Live Virtual Leadership in CDI Boot Camp

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Live Virtual Leadership in CDI Boot Camp

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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 and typically take place over the course of four days, allowing instructor/student interaction and engagement.

Live Virtual Leadership in CDI Boot Camp

Live Virtual Leadership in CDI Boot Camp


arn your certificate in CDI leadership with the Leadership in CDI Boot Camp from the experts at ACDIS.

The Leadership in CDI Boot Camp is available in three formats: virtually with a live instructor, live in person at a meeting site, or online eLearning at your own pace. All modalities earn students the Leadership in CDI Certificate, and graduates are designated as ACDIS-Approved CDI Leaders.

Designed by the expert instructors at the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS), this Boot Camp provides essential training for anyone in a leadership position or looking to grow into one.

This course provides knowledge and confidence to become an effective leader in CDI, including how to manage and staff the department, develop a department mission, and create a strategy that aligns with your organization’s goals.

The Boot Camp gives you the preparation you need to:

  • Influence and drive value in collaboration with other department leaders and C-suite executives
  • Lead your team to boost effectiveness and enhance employee engagement, satisfaction, and skills

While many courses focus on general leadership concepts, ACDIS developed this course to address the leadership skills and challenges specific to CDI.

This course will give you strategies for how to:

  • Lead at the organizational level. An essential first step is to understand the far-reaching impact CDI has across the organization (e.g., quality, healthcare data reporting, denials, compliance). We explore how you, as a leader, can collaborate across the departments and leverage the power of a strong CDI department to support your organization’s financial, quality, and strategic goals.
  • Put compliance front and center to drive success and prevent risk. Successful CDI leaders are acutely aware of how to identify compliance risk areas so that they do not leave their department open to vulnerabilities. You will leave with ideas and best practices for conducting internal audits and an understanding of denials management.
  • Hire, develop, and manage staff successfully. CDI leaders across the country struggle to find and grow talent within their teams. We give solid advice—specific to CDI—for how to screen, interview, and hire strong CDI specialists and how to develop them over time.
  • Direct the CDI department. Defining the mission of your department; charting goals, growth, and expansion; and managing change encourages purpose-driven leadership. You will receive guidance on how to intentionally utilize your department's mission to evaluate opportunities and requests that arise for your department. We delve into CDI metrics and offer tips for communicating program and staff effectiveness up and down in the organization.

The Leadership in CDI Boot Camp will help you:

  • Connect how reimbursement methodologies, payer methodologies, healthcare data and compliance, and the CDI function relate to one another
  • Understand common CDI metrics and how to monitor, interpret, and report on staff effectiveness
  • Successfully perform management responsibilities within CDI, such as creating job descriptions, interviewing candidates, and managing remote employees
  • Gain strategies for how to define your program’s mission, reporting structure, and staffing modules
  • Take home ideas for department policies and expansion

For the live virtual version of the Leadership in CDI Boot Camp, students complete an additional eLearning module after the in-person instruction, which includes bite-size training on core business skills and leadership competencies:

  • Brief eLearning courses related to:
    • Business writing
    • Conflict resolution
    • Setting goals to guide employee performance
    • Giving and receiving feedback
  • An ACDIS position paper on effective CDI leadership
  • Excerpts from leading ACDIS books on management

Graduates of the Leadership in CDI Boot Camp demonstrate that they have cultivated both the CDI knowledge and the business and management skills necessary to be a successful leader. They earn the Leadership in CDI Certificate and are allowed to use the designation ACDIS-Approved CDI Leader in their resumes, biographical information, or email signatures.

How does the Live Virtual Leadership in CDI Boot Camp work? 

Class is held Monday – Thursday for one week from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern time (four classes). Students also receive the eLearning module Leadership in CDI Certificate, to be taken after completion of the boot camp. 

Please Note: Four days before class starts, you will receive a welcome email that includes the dial-in information for the class. 

Class is held Monday – Thursday from December 2 – December 5. Registration cut-off date: 11/25/2024

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For more detailed information about our boot camps, contact us at 800-650-6787 or email

Live Virtual Leadership in CDI Boot Camp


  1. Introduction to CDI
    People are often assigned the responsibility of management of a CDI department or CDI staff without knowledge of the role and responsibilities. This course begins with a discussion about the CDI manager or leader role as well as the regulatory guidance that directs CDI practice.

