Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp Online

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Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp Online

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This online boot camp is a great choice for those looking for self-paced training. You receive 24/7 access to the course—with the ability to submit questions to our instructors—for 60 days after purchase.

Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp Online

Course Overview

Move your CDI practice from query to collaboration

The Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp Online is a 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 Online—see the difference for yourself!

Check out all the benefits of this HCPro Boot Camp Online:

  • 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 interaction with experts: Class size is limited to ensure individual attention. You'll be able to ask questions and get guidance from our instructors during a live office hour call.
  • 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.

This isn't just any CDI course. Check out all the benefits of this HCPro online Boot Camp:

  • 60-day access to video instruction after purchase: View video sessions and complete all assignments, including review of all answer keys.
  • 24-hour access: Video instruction is available at any time of day—you choose the time that works for you. You can also email questions to our instructors. We try to answer all questions either via email or phone within two business days.


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!

Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp Online

Dates

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

Price: $1,399

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Course

Class Dates

Registration Deadline

November 2021 - January 2022

11/2/2021 - 1/1/2022 11/1/2021

November 2021 - January 2022

11/16/2021 - 1/15/2022 11/15/2021

December 2021 - February 2022

12/7/2021 - 2/5/2022 12/6/2021

December 2021 - February 2022

12/21/2021 - 2/19/2022 12/20/2021

January 2022 - March 2022

1/12/2022 - 3/13/2022 1/11/2022

January 2022 - March 2022

1/26/2022 - 3/27/2022 1/25/2022

Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp Online

Course Outline - Agenda

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 Online

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 Online

Questions/Answers

Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp Online—How does it work?
You’ll receive the same content and instruction that you would experience at our classroom-based, nationally recognized boot camps. Here’s how it works:

  • 60-day access from your purchase date: View sessions, ensure understanding with questions that test your knowledge, and complete the final exam to obtain CEU credits.
  • 24-hour access: Modules are available at any time of day—you choose the time that works for you.
  • Ask the Expert: Email questions to our instructors. We try to answer all questions either via email or phone within two business days.


How long will the online content remain accessible after class ends?
The online portal location for your class sessions and materials will be available for 60 days from the purchase date.
You must complete the course evaluation in order to get your continuing education/contact hour certificate, so please be sure to complete the course before your access expires.

Who is the class for?
Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp Online 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 training on these concepts, 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 basic course.

Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp Online 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 Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp Online 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 take this course?

  • 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


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!

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."

Does HCPro offer this boot camp as an on-site course?
In addition to our open registration courses, we also offer the boot camp as an on-site program (with a substantial discount) for organizations that have a number of employees who need training. For more information on hosting an on-site, call 800-780-0584 or click on "Train Groups On-Site."

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

How do I get more information?
Contact customer service at 800-650-6787 or email customer@simplifycompliance.com.

Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp Online

Continuing Education

Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS)
This program has been approved for 14 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 Improvement Specialists (ACDIS).

AAPC
This program has prior approval of the AAPC for 12 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 12 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 14 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.

California Board of Registered Nursing
HCPro, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide 16.8 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 12 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 14 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 Online

Staff

Laurie L. Prescott, MSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC
Laurie L. Prescott, MSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC, is the CDI education direc­tor with the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) and HCPro. Prescott serves as a full-time instructor for the CDI Boot Camp as well as a subject matter expert for ACDIS. She is a frequent speaker on HCPro/ACDIS webinars and is author of The Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialist’s Complete Training Guide. She started her nursing career in 1985 as a graduate of the University of Vermont School of Nurs­ing. Since that time she has worked at a variety of organizations, including academic, large, and small community hospitals. She has worked in a number of nursing roles, including as manager in the areas of medical/surgical, ICU, PACU, and endoscopy. Her experience also includes specialization as a compli­ance officer. 

Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS
Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS, is a CDI education specialist with HCPro. Brodie serves as a full-time instructor for the CDI Boot Camp as well as a subject matter expert for ACDIS. Her CDI experience includes a background in con­sulting in which she provided program reviews and training to medical staffs, including physician education at various healthcare facilities. 

Allen Frady, RN, BSN, CCDS, CCS
Allen Frady, RN, BSN, CCDS, CCS, is a CDI educator at HCPro and ACDIS, where he teaches CDI boot camps and serves as a subject matter expert. He is an accomplished consultant with a background in coding and documentation. His experience includes 12 years as a coding consultant, two years as a coding director at the Medical College of Georgia, and six years as a CDI consultant. His nursing experience includes work as a case manager and in cardiovascular care in ICU and telemetry.

Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp Online

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.