Clinical Validation in the CDI Chart Review

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Clinical Validation in the CDI Chart Review

Sunday, October 24 – Monday, October 25, 2021 | Dallas, TX

Clinical validation may be a buzzword in CDI, but it’s for good reason. Clinical validation is the secret sauce of CDI, and a core function. Traditionally, the query process has focused on adding specificity to an already documented diagnosis, or obtaining a diagnosis based on clinical evidence within the health record. However, due to the EHR providers are increasingly documenting diagnoses without corroborative clinical evidence. In addition, deep CDI review of provider notes, medication administration records, labs, diagnostics, and ancillary notes can result in the identification of clinical diagnoses that often lack sufficient supporting clinical indicators, monitoring, and/or treatment to meet the UHDDS definition of reportable diagnosis.

What’s a CDI professional to do? That’s where clinical validation comes in.

Join not one but TWO of ACDIS’ CDI Boot Camp instructors as they tag-team this exciting pre-conference event. Materials are culled and vetted from the popular new Clinical Validation in CDI Boot Camp. Deepen and strengthen your chart reviews, dig into critical clinical indicators and chart clues, and learn from rich instructor-to-peer and peer-to-peer discussions at the end of each day of class. Clinical validation is about identifying both missed opportunities (undocumented diagnoses) and validating documented diagnoses that lack support. Learn how to do both and improve your critical thinking skills in this can’t miss class!

Clinical Validation in the CDI Chart Review


Clinical Validation in the CDI Chart Review

Day 1 — Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
The importance of clinical indicators in CDI practice

  • 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

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Infectious Disease

  • 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

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Networking Break

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Infectious Disease (continued)

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Renal Failure (Acute and Chronic)

  • Diagnostic test interpretation
  • Differentiate pre, intra and post renal etiologies
  • KDIGO criteria

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (provided)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Diseases and Disorders of the Cardiovascular System

  • Heart Failure/pulmonary edema
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Cardiomyopathy

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Networking Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cardiovascular System (continued)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Discussion, Q&A and Scenarios


Day 2 — Monday, Oct. 25, 2021

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Disease and Disorders of the Respiratory System

  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory failure (acute and chronic)
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mental Diseases & Disorders, Substance Use/Abuse/Dependence

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Substance use, abuse, dependence

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Networking Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Mental Disease and Disorder, Substance Use/Abuse/Dependence (continued)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders

  • Fluid and electrolyte imbalance
  • Acidosis/Alkalosis
  • Malnutrition
  • Morbid Obesity

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Disease and Disorders of the Nervous System

  • Encephalopathy
  • CVA
  • Alzheimer’s disease/dementia
  • Brain injury

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Networking Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Nervous System (continued)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Discussion, Q&A, and Scenarios

Clinical Validation in the CDI Chart Review


Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, is an instructor for the CDI Boot Camps and a subject matter expert for ACDIS. Brodie has more than 35 years in the healthcare industry, including multiple areas of nursing in a variety of roles. Prior to joining ACDIS Brodie worked as a consultant providing program audits, implementation, and continuing education for CDI departments including physician education in various healthcare facilities. She has implemented and overseen CDI departments in both large academic and small community hospitals. She is a member of the CCDS certification committee and ACDS regulatory committee, and has written many articles for the ACDIS CDI Journal and CDI Strategies.

Dawn Valdez RN, LNC, CCDS, CDIP, is a Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) education specialist for HCPro/ACDIS in Middleton, Massachusetts. Dawn serves as a full-time instructor for CDI Boot Camps and a subject matter expert for ACDIS. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry including ICU nursing, legal nurse consulting and nurse management.

Clinical Validation in the CDI Chart Review

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the optimal role of the physician advisor in a CDI department
  • Define HHS-HCCs and how they differ from CMS-HCCs
  • Identify optimal metrics to monitor and how to use metrics to drive provider engagement and systemwide improvement
  • Identify opportunities to expand the reach of a physician advisor, including process standardization and peer review
  • Describe best practices for starting an outpatient CDI program
  • Describe common reasons for payer denials and best practices for pre-emptive prevention and appeal

Clinical Validation in the CDI Chart Review

Sheraton Dallas Hotel
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Dallas, TX 75201

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  • Hotel cut-off date: Friday, October 1, 2021
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