Live Virtual CDI and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp

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Live Virtual CDI and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp

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* Next registration cut-off date: 9/16/2024

This live virtual Boot Camp is perfect for those who want to participate in an instructor-led class from the comfort of their home or office. Classes led by our expert instructors typically take place over one week and allow instructor/student interaction and engagement.

Live Virtual CDI and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp


Advance your CDI practice to the next level

The Live Virtual CDI and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp is an intensive three-day course designed for CDI departments/programs looking to move to the next level of CDI—not just diagnosis review and clarification, but how diagnoses impact hospital quality metrics and influence indirect revenues.

This class covers publicly reported quality data and how code assignment affects quality metrics, including but not limited to the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program. Students will learn the why and how of reviewing complex cases involving Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) and hospital-acquired infections (HAI), and they'll leave with measurable strategies for improving their hospital profiles and positively influencing their facility's value-based incentive payments.

Who is this class for?
The Live Virtual CDI and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp is designed for CDI, coding, and quality departments looking to collaborate and elevate their practice to ensure the highest level of integrity along with precise and accurate capture of quality metrics. No experience is required for this course, but we recommend attendees have a basic understanding of coding regulations as well as at least one year of experience in the CDI, coding, or quality field.

This Boot Camp will help you to:

  • Apply concepts of CDI record reviews, queries, and provider education to CMS quality reporting measures
  • Create a strategy to demonstrate accurate public reporting and quality measure scores
  • Accurately apply coding regulations such as present on admission indicators and identify query opportunities related to CMS quality initiatives on topics such as hospital-acquired conditions (HAC), PSIs, HAIs, and readmissions

You'll leave this Boot Camp with an understanding of:

  • How quality reporting impacts organization reimbursement in both the inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Quality measure reporting and how documentation integrity can positively impact scores
  • The impact of diagnosis capture on quality reporting and organizational revenue

What sets the Live Virtual CDI and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp apart? 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 Deanne Wilk, MPS, BSN, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDIP, CCS.

How does the Live Virtual CDI and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp work?

Class is held Monday – Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time for one week.

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 September 23 – September 26. Registration cut-off date: 9/16/2024

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

For more information about our Boot Camps, contact us at 800-650-6787 or email

Live Virtual CDI and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp

Course Outline

Module 1: CDI's Role in Quality Initiatives (General Overview)

  • Regulatory and coding guidelines that impact quality reporting
    • HIPAA
    • International Classification of Diseases (ICD)
    • Coding conventions and guidelines
    • AHA Coding Clinic guidance
  • Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS)
  • Coding conventions and guidelines
    • Identifying reportable diagnoses
    • Sequencing (principal/secondary diagnoses and first- listed diagnosis)
    • Present on admission (POA) reporting
    • Reporting healthcare- related complications
    • Status codes
    • Departmental collaboration: CDI, coding, and quality

Module 2: Introduction to Quality Reporting

  • Review of publicly reported data and its impact on organizational success
  • The shift in healthcare payment methodologies
  • Fee-for-service
  • Value-based purchasing (VBP)
  • Goals of data collection: reporting and patient outcomes
  • Inpatient setting
  • Outpatient setting

Module 3: Elements of Strong Documentation: Limiting Vulnerabilities

  • Emergency department note
  • History and physical
  • Discharge summary
  • Office visit note

Module 4: The Impact of Documentation on Mortality Reporting

  • Appropriate assignment: Medical Severity Diagnosis-Related Groups (MS-DRG) and All Patient Refined Diagnosis-Related Groups (APR-DRG)
  • The relationship between severity of illness (SOI)/risk of mortality (ROM) scores and DRG assignment
  • Use of predictive models associated with hospital resource use and in-hospital mortality
  • Risk adjustment in relation to mortality

Module 5: Risk Adjustment and Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC)

  • Defining risk adjustment
  • Predicting costs and resource consumption
  • Predicting complications
  • Comparison of organizations/providers
  • Methodologies:
    • CMS-HCC
    • HHS-HCC (adult, child and infant), Affordable Care Act
  • Medicaid Chronic Illness and Disability Payment System (CDPS)
  • Type 2 diabetes risk adjustment model
  • Mortality risk assessment models (Elixhauser comorbidities)

Module 6: Patient Safety Indicator (PSI) Reporting

  • Defining PSIs and AHRQ and CMS quality programs
  • Inclusion and exclusion criteria
  • Death rate among surgical inpatients (PSI 04)
  • Patient safety and adverse events composite (PSI 90)
  • Provider education and querying

Module 7: Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HAC) and Infections (HAI)

  • Identification and reporting of HACs/HAIs
  • Review of codes that trigger HACs/HAIs
  • CDC reporting abstraction guidelines of HACs/HAIs vs. coding requirements
  • CMS HAC Reduction Program (HACRP)

Module 8: CMS Quality Reporting and Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) Measures

  • Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program
  • Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program
  • HEDIS measures

Module 9: Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program

  • Change from fee-for-service
  • Domains:
    • Clinical Outcomes
      • 30-day mortality
      • Complications (hip and knee arthroplasty)
    • Person and Community Engagement
    • Safety
      • HAIs
    • Efficiency and Cost Reduction
      • Medicare Spending per Beneficiary (MSPB)

Module 10: Hospital Readmissions

  • Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP)
  • Population health
  • CMS advanced bundle program
  • Common diagnoses and DRGs impacting readmission data

Module 11: Record Review and Queries

  • Reviewing medical record documentation
  • Defining queries and query compliance
  • Justification to issue a query
  • How to construct a query
  • Written vs. verbal queries
  • Concurrent vs. retrospective queries
  • Approved formats
  • The importance of clinical indicators

*Course outline/agenda subject to change.

Live Virtual CDI and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp


September — Class Schedule (Eastern time)

September 23 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
September 24 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
September 25 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
September 26 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Live Virtual CDI and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this Boot Camp, participants will be able to: 

  • Contrast and compare differing healthcare payment methodologies such as IPPS, OPPS, risk based (shared savings) and fee for service. 
  • Explain the impact of principal diagnosis assignment (i.e., diagnosis sequencing) on indirect revenue, including that affected by quality metrics 
  • Define the CDI specialist’s role contributing to successful quality metric reporting
  • Develop documentation strategies to enhance a hospital’s quality metrics without compromising data integrity congruent with official coding guidelines
  • Communicate to physicians how their documentation impacts various quality metrics through coded data, compared to abstracted data and surveillance data
  • Conduct reviews and/or develop appropriate review processes to ensure accurate reporting of Patient Safety Indicator (PSI) 90
  • Develop strategies to leverage collaboration within the revenue cycle, including CDI, coding, infection control, quality, and case management (utilization review) to promote consistency in the reporting of metrics associated with Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) and other quality indicators

Continuing Education

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. 

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).

This program has been approved for 22.5 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 22.5 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.

This program is approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification for 22.5 Continuing Education Units.

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 CDI and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp


Who is the class for? 
Live Virtual CDI and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp 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 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.

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 You can also test your system by visiting

Live Virtual CDI and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp 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 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 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?
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