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, typically take place over the course of a week or two, and allow instructor/student interaction and engagement.

Live Virtual Leadership in CDI Boot Camp

Live Virtual Leadership in CDI Boot Camp


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. 

Leadership and management training from the experts at ACDIS 

This live virtual boot camp with ACDIS’ CDI educators provides essential leadership and management training for new or aspiring leaders in CDI. 

Many take on the CDI manager role with little preparation or understanding of the CDI function, how to manage and staff the department, or how to develop a department mission and strategy that align with your organization’s goals. 

This course will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to become an effective leader in CDI. We prepare leaders so that they are better equipped to: 

  • Influence and drive value in collaboration with other department leaders and C-suite executives 
  • Lead their 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 specific leadership skills and challenges in 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 (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 mission to evaluate opportunities and requests of your department. We delve into CDI metrics and offer tips for communicating program and staff effectiveness up and down in the organization.  

The Live Virtual 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 specifically, 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 

Plus, complete the included additional module to earn the Leadership in CDI certificate!  

Students who have completed the Live Virtual Leadership in CDI Boot Camp will also receive the Leadership in CDI Certificate module. This eLearning module offers a certificate in leadership skills and allows students to designate themselves as an ACDIS-Approved CDI Leader. Learn more on the Leadership in CDI Certificate tab.  

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 – Friday from July 24 – July 27. Registration cut-off date: 7/17/2023

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For more detailed information about our boot camps, contact us at 615-724-7200 or email

Live Virtual Leadership in CDI Boot Camp

Leadership in CDI Certificate 

The Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) is proud to launch a new certificate program for those seeking to distinguish themselves as leaders in CDI. While many courses focus on general leadership concepts, ACDIS developed this course to address the specific leadership skills and challenges in CDI.

The Leadership in CDI certificate module is comprised of foundational CDI education paired with a review of core compliance and ethical principles. Candidates who pass the final exam receive a certificate of leadership skills and are allowed to designate themselves as an ACDIS-Approved CDI Leader.

Why become an ACDIS-Approved CDI Leader?
The Leadership in CDI certificate demonstrates that an individual has cultivated both the CDI knowledge and the business and management skills necessary to be a successful leader. Individuals who pass the final examination are allowed to use the designation ACDIS-Approved CDI Leader in their resumes, biographical information, or email signatures.

This certificate module, designed to be completed in conjunction with the Leadership in CDI Boot Camp, is an additional module featuring training on core business skills that ACDIS has identified as key leadership competencies, and includes the following:

  • 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

Live Virtual Leadership in CDI Boot Camp


July — Class Schedule (Eastern time)

July 24 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
July 25 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
July 26 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
July 27 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Live Virtual Leadership in CDI Boot Camp

Course Outline

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.

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.

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 prevention 
  • Risk adjustment 
  • Charge capture 
  • Quality  

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. 

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.

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

Revenue Cycle and Audit Activities
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.

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

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. 

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.

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

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 either 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 615-724-7200 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 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  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!