Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp

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Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp

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Clinical Validation in CDI


Move your CDI practice from query to collaboration

The Clinical Validation in CDI is a three-day 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.

Goals/benefits of the Boot Camp

The Clinical Validation in CDI will: 

  • 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 

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! 

Need to train a group? 
Bring our industry-leading instructors to your facility to teach one of our existing Boot Camps or a program customized specifically for your organization. 

In addition to best-in-class regulatory and compliance education, hosting an on-site class gives your staff:

  • Access 
    Our instructors are all yours, so you can ask them questions and apply concepts specific to your organization. 
  • Consistency 
    Bring staff together to hear the same message—everyone leaves with the same understanding of the regulations. 
  • Unmatched knowledge 
    Each instructor has years of both in-the-field and adult education experience. They know exactly how to simplify the complex issues facing your staff. 

Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp

Course Locations & Dates

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

  • $1,399 for non-members 
  • $1,249 for ACDIS members 
  • ACDIS members save $150 off the registration fee. Call 800-650-6787 to receive your special discount rate or sign up for membership today! 

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

To view our cancellation policy, click here.

December 2021

Baltimore, MD


December 6 - 8, 2021
8:00AM – 5:00PM each day

Courtyard Baltimore Downtown Inner Harbor
1000 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Hotel website

Room Rate: $139/night
Room Rate Cut-Off: November 22, 2021



Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp

Agenda/Course Outline


  • Module 1 Introduction
    • The Process of CDI and Coding
    • DRG Validation
    • Clinical Validation
    • Coding Guideline Review
    • Query & Clinical Indicators
  • Module 2 Infectious Disease
    • Fever
    • Diagnostic Testing Interpretation
    • Systemic Inflammatory Response
    • Sepsis- Sep 1, 2 & 3
    • Infection as a Complication of Care
  • Module 3 Diseases & Disorders of the Kidney & Urinary System
    • Common Conditions Related to the Kidney
    • Diagnostic Testing Interpretation
    • Pre- renal, Intra-renal, Post-renal Etiology of Failure
    • RIFLE Criteria
    • AKIN
    • KDIGO
    • Chronic Kidney Disease


  • Module 4 Diseases & Disorders of the Cardiovascular System
    • Heart Failure
    • Pulmonary Edema
    • Pleural Effusions
    • Diagnostic Testing Interpretation
    • Medication Review
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cor Pulmonale
    • Myocardial Infarction
    • Arrhythmias
    • Cardiogenic Shock
    • Hypertension
    • DVT
  • Module 5 Diseases & Disorders of the Digestive System & Hepatobiliary System
    • GI Bleeding
    • Peptic Ulcer
    • Esophageal Disorders
    • GI Obstruction
    • Liver Cirrhosis
    • Liver Failure
    • Diagnostic Testing Interpretations
    • Gallbladder Disease
    • Pancreatitis
  • Module 6 Diseases & Disorders of the Blood and Neoplasms
    • Neoplasms
    • Anemia
    • Complications of Cancer
    • Coagulation Disorders
    • Pancytopenia, Neutropenia
    • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Module 7 Diseases & Disorders of the Respiratory System
    • Pneumonia
    • Pleural Disorders
    • Respiratory Failure
    • Diagnostic Testing Interpretation
    • Chronic Lung Disease


  • Module 8 Diseases & Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System
    • Multiple Significant Trauma
    • Fractures
    • Organ Injury
    • Wounds & Ulcers
  • Module 9 Mental Diseases & Disorders, Alcohol & Drug Use
    • Depression
    • Bipolar Disorders
    • Schizophrenia
    • Substance Use, Abuse & Dependence
  • Module 10 Endocrine, Nutritional & Metabolic Disorders
    • Fluid Imbalance
    • Electrolyte Imbalance
    • SIADH
    • Acidosis/Alkalosis
    • Diabetes
    • Malnutrition
    • Obesity
  • Module 11 Diseases & Disorders of the Nervous System
    • Encephalopathy
    • CVA/Stroke
    • Coma
    • Persistent Vegetative State
    • Epilepsy
    • Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia
    • Brain Injury

*Agenda is subject to change. The timing may change as the course is presented to allow for discussion.

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 

Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp

Continuing Education

Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (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).

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.

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
This program has been approved for 22.5 CE credits for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

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

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 22.5 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.

California Board of Registered Nursing
HCPro is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide 27 nursing contact hours. California BRN Provider #CEP 14494.

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.

Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp


Who is the class for? 
Mastering Clinical Concepts 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.

Mastering Clinical Concepts in CDI also doubles as a refresher course for anyone who had formal training prior to ICD-10 implementation. It includes many of the key changes to coding guidelines and Coding Clinic advice under ICD-10. Think of it as a two-for-one—a course with a focus on pathophysiology and a review of what you’ve already learned. 

Are there any prerequisites? 
The 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.

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 
  • • Hospitalist leadership 

What do I need to know prior to attending?
Please read further with our Get Ready for Class outline.

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 customer service at 800-650-6787 or email

Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp

Add Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS)

$20 discount on your one-year ACDIS Membership will be applied at check out.

ACDIS is a community of CDI professionals who share the latest tips, tools, and strategies to implement successful CDI programs and achieve professional growth.

ACDIS members receive: 

  • Advocacy and leadership from a peer-elected ACDIS Advisory Board, including peer-reviewed Position Papers and White Papers.
  • Weekly tips, news, and strategies in our e-newsletter, CDI Strategies
  • In-depth news and regulatory information, clinically-based articles, case studies on building successful CDI programs, and membership profiles in our bi-monthly electronic journal, the CDI Journal
  • An opportunity to network with peers and colleagues in the ACDIS Forum
  • Access to live and archived quarterly conference calls, hour-long networking discussions and an open Q&A with the ACDIS Advisory Board
  • Helpful tools accessed in our electronic Resource Library, including sample queries, policies, and archived conference presentations
  • Two free job postings a year, discounted additional posts, and the ability to post your resume on our Career Center
  • Opportunities to participate in an Official ACDIS Local Chapter in your area, under the leadership of the Chapter Advisory Board
  • Discounts to the annual ACDIS conference, CCDS certification, and CDI Boot Camps

To explore all that ACDIS has to offer, please
visit the ACDIS Web site.

Clinical Validation in CDI 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.