCDS and CCDS-O exam boards, and a member of the ACDIS Advisory Board. Prescott is a frequent speaker on webinars and authored The CDI Specialist’s Complete Training Guide and The Essential Guide to Supporting Quality Care Measures Through Documentation Improvement. 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 in 2007 before coming to HCPro in 2013.

Treva Vetter, MSN, BSHI, RN, CCA, is a CDI manager at Legacy Health System in Portland, Oregon, where she manages a team of 20 CDI specialists and 16 charge capture nurse analysts covering eight hospitals. She has more than 13 years of experience as a critical care, acute care, and cardiac nurse, as well as 11 years of experience in charge capture and clinical documentation.

Deanne Wilk, BSN, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CCS, has 38 years of experience in the healthcare field. A graduate of Drexel University, she has worked in health information, coding, education, and CDI. Her nursing background includes telemetry, home health, and ambulatory nursing. Her career transitioned into education, and subsequently CDI. She is also an adjunct professor in the health information field. Wilk worked as a CDI specialist, educator, and program consultant before transitioning into CDI management. Currently, she is director of the CDI program at Penn State Health Hershey. She has written numerous publications and developed educational material on clinical conditions, health information, coding, CDI, and quality. Her speaking roles have covered local and national engagements, including ACDIS, PHIMA, IHI, and AHIMA. She co-leads the Central Pennsylvania ACDIS chapter. Wilk served as an ACDIS Advisory Board member from 2016 to 2019.  

Pricing 

  • Retail price: $399.00
  • Membership price: $379.00

Group pricing is as follows:

  • 4-10 attendees = each attendee receives 10% discount off retail price
  • 11-15 attendees = each attendee receives 15% discount off retail price
  • 16-20 attendees = each attendee receives 20% discount off retail price
  • 21 or more attendees = each attendees receive 25% discount off retail price

Continuing Education

AHIMA
This program has been approved for 10.5 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (CCDS & CCDS-O)
This program has been approved for 10.5 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS and CCDS-O, outpatient) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS).

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 10.5 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro. 

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 activity10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity (NAHRI)
This program has been approved for 10.5 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certification in Healthcare Revenue Integrity (CHRI), offered as a service of the National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity (NAHRI).

Additional CEU opportunities to comes!

Event Sponsor

3M