  2. IPPS and MS-DRGs
    This module discusses the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and CDI’s function related to code assignment and MS-DRG grouping. The module offers a surface dive into CDI function and how it impacts organizational goals.

  3. Introduction to Outpatient CDI
    The module covers the evolution of CDI into the outpatient setting. It reviews CDI efforts related to the emergency department, observation, and primary care/clinic reviews. The instructor will steer the discussion to cover the various missions related to outpatient CDI, which include:
    • Denials management
    • Risk adjustment
    • Charge capture
    • Quality

  4. Other Payer Systems
    This module continues discussing healthcare reimbursement, touching on a number of methodologies within both the inpatient and outpatient settings, including bundled payments, accountable care organizations, risk adjustment, and billing.

  5. Healthcare Data and Public Reporting
    The impact of CDI function upon quality reporting is well established within the industry. This module covers a number of CMS quality monitors and CDI function related to the reporting of this data and organizational reimbursement.

  6. CDI Practice: Record Review and Query
    This module reviews the basics of CDI function, including record review and query compliance.

  7. Revenue Cycle and Audit Activitie
    Understanding compliance is a core competency for CDI. This module covers the efforts in place to monitor compliance, including RAC, OIG, and PEPPER data. It also reviews the Medicare appeals process.

  8. CDI Metrics
    Managers must monitor and communicate staff function and effectiveness. This module discusses standard metrics used to measure departmental function and benchmarking.

  9. Managing Your CDI Staff
    Managing staff can be challenging. This module provides direction in how to do so, covering the functions of managing people and a CDI program, including screening applicants, interviewing, hiring, and training. The discussion includes competency assessments and what to consider when employees are working remotely.

  10. Directing Your CDI Department
    Directing a department is different than managing and has different responsibilities. This module offers guidance related to departmental mission, reporting structure, staffing models, written policies, and job roles.

  11. CDI Expansion: Managing Change
    The impact of CDI continues to grow, and managers must thoughtfully engage in this process to plan change and grow the department and mission.

Live Virtual Leadership in CDI Boot Camp


December — Class Schedule (Eastern time)

December 2 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
December 3 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
December 4 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
December 5 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Live Virtual Leadership in CDI Boot Camp

Learning Outcomes

  • Implement CDI strategies related to IPPS and OPPS reimbursement methodologies
  • Apply CDI strategies/interventions impacting OPPS reimbursement, including APCs, provider E&M, and risk adjustment HCCs
  • Articulate payment methodologies such as bundled payments, ACOs, risk adjustment, per diem rates, Medicaid, and private insurances
  • Define the role of a query in CDI/coding
  • Create policies to define a compliant query process
  • Create a CDI specialist job description
  • Plan and implement an effective interview process
  • Develop a thorough and complete training plan
  • Build comprehensive policies and procedures directing CDI function
  • Develop and evaluate a clear, defined departmental mission

Continuing Education

This program has been approved for 21.5 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).

This program has been approved for 21.5 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.

HCPro is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 21.5 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.

Disclosure Statement:
HCPro has confirmed that none of the faculty/presenters, planners, or contributors have any relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of this educational activity.

Live Virtual Leadership in CDI Boot Camp


What is the focus of the Live Virtual Leadership in CDI Boot Camp?
Many are asked to take on the CDI manager role with little preparation or understanding of CDI functions or the process of managing those functions. This course is designed to encourage discussion and exploration of the responsibilities, challenges, and best practices related to management and direction of a CDI department.

Are there any prerequisites?
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.

What computer setup do I need to attend this class?
This class 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 You can also test your system by visiting

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

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?
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 us at 800-650-6787 or email

Live Virtual Leadership in CDI 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 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

There are no manuals required for participation in this class.

Virtual Boot Camp Platform

We use GoToMeeting to present our virtual Boot Camps. To ensure your system supports GoToMeeting, use this link: We will send out access information for the class four business days prior to the class start and again one business day prior.

Session Recordings

You will have access to the recordings of each class session via a password-protected page on our website. 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 this Boot Camp were custom designed by our company specifically for use 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  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
  • Current ICD-10-CM Expert for Hospitals
  • Hard copy of class materials

Contact Information

If you have any question about the virtual boot camp program, please contact Customer Service at (800) 650-6787 or email

We Look Forward to Having You in Class!