Clinical documentation is at the core of every patient encounter. In order to be meaningful it must be accurate, timely, and reflect the scope of services provided. Successful clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs facilitate the accurate representation of a patient’s clinical status that translates into coded data. Coded data is then translated into quality reporting, physician report cards, reimbursement, public health data, and disease tracking and trending.
The convergence of clinical, documentation, and coding processes is vital to a healthy revenue cycle, and more important, to a healthy patient. To that end, CDI has a direct impact on patient care by providing information to all members of the care team, as well as those downstream who may be treating the patient at a later date.
A CDI program includes a myriad of people, processes, and technology that must work together to ensure success. Organizations need a well-rounded individual who can effectively articulate all the pieces: documentation requirements, code assignment, coding guidelines, and quality reporting.
CDI professionals come to the role from a variety of backgrounds, the two backgrounds seen most often are health information management (HIM) professionals and nurses. HIM professionals, through their education, are familiar with compliant documentation rules and regulations as well as accreditation standards that affect timely documentation. In addition, HIM professionals are also familiar with important areas such as privacy, security, and confidentiality that also impact sharing of clinical information. Nurses have a strong clinical background which helps them identify gaps in the clinical evidence and documentation. Both of these backgrounds provide a good foundation to become a CDI professional.
AHIMA is committed to advancing clinical documentation improvement (CDI) by providing education and training, certification, and other valuable resources to CDI professionals. Whether you are new to the CDI career, transitioning from a coding or clinical background, or an experienced CDI professional, AHIMA provides education and resources to support your lifelong learning and continued advancement.
Now, more than ever, CDI professionals are in high demand. By obtaining AHIMA’s Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP®) certification, professionals distinguish themselves as knowledgeable and competent in this field.
Learn more about the CDIP certification and resources to prepare for the exam.
AHIMA meetings provide valuable face-to-face interaction with knowledgeable experts to help CDI professionals enhance their skills and competencies to advance the CDI profession, and provide guidance for those looking to enter this growing field.
CERTIFIED DOCUMENTATION IMPROVEMENT PRACTITIONER (CDIP) WORKSHOP: ADVANCING THE PRACTICE
March 30–31, 2017 | Chicago, IL
August 2–3, 2017 | Washington, DC
The CDIP credential signifies a commitment to improving the quality of healthcare information. To earn the credential, you must pass the CDIP exam. In order to prepare you for the exam, AHIMA offers the CDIP Exam Prep Workshop. This two-day in-person meeting reviews the six domains covered in the exam and increases learning retention through real-world examples and learning activities. It also reviews the knowledge and skills necessary to function in the CDI profession. After successful completion of the workshop, attendees may apply to sit for the CDIP exam immediately (including one free exam retake). Attend this workshop and join this elite group of professionals!
$981 (workshop and exam)
$685 (workshop only)
$891 (workshop and exam)
$585 (workshop only)
CDI ACADEMY: INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT BEST PRACTICES
January 25–27 l San Juan, PR
Product Code: 17CDIAC01 | CEUs: 26
May 3–5, 2017 l Chicago, IL
November 8–10 l Dallas, TX
The AHIMA CDI Academy is a comprehensive program designed to assist CDI professionals in implementing best practices at their organizations. Whether you are new to CDI or an experienced CDI professional ready to take your program to the next level, the Academy offers unique content you can apply to your situation. The program covers both inpatient and outpatient settings, creating an even larger return on investment for participants. During this three-day in-person meeting, you will learn about CDI best practices through real-life examples, exercises, and breakout sessions on specific clinical and coding topics. By encouraging discussion and active learning, this interactive event prepares you to return to your organization with new insights and energy.
Includes an introductory webinar and the Clinical Documentation Improvement: Principles and Practice book.
List Price: $1295 | Member Price: $1195
July 31–August 1, 2017 l Washington, DC
The AHIMA CDI Summit is the premier industry event dedicated to advancing the documentation journey and exploring the challenges presented by today’s complex healthcare environment. With keynote addresses from nationally recognized industry experts, participants of this comprehensive conference will have access to a range of presentations on CDI best practices, innovation, implementation, and ICD-10-CM/PCS. The Summit consists of interactive sessions and real world examples providing critical insights into CDI programs as well as advanced networking opportunities. By attending this two-day meeting, you have the opportunity to access the most up-to-date information and apply it within your organization. Move your CDI program forward with the knowledge gained from the CDI Summit!
