eLearning Program: The INs and OUTs of Clinical Documentation Improvement

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As the adage states:
If it was not documented, it was not done!
Hence, clinical documentation is at the core of every patient encounter and integral to health information integrity. A successful CDI program facilitates accurate representation of a patient’s clinical status and assists in defining the true severity of the patient’s condition. This process leads to accurate capture of coded data translating into quality reporting, disease tracking, and capture of clinical outcomes.

Join a panel of clinical documentation improvement (CDI) experts who will describe the roles and responsibilities of a Clinical Documentation Specialist in inpatient and outpatient CDI programs. Discover the framework of a successful CDI program in one or both of these clinical settings.

Divided into two LIVE half-day virtual programs on Tuesday, August 25, 2020* designed to meet the diverse needs of attendees, the morning program will focus on inpatient CDI and the afternoon program will review outpatient CDI, coding and HCCs. Make the most of this innovative and flexible eLearning Program by registering for the all-day virtual event or select your session of choice.

  • Are you considering expanding your inpatient CDI program to address outpatient documentation issues including HCC needs?
  • Are you evaluating improving your career opportunities by broadening your skills by gaining more knowledge about inpatient and/or outpatient CDI including HCC documentation requirements and best practices?
  • Do you need a CDI refresher course to enhance your organization’s CDI program?
  • Have you recently been assigned outpatient CDI responsibilities?
  • Have your CDI responsibilities grown since the COVID-19 pandemic started?

If so, then this innovative and flexible program is for you!

Register by August 23 to attend the LIVE programs

*LIVE program held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. 
Recorded version provided after live event for all registrants and purchases received after the advanced registration cutoff. 

    Program Details
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    Inpatient CDI Program - LIVE on August 25 at 8:45 AM (PT) *

    Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 *
    Time: 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM (PT)

    Program Description:
    Discover the framework of a successful CDI program and how Clinical Documentation Specialists (CDS) can provide opportunities to improve coding, health information integrity and maximize reimbursement. Topics include: 

    • CDI role – “the who” and “the why”
    • Review inpatient processes for a “day in the life of a CDS”
    • Discussion of general coding guidelines and a review of complex case studies
    • Physician advisor/champion role (peer-to-peer reviews)
    • Interdisciplinary collaboration and challenges
    • Current hot topics

    Continuing Education:
    The Inpatient CDI eLearning Program has been approved for 3 continuing education units (CEUs) by AHIMA, AAPC, BRN, and ACDIS for CDI-related events (no more than ten units from any single event). HIIM Domain: Revenue Cycle Management

    Program Agenda

    • CDI Role 
      • The who – review process, CDI metrics, case studies 
      • The why - general coding guidelines, interdisciplinary collaboration, physician advisor role
      • Challenges as a CDS – keys to high quality documentation and physician buy-in
    • Current Hot Topics
      • Artificial intelligence
      • Patient safety indicators (PSI) with case study examples
      • Clinical validation reviews with case study examples and sample clinical validation query
      • Impact of severity of illness (SOI) and risk of mortality (ROM) on claim data with case study examples
      • Denials management with sample appeal letter top “red flag” diagnoses
    • Lunch Break - 12:00 - 12:45 PM (PT)

    *LIVE program held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. 
    Recorded version provided after live event for all registrants and purchases received after the advanced registration cutoff.

    Outpatient CDI and HCCs Program - LIVE on August 25 at 12:45 PM (PT) *

    Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 *
    Time: 12:45 PM – 4:30 PM (PT)

    Program Description
    Outpatient CDI has primarily been focused on physician office visit documentation to ensure all of a patient’s medical conditions are identified and addressed at least once every calendar year. Ensuring compliance has both quality of care and potential reimbursement implications. Hierarchical condition categories (HCCs), groups of similar conditions with similar long-term costs, are the tool by which quality metrics and pay-for-performance programs are evaluated and reimbursed.

    This eLearning Program will teach participants what they need to know to excel in outpatient CDI, HCC recognition and compliance with official outpatient documentation and coding guidelines. One of greatest challenges is ensuring compliance with Section 4 official outpatient guidelines that requires a condition to be specifically addressed with clinical services by the provider before it can be coded.  Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessment or Treated (MEAT) criteria are supposed to ensure documentation of this requirement; however, there are many pitfalls which will be addressed during this program through the use of case studies.

    Continuing Education:
    The Outpatient CDI and HCCs eLearning Program has been approved for 3 continuing education units (CEUs) by AHIMA, AAPC, BRN, and ACDIS for CDI-related events (no more than ten units from any single event). HIIM Domain: Revenue Cycle Management

    Program Agenda

    • Lunch Break - 12:00 - 12:45 PM (PT)
    • HCCs: A “deep dive"
    • Outpatient CDI, coding and compliance
    • “MEAT” criteria review with case studies

    *LIVE program held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
    Recorded version provided after live event for all registrants and purchases received after the advanced registration cutoff.

