Clinical Documentation Integrity Boot Camp

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Clinical Documentation Integrity Boot Camp®

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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 or email
PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.

This live boot camp is best for those looking for an interactive learning experience. Classes are led by our expert instructors, take place over the course of a week, and allow instructor/student interaction and engagement.

Clinical Documentation Integrity Boot Camp®

Course Overview

Launch a successful CDI career with help from the experts at ACDIS

The CDI Boot Camp is ACDIS’ premier training for CDI specialists. Trusted by hundreds of CDI specialists as the go-to source for CDI education, this course defines the role of CDI specialists and provides comprehensive training on their responsibilities.

Improve your CDI know-how with ACDIS-endorsed best practices for medical record review and compliant physician querying. Learn the ins and outs of Medicare’s IPPS methodology and how it relates to short-term acute care hospital reimbursement, which is often a focus of CDI efforts. Specifically, participants learn about MS-DRG methodology, including how MS-DRGs are assigned and how documentation affects code assignment and sequencing.

A majority of the Boot Camp is dedicated to exploring diagnoses typically in need of clarification for proper code assignment and MS-DRG assignment. Armed with this knowledge, CDI specialists can credibly query physicians to ensure accurate claims data and reimbursement.

Leave the CDI Boot Camp with a thorough understanding of:

  • Coding and reporting requirements related to COVID-19 and its manifestations
  • The ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, as seen from a CDI perspective
  • Diagnoses frequently in need of additional documentation to support accurate code assignment across all major body systems
  • The value of compliant provider query practice and best practices associated with the query process
  • Core provider education concepts such as IPPS reimbursement, documentation integrity, and quality metrics
  • IPPS methodology based on MS-DRG assignment and the impact of diagnosis assignment and sequencing on hospital reimbursement
  • CDI benchmarking basics, compliance risks, and professional ethics


The CDI Boot Camp will help you:
 

  • Implement a step-by-step process for thorough medical record review based on industry guidelines
  • Develop compliant verbal and written physician queries and understand how to effectively query providers
  • Recognize significant clinical indicators supporting problematic diagnoses such as heart failure, sepsis, acute renal failure, and encephalopathy
  • Understand the impact of compliance initiatives on CDI, including the Recovery Auditor program and the Office of Inspector General Work Plan


Who is this class for?
This course is designed for those seeking to understand the purpose and role of clinical documentation integrity efforts in the inpatient setting. The core concepts promoting CDI best practice are explored with facilitated discussion using real world examples for application.

CDI Boot Camp—see the difference for yourself!

Check out all the benefits of this 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!

CCDS Examination Information

ACDIS offers a certification for CDI specialists, the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) credential. We recommend the CCDS exam for individuals who meet the exam requirements, complete this Boot Camp, and desire to pursue certification. However, the course may not cover all the content areas tested on the exam. Consequently, depending on your background and experience, additional independent study and/or training may be required to pass the CCDS examination. To download the CCDS Candidate Handbook and view the prerequisites required to take the exam, or to download an application form, visit the ACDIS website at https://acdis.org/sites/acdis/files/CCDS_CCDS-O_ExamCandHandbook111518.pdf.

For more information about the CDI Boot Camp, contact customer service at 800-650-6787 or email customer@simplifycompliance.com.

Clinical Documentation Integrity Boot Camp®

Course Locations & Dates

Below is the current course schedule for upcoming CDI Boot Camp classes. 

Price:
$1,399 Non-members
$1,249 for ACDIS Members

To register for a class, click the "Register" button. If you would like to register multiple attendees, fill in the "Additional Attendees" box or call our sales team at 615-724-7200 or email us at PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com

To view our cancellation policy, click here.

Rather attend online?

The CDI Boot Camp is also available as an online course. Click here for a list of start dates.

June 2021


Schaumburg (Chicago), IL

 

June 7 – 10, 2021
8:00AM – 5:00PM each day

Courtyard Chicago O’Hare
2950 S. River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-824-7000
Hotel website


Room Rate: $139/night
Room Rate Cut-Off: May 15, 2021

 

August 2021


Charlotte, NC

 

August 2 – 5, 2021
8:00AM – 5:00PM each day

Homewood Suites by Hilton - Davidson
125 Harbour Place Drive
Davidson, NC 28036
704-987-1818
Hotel website


Room Rate: $137/night
Room Rate Cut-Off: July 16, 2021

 

September 2021


Atlanta, GA

 

September 13 – 16, 2021
8:00AM – 5:00PM each day

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Buckhead
3242 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-869-6161
Hotel website