List Price: $560 | Member Price: $460
CERTIFIED DOCUMENTATION IMPROVEMENT PRACTITIONER (CDIP): ADVANCING THE PRACTICE VIRTUAL LEARNING
CEUs: 9 (for all six webinars and one interactive learning session)
Interactive Learning Sessions (choose the date that works for your schedule):
March 15, 2017
November 15, 2017
Prepare to sit for the Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) certification—one of AHIMA’s most highly regarded credentials—with this self-paced webinar series. These six webinars
review the six domains covered in the exam, assess CDI workflow processes, explain how to analyze and develop effective physician queries, and demonstrate how to evaluate CDI metrics and statistics
for tracking CDI program effectiveness. In addition, the content shows how you can assess and apply knowledge of official coding guidelines and MS-DRG assignment. Best of all, this webinar series
allows you to study for the CDIP exam when it’s convenient for you without traveling, saving you valuable work and study time!
Webinar series includes:
DOMAIN 1: CLINICAL CODING PRACTICE
Product Code: AUDACDIP1 l CEUs: 2
DOMAIN 2: LEADERSHIP
Product Code: AUDACDIP2 l CEU: 1
DOMAIN 3: RECORD REVIEW & DOCUMENT CLARIFICATION
Product Code: AUDACDIP3 l CEUs: 2
DOMAIN 4: CDI METRICS & STATISTICS
Product Code: AUDACDIP4 l CEU: 1
DOMAIN 5: RESEARCH & EDUCATION
Product Code: AUDACDIP5 l CEU: 1
DOMAIN 6: COMPLIANCE
Product Code: AUDACDIP6 l CEU: 1
$119 (Individual Webinar)
$705 (All 6 Webinars + One Hour Interactive Learning Session with Instructors)
$985 (Webinars + Book + One Hour Interactive Learning
Session with Instructor + Exam)
$99 (Individual Webinar)
$605 (All 6 Webinars + One Hour Interactive Learning Session with Instructors)
$825 (Webinars + Book + One Hour Interactive Learning
Session with Instructor + Exam)
Clinical Documentation Issues
This six-lesson course introduces professionals to the important skills and areas of knowledge that will assist them in becoming successful clinical documentation specialists.
Clinical Documentation Improvement: Program Success
This six-lesson course reviews overall aspects of managing a clinical documentation improvement program, including planning and organization, monitoring and evaluating, and hiring and retaining qualified staff.
Clinical Documentation Improvement: Quality Measures and Documentation Standards
This six-lesson course reviews how CDI programs relate to quality measures, and how CDI affects documentation necessary to meet industry standards, as well as report cards.
Recognize ICD-10 Documentation Requirements
This six-lesson training course provides information on the terminology utilized in ICD-10-CM/PCS that impacts clinical documentation.
AHIMA also offers a series of professional development courses to help professionals add valuable skills to their toolkit.
This course provides information and skills needed to develop and maintain a sense of professionalism by analyzing the connection between ethics and professionalism and discussing other important factors related to professionalism, including workplace goal setting, time management, interpersonal skills, workplace communication skills, and conflict management.
Effective Time Management
This course provides an overview of time management skills, concepts and techniques. Participants will learn strategies for maximizing personal effectiveness, including organization, delegation, and the proper use of technology.
First Line Supervision and Leadership
This course provides an overview of general supervision concepts and methodologies by helping understand requirements for making the transition to first-line leadership, and introducing the paradoxes of first-line supervision. The student will examine the role of a supervisor, qualities of an effective leader, and develop strategies for effective communication, management, and training.
Finance and Accounting For Non-Financial Managers
This course provides an overview of the principal areas of financial management by introducing financial terminology, relating financial measures to operating information, and enabling understanding and application of these measures to operating performance.
This course offers students the skills necessary to interpret and critically evaluate statistics commonly used to describe, predict, and evaluate data in an information driven environment. The focus is on the conceptual understanding of how statistics can be used and how to evaluate statistical data.
This introductory level course presents a variety of topics essential to the development of critical thinking skills by introducing concepts essential to the comprehension, analysis and creation arguments: induction, deduction, informal fallacies, Aristotelian and symbolic logic, modes of persuasion, perspective and bias, language and meaning, culminating in the development of reasonable strategies for belief information.
This course assists in establishing a positive and proactive career mindset early and consistently in academic process to help ensure career compatibility and success. Topics include personalized career assessment, enhancing transferable career skills, developing a personal career brand, and career position seeking skills.
