Live Virtual CDI for Outpatient Boot Camp

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Live Virtual CDI for Outpatient Boot Camp

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The CDI for Outpatient Boot Camp is the new go-to source for outpatient CDI professionals and those seeking to begin a CDI program in the outpatient arena.

This live virtual boot camp is perfect for those looking to expand their CDI knowledge with instructor-led education that can be accessed from the comfort of your own home. Classes are led by our expert instructors, typically take place over the course of a week or two, and allow instructor/student interaction and engagement.

Live Virtual CDI for Outpatient Boot Camp

Course Overview

Premier outpatient education from the most trusted name in CDI

The Live Virtual CDI for Outpatient Boot Camp is the new go-to source for outpatient CDI professionals and those seeking to begin a CDI program in the outpatient arena. This is the first-of-its kind boot camp from the trusted experts at HCPro and ACDIS.

This course defines the role of CDI specialists in the outpatient arena, provides comprehensive training, and applies ACDIS-endorsed best practices.

The Live Virtual CDI for Outpatient Boot Camp provides tools for outpatient CDI professionals to practice in the outpatient setting and understand the impact of CDI functions. While outpatient CDI is still in its infancy, ACDIS is taking the lead in defining roles, focus, and establishing standards and core competencies, which are covered in this course. The boot camp examines diagnoses impacting hierarchical condition categories (HCCs), record review and query, medical necessity documentation, CDI role in charge capture, and ethics and compliance.

CDI in the outpatient setting encompasses a variety of different focuses to include ED, observation, primary, and ambulatory care. The regulatory landscape and suggested best practices are rapidly evolving and organizations must work to maintain compliant, effective practices.

Leave the Live Virtual CDI for Outpatient Boot Camp with a complete understanding of:

  • Official guidelines for Coding and Reporting in the outpatient setting
  • How to conduct record reviews
  • Compliant query practice in the outpatient setting
  • Risk adjustment and Risk Adjustment Documentation Validation Audits (RADV)
  • Common diagnoses of focus in the outpatient setting
  • The process and focus of provider education 


The Live Virtual CDI for Outpatient Boot Camp will help you:

  • Implement a step-by-step process for thorough medical record review based on industry guidelines for the outpatient arena
  • Develop compliant verbal and written physician queries and understand how to effectively query providers in the outpatient setting
  • Recognize significant conditions in the outpatient setting that are a common focus for review, such as HIV disease, neoplasms, diabetes, malnutrition, morbid obesity, substance abuse/dependence, major depressive disorder, COPD, chronic respiratory failure, quadriplegia, paraplegia, hemiplegia, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, angina, CKD, pressure ulcers, chronic wounds, and status codes


Live Virtual CDI for Outpatient Boot Camp
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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 Improvement 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.


CCDS-O Examination Information

ACDIS offers a certification for outpatient CDI specialists, the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist-Outpatient (CCDS-O) credential. We recommend the CCDS-O exam for individuals who complete this Boot Camp, meet the exam eligibility criteria, 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-O examination. To download the CCDS-O 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/certification/ccds-o

For more information about the CDI for Outpatient Boot Camp, contact us at 615-724-7200 or email PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.


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Live Virtual CDI for Outpatient Boot Camp

Outline/Agenda

Module 1: Introduction to Outpatient CDI: The Basics

This module discusses the evolution of CDI from the inpatient to the outpatient setting. The roles of CDI and Coding professionals are reviewed as related to medical record review and provider education. The module also reviews the ICD‐10‐CM and HCPCS/CPT code sets.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the role of documentation within the health record
  • Discuss the evolving roles of CDI and coding professionals
  • Distinguish what documentation can be used to report a code from those whose documentation can only be used as clinical indicators of a condition
  • Discuss the approved code sets of ICD‐10‐CM and HCPCS/CPT 

Module 2: The Official Guidelines for Coding & Reporting

This module reviews the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting for ICD‐10‐CM diagnosis reporting with a focus on Section IV: The Diagnostic and Coding Guidelines for Outpatient Services. The module reviews how basic code assignment is performed, coding convention, and regulatory guidance such as AHA Coding Clinic.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain when the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting are updated and where to obtain official information,
  • Explain the role of AHA Coding Clinic® in code assignment
  • Define and apply the principles of first listed diagnosis selection
  • Apply Section IV: Diagnostic Coding & Reporting Guidelines for Outpatient Services

Module 3: Healthcare Reimbursement

This module offers a review of the different healthcare reimbursement methodologies including fee for service, value based, and shared risk. The overview compares the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS).