Room Rate: $129/night
Room Rate Cut-Off: August 21, 2021

 

November 2021


Miami, FL

 

November 1 – 4, 2021
8:00AM – 5:00PM each day

Hyatt Place Miami Airport West/Doral
3655 NW 82 Avenue
Miami, FL 33166
305-718-8292
Hotel website


Room Rate: $115/night
Room Rate Cut-Off: October 10, 2021

 

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Clinical Documentation Integrity Boot Camp®

Course Outline/Agenda

Day One

Healthcare Data and the Health Record

  • UHDDS definitions
  • The attending provider
  • Common elements of the health record


Medicare and Medicaid

  • Overview of the Medicare system
    • Key terminology
    • Medicare Part A
      - Inpatient hospital care
      - Overview of quality initiatives
    • Medicare Part B
      - Outpatient/observation hospital care
  • Introduction to Medicaid


Diagnosis Codes and Sequencing

  • Diagnosis coding in ICD-10-CM
    • Coding conventions
    • Official coding guidelines
  • Principal diagnosis guidelines in ICD-10-CM
    • Selection of principal diagnosis
    • Reporting of secondary diagnoses
  • Present on admission


Introduction to Procedure Code Sets

  • Procedure coding
    • CPT
    • ICD-10-PCS
      - Coding conventions
      - Official coding guidelines
      - The characters of PCS 

 

Day Two

The Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and MS-DRGs

  • How is a DRG assigned?
    • Impact of the principal diagnosis
    • Major Diagnostic Categories (MDCs)
    • Impact of complications/comorbidities (CCs) and major CCs (MCCs)
    • Impact of procedures
  • Determining hospital reimbursement


Record Review and Queries

  • Reviewing medical record documentation
  • What is a query?
    • Justification to issue a query
    • How to construct a query
      - Written vs. verbal processes
      - Concurrent vs. retrospective
      - Available formats
    • The importance of clinical indicators


Getting to Know DRG Expert (ICD-10-CM)

  • Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC)
  • Medical vs. surgical MS-DRGs
  • Alpha and numeric indexes
    • Diagnoses
    • Procedures
    • CCs/MCCs
  • Sample exercises


Key Infectious Diseases and Complications

  • Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
    • Infectious disease process
    • Identification of the causative organism
    • SIRS/sepsis/severe sepsis/septic shock
    • HIV disease
    • Complications of care 

 

Day Three

Key Diseases Associated With Injuries, the Musculoskeletal System, and the Skin

  • Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
    • Episode of care (7th character)
    • Injuries
    • Fractures
    • Wounds
    • Cellulitis
    • Poisoning, adverse effects, and underdosing
    • Excisional debridement


Key Diseases of the Respiratory System

  • Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
    • Pneumonia
    • Chronic respiratory conditions
    • Acute respiratory failure
    • Oxygen therapy and mechanical ventilation


Key Diseases of the Digestive, Hepatobiliary, and Urinary Systems

  • Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
    • Acute kidney injury/renal failure
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Acute GI disorders
    • Chronic GI disorders
    • Liver disorders
    • Pancreatitis
    • Gallbladder disorders
    • Substance consumption


Neoplasms and Associated Diseases

  • Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
    • Neoplasms
    • TNM system
    • Anemia 

 

Day Four

Key Diseases Associated With the Circulatory System

  • Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
    • Hypertension
    • Chest pain/angina/CAD
    • Heart failure
    • Acute myocardial infarction (AMI)


Key Diseases of the Nervous System and Mental Health

  • Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
    • Traumatic brain injuries
    • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)/cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
      - Hemorrhagic
      - Ischemic
    • Altered mental status (AMS)
    • Seizures/epilepsy and convulsions
    • Dementia
    • Depression


Key Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic Diseases

  • Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Malnutrition
    • Obesity


Basic CDI Metrics and Professionalism

  • Basic CDI metrics
  • Minimizing vulnerabilities
  • Federal guidance and monitoring
    • Recovery Auditors (aka Recovery Audit Contractors or RACs)
    • Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
  • Professional ethics

 

*Agenda subject to change.

