CDI (Clinical Documentation Improvement) and Quality Care Measures Boot Camp

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
October 9-11, 2017
Day 1:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Day 2:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Day 3:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Location And Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Location Name
Providenc Alaska Medical Center
Cancer Center 2281
State / Province
Zip / Postal Code
United States
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA)


C.E. Credit for Nursing - American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): 22.50
This educational activity for 22.5 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.
C.E. Credit for HIT - American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA): 22.00
This program has been approved for 22 CE credits for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
C.E. Credit for Physician - Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME): 22.50
HCPro is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. HCPro designates this educational activity for a maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Training Overview Description

An intensive three-day course designed for CDI (Clinical Documentation Improvement) departments/programs looking to move to the next level of CDI—not just diagnosis review and clarification, but how diagnoses impact hospital quality metrics and influence indirect revenues.

This class covers publically reported quality data and how code assignment affects quality metrics, including but not limited to the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program. Students will learn the why and how of reviewing complex cases involving Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) and hospital-acquired infections (HAI), and leave with measurable strategies for improving their hospital profiles and positively influencing their facility’s value-based incentive payments.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Define payment methodologies beyond Medicare’s inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS), including the Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC) system
- Describe the potential advantages and documentation opportunities of expanding CDI beyond MS-DRG review/optimization and CC/MCC capture
- Explain the impact of principal diagnosis assignment (i.e., diagnosis sequencing) on indirect revenue, including that affected by quality metrics and medical necessity denials
- Define the CDI specialist’s role in supporting medical necessity and working collaboratively with utilization review/case management
- Develop documentation strategies to enhance a hospital’s quality metrics without compromising data integrity congruent with official coding guidelines
- Describe how additional CDI responsibilities impact individual metrics, including staffing, productivity, and workflow
- Discuss how physician documentation impacts various quality metrics through coded data, compared to abstracted data and surveillance data
- Conduct reviews and/or develop appropriate review processes to ensure accurate reporting of Patient Safety Indicator (PSI) 90
- Develop strategies to leverage collaboration within the revenue cycle, including CDI, coding, infection control, quality, and case management (utilization review) to promote consistency in the reporting of metrics associated with Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) and other quality indicators

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Public Health Policy
Medical Economics
Health Reform/Health Insurance Marketplaces
Health Literacy
Health Information Technology
Advocacy / Health Policy
General Surgeon
Family Medicine Physician
Registered Nurse - CNS
Registered Nurse
Public Health Nurse
Nurse Educator
Nurse Administrator
Licensed Practical Nurse
Physician Assistant
Other Nurse Practitioner
Other Mid-Level Providers
NP - Women's Health
NP - Psychiatric
NP - Pediatric
NP - Family Practice
Office/Program Manager
Grant Writer / Manager
Finance Professional
Board of Directors
Medical Transcriptionist
Medical Records/Health Information Technican
Medical Biller/Coder
Health Informatics Technologist (HIT)
Obstetrics and Gynecologist
Other Physician
Othopedic Surgeon
Public Health Specialist

Registration Information

More information and registration is available at ASHNHA
Registration cost is $1200 for ASHNHA Members.
For more information contact Debbie Lowenthal at or call 907-586-1790