Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp

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Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp

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The Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp 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.


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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 Validation in CDI

Overview

Move your CDI practice from query to collaboration 

The Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp 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. 

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 


Clinical Validation in 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! 

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. 


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

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp

Questions/Answers

Who is the class for? 
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.

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


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 customr@simplifycompliance.com.