    Presenters & Sponsors

    Richard Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS
    Chief Medical Officer, Physician Educator; Pinson & Tang LLC 


    Dr. Richard Pinson is a physician, educator, administrator and healthcare consultant. He practiced internal medicine and emergency medicine in Tennessee for over 20 years, having board certification in both. Dr. Pinson is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and former Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Vanderbilt, and has assisted hospitals as a physician consultant for the past ten years. His personal understanding of the mindset of both doctors and managers allows him a unique vantage point from which to promote cooperation between physicians, hospital staff, and administrators toward achieving beneficial and practical changes.

    Ann Marie Gould, MAOM, BSN, CCDS, CDIP
    CDI Specialist and Partner; RN Link


    Ann Marie Gould has been a registered nurse for over 30 years with varied experience, including, acute care, outpatient surgery, clinical drug trials, assisted living/memory care settings as well as case management. She has been working in CDI for over nine years, receiving her experiences from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA, Optum 360 as a CDI manager and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital as CDI hospitalist liaison who provides monthly education to the hospitalists’ teams as well as develops the educational pocket guides for the various hospital service lines. She is currently a partner of RN Link, which provides training on becoming a successful clinical documentation specialist.

    Cristy Zielinski, BSN, CCDS
    CDI Specialist and Partner; RN Link


    Cristy is a registered nurse and certified clinical documentation specialist who has been in the field of nursing since 1982. She graduated with Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Philippines. She has had varied experiences in different hospital settings including working as a telemetry nurse, case manager, interim director of case management as well as assisted the physician advisor on insurance denial appeals, and as a clinical documentation specialist for over 16 years. She worked in different institutions including Glendale Adventist Hospital, Glendale Memorial Hospital, Optum 360 and Kaiser Permanente. She is also a partner of RN Link, which offers seminar/training on how to become a successful clinical documentation specialist.

    This program is co-sponsored by
     

    pinsontang         rnlink       

    Who Should Attend
    • Inpatient and outpatient coding professionals
    • CDI Specialists - both new and experienced
    • Compliance managers and/or staff
    • HIM and/or CDI directors, managers and supervisors
    • Physician office practice managers
    • Business office staff
    • Nurses
    • Physicians
    • Quality/Performance improvement managers and/or staff
    • Risk managers and/or staff
    • Clinical managers
    • All other health care professionals that are involved with improving clinical documentation and/or are looking for a new career path.
    Registration Fees, Access Details & General Information

    Registration Fees

     ADVANCED FEE (thru Aug 23)
    Access available the morning of the live event
    REGULAR FEE (after Aug 23)
    Access available within three (3) business days after purchase
     Full ProgramInpatient Program OnlyOutpatient Program OnlyFull ProgramInpatient Program OnlyOutpatient Program Only
    CHIA Member$149$89$89$169$99$99

    AHIMA Active Only
    Includes CHIA annual dues

    $199N/AN/A$219N/AN/A

    CHIA Student Member

    $89$59$59$109$69$69
    Non-Member$209$119$119$229$129$129


    How to Register
    Purchase the eLearning Program online OR print the eLearning Program Order Form (PDF) and submit to CHIA via the methods shown on form. Full payment is required with registration. A copy of an approved check request is acceptable when submitted with the printed registration form. No over-the-phone registrations will be accepted.

    Access Details
    Access for advanced purchases will be made available the morning of the live event. Purchases received after the advanced registration cutoff (after August 23) will be provided access within three (3) business days after purchase.

    All event details will be available via the registrant’s CHIA User Profile, this includes LIVE meeting link, recording, presentation materials and CEU form. Access is restricted to the registrant only and available for 60 days

    • Recommended Test: Test LIVE event access ahead of time by logging into your CHIA User Profile. Once logged in, look for the green eLearning Program Access box on the My Account Dashboard. All event details and materials will be accessible within this area.

    Zoom Details
    CHIA uses Zoom to host live eLearning Programs. To participate, you will need a computer with an internet connection and the Zoom software. Zoom support offers information regarding system compatibility here

    Continuing Education
    This program is approved for continuing education units (CEUs) by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), and Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) for CDI-related events; no more than ten (10) units from any single event. CEUs are based on contact hours. 30 minutes of attendance at an educational program equals .5 CEU. For full details on CEU qualifications, calculations, and more, view the AHIMA Recertification Website. CEUs may be adjusted based on actual time of event. 

    Presentation Materials 
    Presentation materials, if offered by the presenter, will be made available on the eLearning Program Access page (restricted access) upon conclusion of the live event.

    Live Program Recording
    The recorded version will be provided after the live event for all registrants, and purchases received after the advanced registration cutoff, on the eLearning Program Access page (restricted access). Allow 1-3 business days for recorded product availability. 

    Cancellation Policy
    All purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable. View the Event Cancellation and Substitution Policy.

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    Purchase the eLearning Program online by visiting the CHIA Store

    Access for advanced purchases will be made available the morning of the live event. Purchases received after the advanced registration cutoff (after August 23) will be provided access within three (3) business days after purchase.

    Access to program materials will be available for 60 days. Non-transferable. All sales final.

    Questions
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    Still have questions? Call  (559) 251-5038 or email Merchandise@CaliforniaHIA.org