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare & Contrast the following methodologies of healthcare reimbursement
    • Fee for Service
    • Value Based
    • Shared Risk
    • Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS)
    • Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)

Module 4: Record Review & Compliant Query

This module addresses basic core functions of CDI: record review and compliant query practice. It reviews principles of record reviews in the outpatient setting and reviews the 2019 AHIMA/ACDIS guidance related to compliant query practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the role of a query in CDI/coding
  • Identify and discuss the resources available to guide when and how to query based on professional industry standards
  • Incorporate industry guidance in the construction of simple queries
  • Recognize the importance of creating policies to define the query process and discuss the basic elements that should be addressed in the policy

Module 5: Risk Adjustment

This module reviews key concepts of risk adjustment with a focus on the CMS Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs). Discussion includes review of demographic and diagnosis considerations, disease interactions, identification of documentation opportunities, risk score calculation, and Risk Adjustment Documentation Validation (RADV) audits.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how risk adjustment is applied to healthcare reimbursement
  • Identify the different models used in risk adjustment
  • Discuss the process of computing the Risk Adjustment Factor (RAF) score for individuals
  • Describe the process of Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) audits

Module 6: Anatomy & Physiology

This module reviews diagnoses and conditions that are a common focus in CDI Outpatient reviews. Conditions include: HIV Disease, neoplasms, diabetes, malnutrition, morbid obesity, substance abuse/dependence, major depressive disorder, COPD, chronic respiratory failure, quadriplegia, paraplegia, hemiplegia, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, angina, CKD, pressure ulcers, chronic wounds and status codes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss diagnose/conditions that are a common focus in CDI outpatient reviews
  • Identify opportunities for query and provider education in the outpatient setting
  • Apply Coding Guidelines and AHA Coding Clinic instruction appropriately/accurately
  • Discuss diagnostic guidelines and apply clinical validation

Module 7: Evaluation & Management: Professional Services Billing

This module discusses the basic documentation requirements of evaluation and management coding as defined in the both the 1995 and 1997 Guidelines for Evaluation and Management. It also covers the upcoming changes in requirements that go into effect in 2021.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the difference between new and established patients
  • Define the term Relative Value Units
  • Explain the documentation requirements/required components for all E/M levels
  • Discuss CDI efforts to assist with E&M levels

Module 8: Quality Reporting

This module reviews quality reporting measures that impact providers in the outpatient setting to include Healthcare Effectiveness Data Information Set (HEDIS), Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), and Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Alternative Payment Models incorporating risk and quality are also discussed such as Accountable Care Organizations and patient Family Centered Medical Homes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose of HEDIS Measures
  • Discuss the types of measures monitored within HEDIS measures
  • Describe MACRA and MIPS Reporting
  • Discuss Alternative Payment Models
  • Identify how CDI function can offer impact to the above quality measures

Module 9: CDI Function in Charge Capture

This module discusses the function of CDI in the outpatient setting related to charge capture. We discuss activities related to denials management, medical necessity of care such as work related to National and Local Coverage Determinations. Charge capture related to observation charges, injections/infusions and chargemaster are discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the role of CDI in denials management
  • Define the purpose of NCD/LCDs and how they can be used to promote supportive documentation
  • Discuss reimbursement related to observation status and how CDI can assist with accurate capture
  • Define the term Chargemaster and functions to manage charge practices

Module 10: Physician Engagement & Education

This module reviews CDI activities related to physician engagement and education.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the challenges related to provider education in the outpatient setting
  • Develop a provider education plan
  • Identify key concepts to include in provider education
  • Explore educational strategies to successfully communicate concepts

Module 11: CDI Metrics, Ethics & Compliance

This module discusses common metrics used to measure and communicate the impact of CDI efforts. We review efforts to minimize vulnerability and to understand the functions government audit agencies, office of the Inspector General and the False Claims Act. The ACDIS Code of Ethics is reviewed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss common metrics used to measure CDI impact
  • Review the ACDIS Code of Ethics
  • Describe the function and focus of the following audit initiatives
    • Comprehensive Error Rate Testing
    • Recovery Auditors
    • Program Safeguard Contractors and Zone Program Integrity Contractor
    • Office of Inspector General
    • Medicare Administrative Contractor
    • Commercial Audit
    • Risk Adjustment Data Validation
  • Wrap up and Question/Answer/Discussion (30 minutes)

Module 12: CCDS‐O Exam Preparation

This module ends the course with a discussion of the CCDS‐O exam, prioritizing preparation needs and the test taking experience.


*Agenda is subject to change.

