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Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp® (BLR) S

Dec 03 - 06, 2019   |   Tampa, Florida  United States of America
Specialties : Healthcare Management   |   Medical Education
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Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp®


Course Overview:

Launch a successful CDI career with help from the experts at ACDIS.

The CDI Boot Camp is ACDIS’ premier training for CDI specialists. Trusted by hundreds of CDI specialists as the go-to source for CDI education, this course defines the role of CDI specialists and provides comprehensive training on their responsibilities.

Improve your CDI know-how with ACDIS-endorsed best practices for medical record review and compliant physician querying. Learn the ins and outs of Medicare’s IPPS methodology and how it relates to short-term acute care hospital reimbursement, which is often a focus of CDI efforts. Specifically, participants learn about MS-DRG methodology, including how MS-DRGs are assigned and how documentation affects code assignment and sequencing.

A majority of the Boot Camp is dedicated to exploring diagnoses typically in need of clarification for proper code assignment and MS-DRG assignment. Armed with this knowledge, CDI specialists can credibly query physicians to ensure accurate claims data and reimbursement.

Leave the CDI Boot Camp with a complete understanding of:

• The ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, as seen from a CDI perspective
Diagnoses frequently in need of additional documentation to support accurate code assignment across all major body systems
• The value of querying the provider for clarification and best practices associated with the query process
• Tips for educating physicians on the basics of hospital reimbursement under IPPS and the value of complete documentation on organizational and professional profiling
• IPPS methodology based on MS-DRG assignment and the impact of diagnosis assignment and sequencing on hospital reimbursement
• CDI benchmarking basics, compliance risks, and professional ethics

The CDI Boot Camp will help you:
• Implement a step-by-step process for thorough medical record review based on industry guidelines
• Develop compliant verbal and written physician queries and understand how to effectively query providers
• Recognize the important clinical indicators for problematic diagnoses such as heart failure, sepsis, acute renal failure, and encephalopathy
• Understand the impact of compliance initiatives on CDI, including the Recovery Auditor program and the Office of Inspector General Work Plan

CDI Boot Camp—see the difference for yourself!
Check out all the benefits of this HCPro Boot Camp:

• Custom-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.

Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp®
Learning Objectives

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

• Explain the goals and objectives of a CDI department and the role of the CDI specialist (CDIS)
• Describe what population of records to review, how often to review them, and when a review is complete
• Demonstrate an understanding of Medicare’s IPPS and how it relates to the role of the CDIS
• Demonstrate an understanding of how specific and accurate provider documentation affects hospital reimbursement through the assignment of a principal diagnosis, secondary diagnoses, and coded data
• Discuss general ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and apply these guidelines when assigning the principal diagnosis and secondary diagnoses as part of the MS-DRG assignment process
• Discuss the significance of Coding Clinic for ICD‐10‐CM guidance when assigning and sequencing codes, and applying its guidance to documentation and query scenarios
• Develop techniques for detailed medical record review in order to identify incomplete, vague, and/or missing diagnoses based on clinical indicators within the medical record
• Discuss physician education strategies related to the impact of improved documentation on hospital reimbursement and individual physician profiles
• Develop compliant physician query techniques based on industry standards and best practices
• Describe professional ethics associated with the CDI role as related to compliance initiatives, including those monitored by Recovery Auditors and the OIG
• Discuss and apply basic metrics that support the success and/or progress of a CDI department, individual CDISs, and participating physicians

Course Outline/Agenda:
Day One

Healthcare Data and the Health Record
• UHDDS definitions
• The attending provider
• Common elements of the health record

Medicare and Medicaid
Overview of the Medicare system
• Key terminology
• Medicare Part A
- Inpatient hospital care
- Overview of quality initiatives
• Medicare Part B
- Outpatient/observation hospital care
• Introduction to Medicaid

Diagnosis Codes and Sequencing
• Diagnosis coding in ICD-10-CM
• Coding conventions
• Official coding guidelines
• Principal diagnosis guidelines in ICD-10-CM
• Selection of principal diagnosis
• Reporting of secondary diagnoses
• Present on admission

Introduction to Procedure Code Sets
Procedure coding
○ Coding conventions
○ Official coding guidelines
○ The characters of PCS

Day Two
The Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and MS-DRGs
• How is a DRG assigned?
• Impact of the principal diagnosis
• Major Diagnostic Categories (MDCs)
• Impact of complications/comorbidities (CCs) and major CCs (MCCs)
• Impact of procedures
• Determining hospital reimbursement

Record Review and Queries
Reviewing medical record documentation
• What is a query?
• Justification to issue a query
• How to construct a query
○ Written vs. verbal processes
○ Concurrent vs. retrospective
○ Available formats
• The importance of clinical indicators

Getting to Know DRG Expert (ICD-10-CM)
• Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC)
• Medical vs. surgical MS-DRGs
• Alpha and numeric indexes
• Diagnoses
• Procedures
• CCs/MCCs
• Sample exercises

Key Infectious Diseases and Complications
• Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
• Infectious disease process
• Identification of the causative organism
• SIRS/sepsis/severe sepsis/septic shock
• HIV disease
• Complications of care

Day Three
Key Diseases Associated With Injuries, the Musculoskeletal System, and the Skin
• Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
• Episode of care (7th character)
• Injuries
• Fractures
• Wounds
• Cellulitis
• Poisoning, adverse effects, and underdosing
• Excisional debridement

Key Diseases of the Respiratory System
• Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
• Pneumonia
• Chronic respiratory conditions
• Acute respiratory failure
• Oxygen therapy and mechanical ventilation

Key Diseases of the Digestive, Hepatobiliary, and Urinary Systems
• Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
• Acute kidney injury/renal failure
• Chronic kidney disease
• Acute GI disorders
• Chronic GI disorders
• Liver disorders
• Pancreatitis
• Gallbladder disorders
• Substance consumption

Neoplasms and Associated Diseases
• Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
• Neoplasms
• TNM system
• Anemia

Day Four
Key Diseases Associated With the Circulatory System
• Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
• Hypertension
• Chest pain/angina/CAD
• Heart failure
• Acute myocardial infarction (AMI)

Key Diseases of the Nervous System and Mental Health
Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
• Traumatic brain injuries
• Transient ischemic attack (TIA)/cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
○ Hemorrhagic
○ Ischemic
• Altered mental status (AMS)
• Seizures/epilepsy and convulsions
• Dementia
• Depression

Key Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic Diseases
• Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
• Diabetes mellitus
• Malnutrition
• Obesity

Basic CDI Metrics and Professionalism
• Basic CDI metrics
• Minimizing vulnerabilities
• Federal guidance and monitoring
• Recovery Auditors (aka Recovery Audit Contractors or RACs)
• Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
• Professional ethics

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Contact No. : +58 04243856200

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Venue Address

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tampa Westshore Airport
4835 W Cypress St
Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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