Communication Skills For Managers
This course provides an overview of effective methods of communication for managers. Students gain a working knowledge of the difference between hearing and listening, and will apply strategies for improving listening, speaking, and writing skills. In addition, students will examine methods of delivering criticism, asking questions, and teaching someone a process. The course also covers how to create effective business communications, such as presentations and documents.
How To Manage Conflict in the Organization
This course provides an overview of the effective ways to manage conflict in the workplace. It identifies types of conflict and provides techniques for eliminating conflict by examining the different types of conflict resolution and identifying differences between interpersonal and structural conflicts in the workplace.
Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Workplace
This course an overview of the principal area of interpersonal communication by introducing the importance of effective interpersonal communication in the workplace and examining the key skills and methods related to workplace communication. Participants will learn how to successfully present ideas and information as well as listen to others' ideas to solve problems.
AHIMA is the publisher of the world’s most respected, technically accurate, and widely used books in the health information management (HIM) field.
AHIMA members, educators, and healthcare professionals prefer AHIMA books because they know they can count on our authors to provide the highest levels of expertise and the most up-to-date knowledge available.
Clinical Documentation Improvement: Principles and Practice
Identifies the fundamentals of clinical documentation, how to implement a CDI program, and how to grow and refine an existing program.
Documentation for Health Records
This publication addresses health record documentation requirements and practices, issues related to paper and EHRs, and offer an applicable orientation and overview of healthcare documentation.
Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP®) Exam Preparation
Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) competencies are becoming more valued in healthcare professionals of all kinds, including health information management (HIM) professionals, nurses, and physicians. Test your knowledge of these concepts and prepare to sit for AHIMA's Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP®) examination with this guide, which includes two full exams comprised of 280 total questions.
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IMPROVING QUALITY METRICS AND PATIENT OUTCOMES THROUGH CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION IMPROVEMENT
February 21, 2017
Joellyn Horowitz, MD, CCS, CCDS, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/ PCS Trainer
Product Code: AUDL022117 | CEUs: 2
Clinical documentation is the linchpin to high-quality healthcare experiences. To excel in patient outcomes, facility performance, and physician quality metrics, your organization must have an understanding of how clinical documentation improvement (CDI) impacts these areas. This webinar reviews the pertinent concepts and how they relate to each other and reimbursement. The speaker illustrates the actual impact on quality metrics and patient outcomes through a detailed case study. If
quality metrics and patient outcomes to achieve better total performance in Value Based Purchasing, win more of the local market share, and improve compliance in coding and CDI practice, then this special session is for you.
List Price: $119 | Member Price: $99
ARE YOU CAPTURING ALL YOUR CCs/MCCs?
March 7, 2017
Kim Hardee, RHIT, and CCS
Product Code: AUDL030717 | CEUs: 2
Secondary diagnoses are the most commonly overlooked elements in a case review for both CDI and coding professionals. So what are the best methods to not only uncover these secondary diagnoses but also educate your staff to facilitate an improved documentation and coding program? This webinar discusses secondary diagnoses guidelines to uncover those “hidden” diagnoses, assess situations when CCs/MCCs may be overlooked, examine the significance of pathology reports, and research opportunities for quality documentation in your facility. Viewers will have the option to participate in examples of conflicting/nonconflicting documentation. At the conclusion of the program, participants will have key information for an improved documentation program and identification of coding and documentation educational needs to facilitate accurate and complete DRG assignment/severity of illness reflection.
List Price: $119 | Member Price: $99
FROM SEVERITY TO MORTALITY: EVOLUTION OF QUALITY INITIATIVES IN CDI
May 11, 2017
Deanne Wilk, BSN, RN, CCDS, CCS
Product Code: AUDL051117 | CEUs: 2
High-quality outcomes data is the key to reimbursement, and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) initiatives are designed to improve the quality of outcomes data. Yet CDI specialists often experience bottlenecks with the implementation of initiatives, especially when it comes to severity of the illness and the risk of mortality. This webinar explores how providers, quality managers, and CDI professionals see these initiatives differently, and how to apply this knowledge when developing and accomplishing data quality processes. The speaker discusses how metrics of the information need to be inclusive to organizational goals, rather than an extrinsic source. If you face challenges in establishing or implementing CDI initiatives at your facility, then you will benefit from this session on how to move past these common roadblocks.