Clinical Documentation Integrity Boot Camp®

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the goals and objectives of a CDI department and the role of the CDI specialist (CDIS)
  • Describe what population of records to review, how often to review them, and when a review is complete
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Medicare’s IPPS and how it relates to the role of the CDIS
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how specific and accurate provider documentation affects hospital reimbursement through the assignment of a principal diagnosis, secondary diagnoses, and coded data
  • Discuss general ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and apply these guidelines when assigning the principal diagnosis and secondary diagnoses as part of the MS-DRG assignment process
  • Discuss the significance of Coding Clinic for ICD‐10‐CM guidance when assigning and sequencing codes, and applying its guidance to documentation and query scenarios
  • Develop techniques for detailed medical record review in order to identify incomplete, vague, and/or missing diagnoses based on clinical indicators within the medical record
  • Discuss physician education strategies related to the impact of improved documentation on hospital reimbursement and individual physician profiles
  • Develop compliant physician query techniques based on industry standards and best practices
  • Describe professional ethics associated with the CDI role as related to compliance initiatives, including those monitored by Recovery Auditors and the OIG
  • Discuss and apply basic metrics that support the success and/or progress of a CDI department, individual CDISs, and participating physicians

Clinical Documentation Integrity Boot Camp®

Continuing Education

AAPC
This program has prior approval of the AAPC for 30 Continuing Education Units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAPC of the program, content or the program sponsor.

Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS)
This program has been approved for 30 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).

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
This program has been approved for 30 CE credits for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

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 30 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.

California Board of Registered Nursing
HCPro, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide 36 nursing contact hours. California BRN Provider #CEP 14494.

Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC)
This program is approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification for 30 Continuing Education Units.

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

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.

Clinical Documentation Integrity Boot Camp®

Questions/Answers

What is the focus of the CDI Boot Camp?
The CDI Boot Camp is a four-day, classroom-based intensive training course that will teach CDI specialists the skills necessary to succeed in their jobs. It focuses on: 

  • ICD-10-CM coding rules and regulations
  • Medical record review and physician query techniques
  • Major Diagnostic Categories- Clinical Diagnostic Criteria
  • CDI program benchmarking and compliance initiatives
  • How to effectively use Optum’s DRG Expert as a resource


The CDI Boot Camp will also benefit hospitals with established CDI programs that need additional development.

Where is the course offered?
Open registration courses are offered at various locations around the country, typically at mid-priced business hotels such as Hyatt Place or Hilton Garden Inn. For a current schedule of upcoming open registration courses, click on "Course Locations/Dates".

In addition to our open registration courses, we also offer the CDI Boot Camp as an on-site course (with a substantial discount) for organizations that have a number of employees who need training. For more information on hosting an on-site course at your facility, call 800-650-6787 or email customer@simplifycompliance.com.

What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration?
To view our cancellation policy, click here.

What material does the course cover?
To view the course outline, click on "Course Outline" above.

Does the course require any previous experience or training?
No. However, because of the course's fast-paced nature, it is recommended (but not required) that participants have at least one year of experience working in a hospital. This course is taught on a basic to intermediate level.

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


Is there a discount for ACDIS members
?
Yes. ACDIS members save $150 off the registration fee. Call 800-650-6787 to receive your discount or click here for more information.

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?

  • DRG Expert - suggested but not required
  • 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 customer service at 800-650-6787 or PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.

Clinical Documentation Integrity Boot Camp®

2021 ACDIS Pocket Guide: The essential CDI resource

The 2021 ACDIS Pocket Guide is your essential CDI resource. It includes updates to clinical diagnostic standards, the Official Coding Guidelines, ICD-10-CM codes, CMS-HCCs and CDI critical thinking tips! The 2021 ACDIS Pocket Guide is co-written by ACDIS’ CDI Education Director Laurie Prescott, RN, MSN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC, CCDS-O, and a practicing physician steeped in the latest physician documentation terminology, James Manz, MD, CCDS-O.

Be sure to include the #1 CDI resource in your library today!

Bonus: With every purchase of the 2021 ACDIS Pocket Guide, you’ll also have access to the content in ACDIS PRO, our interactive, customizable online tool, which will allow you to easily access your favorite CDI information anywhere, any time!

Want to know more? View a brief 4 minute demo now!

Clinical Documentation Integrity Boot Camp®

COVID Safety

Simplify Compliance places the highest priority on the safety of our guests. We will follow safety guidelines and advisements for meetings as outlined by the CDC and the WHO, as well as state and local mandates. In preparation for attendance at our events, we want to share the following measures to promote health and wellbeing.

  • At this time, all hotel guests are required to wear a mask while in public areas of the hotel and anywhere that social distancing measures cannot be met.
  • Meeting rooms will be set to comply with CDC, WHO, and applicable locally recommended social distancing guidelines.
  • Food service will follow the safety guidelines implemented by the hotel.


To view all the safety measures that the host hotel has implemented, please see the information listed on their website, found under the 'Locations/Dates' tab.

Simplify Compliance will continue to monitor the COVID-19 environment, the recommended guidelines, and communicate adjustments to the onsite policies and procedures as we approach the live event date.