Live Virtual CDI for Outpatient Boot Camp

Questions/Answers

What is the focus of the Live Virtual CDI for Outpatient Boot Camp?
The Live Virtual CDI for Outpatient Boot Camp is an intensive training course that will teach outpatient CDI and coding specialists the skills necessary to succeed in their jobs. It focuses on:

  • Common diagnoses impacting hierarchical condition categories (HCCs)
  • Record review and query
  • Medical necessity documentation
  • CDI role in charge capture
  • Ethics and compliance 


The Live Virtual CDI for Outpatient Boot Camp will also benefit organizations with established outpatient CDI programs that need additional development.

What computer set-up do I need to attend this class?
This will be hosted on the GoToMeeting platform. Attendees should have access to a computer that has a microphone and speakers to participate, there is also an option to dial-in over a phone line if you need to connect on your phone. You can read the full system requirements for GoToMeeting by visiting https://support.goto.com/meeting/help/system-requirements-for-attendees-g2m010003. You can also test your system by visiting https://support.logmeininc.com/gotomeeting/get-ready.

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?

  • Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists
  • CDI managers/directors
  • Coding compliance directors/managers
  • Coding compliance specialists
  • Outpatient coders
  • HIM directors
  • Revenue cycle directors
  • Physician champions/advisors to CDI
  • Quality improvement professionals
  • Coding managers/supervisors
  • Denials and appeals managers
  • Compliance officers


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?

  • 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 us at 615-724-7200 or email PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.

Live Virtual CDI for Outpatient Boot Camp

Things to Know Before Attending Class

What is Included with Your Purchase

When you purchase a seat for our live virtual boot camps you get online access for one participant to the live sessions, a hard copy of our printed workbook materials, and access to the recordings of the sessions. HCPro reserves the right to revoke your access if we find that you are sharing your login or any of the class information.

Course Materials

You will receive a hard copy of the class materials. These will be shipped to you via UPS. If ordering on our website, please be sure to enter the physical address of where these materials should be shipped to. If you order over the phone or if you are unsure of what address we have on file, please ask the person you are speaking with to verify your address information and update accordingly or call our customer service department. Materials should arrive approximately two business days prior to the start of class.

Manuals Needed For Class

A current year ICD-10 DRG Expert, published by Optum, is suggested but not required for this class. If you do not have access to a DRG Expert from 2022 or 2021 you may want to obtain one. You may purchase DRG Expert now!

Virtual Boot Camp Platform

We use GoToMeeting to present our virtual boot camps. To ensure your system supports GoToMeeting, use this link https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check. We will send out access information for the class 4 business days prior to the class start and again 1 business day prior.

Session Recordings

You will have access to the recordings of each class session via a password protected page on our website. You will be given the page location two business days following the first session. Recordings will be added to the page within one business day following the live session. You will have access to this page for 60 days after the final live session. 

Continuing Education Credits

To receive continuing education credits, you will be required to successfully complete a 40-question quiz that is based off of the content covered throughout the course. Successful completion is achieved by getting at least 80% of the multiple-choice questions correct.

Copyright Protection of Course Materials

The materials used in connection with this course were custom designed by our company specifically for use in connection with this course. We have invested a tremendous amount of time, money and effort in developing, refining and maintaining these materials and they are protected by copyright laws. Course materials may not be duplicated.

You may use the materials (i) in direct connection with the course or (ii) as a personal reference in your day-to-day work. No claim is asserted to any U.S. Government, American Medical Association or American Hospital Association works included in the course materials workbook.

What to Bring to Class

We suggest that you have the following available during the class:

  • Highlighter
  • Notepaper
  • Sticky Notes/flags
  • Pen/Pencil
  • DRG Expert (recommended but not required)
  • Hardcopy of class materials

Contact Information

For more information about our Boot Camps, contact us at 615-724-7200 or email PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.


We Look Forward to Having You In Class!

Live Virtual CDI for Outpatient Boot Camp

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify a step-by-step process for thorough medical record review based on industry guidelines for the outpatient arena
  • Develop compliant verbal and written physician queries and understand how to effectively query providers in the outpatient setting
  • Recognize the important conditions in the outpatient setting that are a common focus for review, such as HIV disease, neoplasms, diabetes, malnutrition, morbid obesity, substance abuse/dependence, major depressive disorder, COPD, chronic respiratory failure, quadriplegia, paraplegia, hemiplegia, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, angina, CKD, pressure ulcers, chronic wounds, and status codes


Continuing Education

ACDIS
This program has been approved for 21 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification and CCDS-O (outpatient) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS).

AAPC
This program has prior approval of the AAPC for 21 Continuing Education Units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAPC of the program, content or the program sponsor.

AHIMA
This program has been approved for continuing education unit(s) (CEUs) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting of Approved CEUs from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program provider.

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 21 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.