List Price: $119 | Member Price: $99
UNDERSTANDING QUALITY MEASURES FOR CDI
July 6, 2017
Linda Renee Brown, RN, MA, CCDS, CCS, CDIP
Product Code: AUDL070617 | CEUs: 2
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) establishes quality initiatives to improve patient care and provide reimbursements for hospitals that adhere to the requirements. In order for facilities to benefit, clinical documentation specialists (CDSs) need to understand the guidelines and how to participate. This webinar increases the specialists’ understanding of CMS quality initiatives, including value-based purchasing, inpatient quality reporting, the hospital-acquired condition reduction program, and bundled payments for care improvement. Attendees can expect to gain a more complete understanding of CMS requirements to elevate patient experiences and identify reimbursement opportunities. Join us for a thorough review of quality initiatives and their impacts on your organization.
CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION IMPROVEMENT SPECIALISTS: THE WHY, THE WHERE, THE HOW, THE FUTURE
July 13, 2017
Clement Agha, MD, CCS, CDIP
Product Code: AUDL071317 | CEUs: 2
The HIM profession of today is not the one of 15 years ago. We have clinical documentation improvement (CDI) to thank for it. CDI continues to directly influence how we record patient information, making it one of the fastest-growing job sectors in HIM. This webinar looks at the lucrative and flexible career opportunities available in CDI, supported by a review of its history, inner workings, and requirements. Attendees gain an understanding of the true motivation behind documentation standards and integrity, as well as an exciting view into the future of health information. Secure your seat at this inspirational session.
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CDI BEST PRACTICES ACADEMY WEBINAR SERIES
Registration opens January 31, 2017.
Learn CDI best practices for both inpatient and outpatient settings at your own pace with AHIMA’s CDI Academy Self-Paced Webinar Series. This comprehensive series of 22 webinars utilizes real-life examples, exercises, and quizzes on specific clinical and coding topics designed to assist CDI professionals in implementing best practices at their organizations, and allows you to get up to speed on your own schedule, when it’s convenient for you. Whether you are new to CDI or an experienced CDI professional ready to take your program to the next level, the Academy offers unique content you can apply to your situation.
OUTPATIENT CDI ACADEMY WEBINAR SERIES
Registration opens January 31, 2017.
AHIMA’s Outpatient CDI Academy Webinar Series uses evidence-based information to provide a detailed analysis of CDI opportunities in the outpatient setting. The three comprehensive webinars in this series provide education on the benefits of outpatient CDI, the drivers of outpatient documentation, and the structural and operational goals for outpatient CDI. If you are looking to expand or develop an outpatient CDI program, this training will prepare you.
List Price: $399 | Member Price: $299
CDI, BODY SYSTEMS, AND DIAGNOSTIC CATEGORIES: A CRASH WEBINAR SERIES
Registration opens January 31, 2017.
CEUs: up to 29
Obtain the knowledge, skills, and tools needed for a successful career in CDI with AHIMA’S CDI, Body Systems, and Diagnostic Categories webinar series. This set of 21 webinars, which can be purchased individually or as a group, provides a comprehensive educational approach to CDI based on body systems and diagnostic categories. Using real world scenarios to deliver both the clinical and coding perspectives when reviewing healthcare documentation, each webinar covers clinical indicators, pathophysiology,
pharmacology, and coding guidance based upon a diagnostic category to allow a thorough overview of specific body systems. No matter the CDI professional’s background, this series will provide professional growth within the scope of CDI.
Webinar Series (all 21 webinars):
List Price: $1,495 |Member Price: $1,395
List Price: $119 | Member Price: $99
CODING AND PHYSICIAN SELF-DEFENSE: A LIVE PRESENTATION TO THE MEDICAL STAFF
William Haik, MD, FCCP, CDIP
Product Code: AUDA011216 | CEUs: 2
Calling all coding staff and physicians! This live presentation will discuss physician profiling, payment, and patient care issues related to documentation of the inpatient health record. Subsequently,
clinical examples will be presented and broken out by the components of a DRG. This helps physicians understand how improved documentation allows for the physician to realize their optimal performance profile and payment, and how the documentation process is enhanced by constructive communication with CDI personnel and the coding staff.
QUALITY MEASUREMENT: HIM’S CONNECTION TO VBPAND COMPLIANCE
Jeanne Babers, RHIA, CCS
Product Code: AUDA071416 | CEUs: 2
American policy-makers are focused on the triple aim of reducing healthcare costs, improving the patient experience, and improving the health outcomes of populations. In the future, hospitals will no longer be paid based on the volume of services provided. This is the concept behind value-based purchasing (“VBP”). Hospitals now must focus on both (a) coding for appropriate reimbursement; and (b) coding for accurate quality measurement. This requires providers to offer and document evidence-based, patient-centered treatment. In this webinar, all of these concepts are reviewed and explained in detail to show the connections between quality coding and quality outcomes.
