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      October 23, 2019

      Wednesday   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (daily for 4 times)

      4655 Dean Martin Drive
      Las Vegas, Nevada 89103

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      Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp®

      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

      Clinical Documentation Improvement Boot Camp®
      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
      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)
      Poisoning, adverse effects, and underdosing
      Excisional debridement

      Key Diseases of the Respiratory System

      Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
      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
      Gallbladder disorders
      Substance consumption

      Neoplasms and Associated Diseases

      Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
      TNM system

      Day Four

      Key Diseases Associated With the Circulatory System

      Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
      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

      Key Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic Diseases

      Coding guidelines and key Coding Clinic references
      Diabetes mellitus

      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

      *Agenda subject to change.

      Cost: $1,489

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