ENCEPHALOPATHY: WHEN ALTERED MENTAL STATUS DOESN’T MAKE SENSE!
James P. Fee, MD, CCS, CCDS
Product Code: AUDA072616 | CEUs: 2
Get your head around altered mental states! This session will discuss the clinical differences between altered mental status, confusion, delirium, and encephalopathy. The audience will understand the pathophysiology and etiology of each clinical process and be able to identify common clinical indicators related to each process. Examples of cases illustrating the clinical application of the different types of encephalopathy will be presented. In addition, this webinar shows structured physician queries to help attendees communicate more effectively with physicians regarding documentation of complex clinical issues. Additionally, the presenter will discuss the correct coding of encephalopathy in ICD-10-CM.
LEADING YOUR CDI PROGRAM TO BECOME A STRATEGIC FORCE WITHIN YOUR ORGANIZATION
Karen DiMeglio, RN, MS, CPC, CCDS
Product Code: AUDA080416 | CEUs: 2
Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) programs are uniquely positioned to be a driving force behind improved quality metrics, recognition for high quality hospital care, and accurate reimbursement. But this takes a focused approach to be primed for success. This presentation will provide critical information and strategies for building a high-performance team, translating data into actionable reports, taking a multifaceted approach to communication, identifying initiatives for improving hospital metrics, and seeking opportunities for collaboration.
AN AUDITOR’S VIEWPOINT: AN INSIDE LOOK AT AUDIT PROCESSES AND STRATEGIES
William (Bill) Malm, ND, RN, CMAS, CRCR and Sharon Easterling, MHA, RHIA, CCS
Product Code: AUDA082316 | CEUs: 2
With the increasing amount of audits, accurate documentation is no longer just about clinical care quality. It is also key for organizations to alleviate audit risk. The more organizations understand audit requirements, the better prepared they will be to avoid denials and proactively prepare for audit appeals This presentation will include an auditor’s viewpoint in the processes, key players and trends related to audits, and the impact for healthcare providers in 2016. The presenter will explore the audit landscape by identifying different types of audits and sharing best practices for an effective audit program to ensure compliant documentation, reduce audit risk, and achieve revenue and margin integrity for overall strong financial performance.
CDI AND CODER COLLABORATION: MAXIMIZING DOCUMENTATION QUALITY AND REVENUES
Andy Tolep, CCS, CCDS, CPC, HIM
Product Code: AUDA092016 | CEUs: 2
As the result of the US healthcare system transition to ICD-10, it is critical for CDI specialists and coders to work collaboratively. ICD-10 is a new language for both providers and payers, and the two teams—CDI specialists and coders—will work most effectively by mastering ICD-10 documentation and coding rules together. Facilities that already have strong CDS-coder collaboration put themselves in a position to maximize clinical documentation quality and revenues in an ICD-10 environment. A thorough ICD-
10 education will empower CDI staff to educate providers to ensure clinical documentation quality and appropriate reimbursements. This webinar explores the unique benefits of this collaboration as the two teams move forward.
List Price: $119 | Member Price: $99<
CDI AND ICD-10 DOCUMENTATION TIPS
Gloryanne H. Bryant, BS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS
Product Code: AUDA051215 | CEUs: 2
ICD-10-CM is a new and better code set, and thus there are enhancements to learn and prepare for implementation. This webinar provides a look at the documentation specifics withinthe ICD-10-CM code set. In addition, AHIMA has prepared a new ICD-10 Documentation Tips resource, which will be reviewed with the audience. Learning the improved documentation terminology will be key to your success for both CDI and coding.
List Price: $145 | Member Price: $125
CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION IMPROVEMENT STEPPING BEYOND FEE FOR SERVICE
Gloryanne H. Bryant, BS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS
Product Code: AUDA022415 | CEUs: 2
CDI has traditionally been focusing on Fee for Service (FFS) payment methodology and patient population for program success. Capturing patient severity and acuity is critical to quality scores and outcomes measures. This webinar takes a look at other elements and systems like APR-DRGs and Risk Adjustment used to measure and consider for your CDI success.
CODING AND CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION IMPROVEMENT WITH A TECHNOLOGY BACKBONE
Katherine Lusk, MHSM, RHIA, and Launa Fackrell
Product Code: AUDA033115 | CEUs: 2
Here comes the technology! CDI specialists can dramatically enhance productivity by introducing technology to their CDI responsibilities. Using a multi-faceted and disciplined approach that includes leveraging data analytics, Natural Language Processing technology, electronic record optimization and EMR documentation guidelines, CDI Specialists can successfully impact physician documentation practices within the EHR in a staffing neutral environment.
EVOLVING AND ADAPTING: THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE CDI PROFESSIONAL
Melanie Endicott, MBA/HCM, RHIA, CHDA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA
Product Code: AUDA061615 | CEUs: 2
Over the past decade the CDI profession has changed immensely and the CDI professional must find ways to keep up with this ever-changing industry. No longer is CDI only focused on finding MCCs/CCs on Medicare patients in the acute care inpatient setting. It is moving into other areas of healthcare and focusing on all payers and patient types. This webinar focuses on the adaptive role of the CDI professional.
PHYSICIAN ENGAGEMENT FOR CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION IMPROVEMENT
Deanne Wilk, BSN, RN, CCDS, CCS, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Product Code: AUDA070915 | CEUs: 2
One area that has seen the biggest change in ICD-10-CM is coding injuries and the external cause codes. This session will provide a review of the many guidelines in chapter 19 and 20 of ICD-10-CM. The correct use of seventh characters will be stressed. Many examples will be presented and discussed for application of the guidelines. Cases will be presented in this webinar to challenge the participant to take a closer look at the documentation and use critical thinking skills to select the appropriate code.
THE PRE-BILL REVIEW: DIRECTING THE WHEELS OF CHANGE
James Fee, MD, CCS, CCDS
Product Code: AUDA072315 | CEUs: 2
In healthcare environments where resources are limited, quality-driven initiatives are both critical and overwhelming. The importance of a customized program requiring careful study of physician documentation is imperative for success. This webinar bridges the gap between an effective pre-bill process, quality measures and quality documentation.
THE TOP 20 ICD-10 DOCUMENTATION ISSUES THAT CAUSE DRG CHANGES
Donna Smith, RHIA
Product Code: AUDA030315 | CEUs: 2
When you know about existing issues, you can be more proactive in dealing with them. This presentation outlines the top 20 ICD-10 documentation issues that cause DRG changes. First, the reasons for MS-DRG changes will be outlined, including changes in coding guidelines, increased and decreased specificity of ICD-10, changes in diagnostic description meaning, changes in MCC/CC designators, and changes attributable to ICD-9 or ICD-10 coding errors. Next, the presentation will examine each of the top 20 documentation issues in detail, providing the cause and mitigation for the shift, and the resulting outcome.
USING CDI PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE QUALITY REPORTING
Helen Chrouro, RHIT, CHDA, CSS
Product Code: AUDA031915 | CEUs: 2
A key focus of clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs is to identify deficiencies in clinical documentation and develop methods to ensure the complete and accurate capture of a patient’s clinical encounter. Healthcare records that are inaccurate or incomplete will compromise clinical decision support, accurate reimbursement, and quality of care reporting. CDI programs have focused on improving the accuracy of coding and reimbursement. This webinar looks at the changing face of these programs and explains how to learn from the challenges and the successes.
List Price: $145 | Member Price: $125
AHIMA offers a number of resources to assist organizations, CDI professionals and those interested in a career in CDI.
HIM Body of Knowledge™ Online Library
Monthly Blog: Documentation Detective
Infographic: The CDI Journey
Practice Briefs and Toolkits Member only resource; join during July and save $30 on your membership
Now more than ever, a strong, highly respected clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program can make a difference in achieving the goals of RAC audits, ARRA/HITECH, and other important initiatives aimed at improving the quality of healthcare. In response to industry demand, the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) developed the CDIP credential.
Professionals earning the CDIP credential will:
AHIMA certification can also help to:
As technology changes the way documentation is captured through the use of EHRs, AHIMA is leading the effort to ensure it is still clear, concise, and compliant. AHIMA has extensive expertise in CDI guidance, knowledge of documentation requirements relative to compliant coding and billing, in addition to EHR functionality to support documentation capture.
At the heart of AHIMA’s mission and vision is documentation that supports quality health information. The CDIP certification confirms the commitment of AHIMA to globally improve and maintain quality information for those involved in healthcare as well as support the integrity of the patient’s health record.
Candidates who would like to sit for the CDIP exam must meet one of the eligibility requirements below:
Join AHIMA as we celebrate Clinical Documentation Improvement Month during July and enjoy discounts on select CDI products!
Special offers will be announced late June. Please check back then.