CDI

CDI Essential Skills Program

Leading to an ACDIS-Approved CDI Apprentice Certificate

$295.00

Developed by ACDIS, the premier provider of education for Clinical Documentation Improvement Professionals, the CDI Essential Skills Program is a certificate program comprised of foundational CDI education paired with a review of core compliance and ethical principles. Candidates who pass the final exam receive a certificate of completion and may designate themselves as an ACDIS-Approved CDI Apprentice.

CEUs: 9 AHIMA, 9 CCDS, 8.4 ANCC

CEUs:     9 AHIMA      N/A - AAPC
SKU: 927 Category:

The CDI Essential Skills Program is a certificate program comprised of foundational CDI education paired with a review of core compliance and ethical principles. Candidates who pass the final exam receive a certificate of completion and may designate themselves as an ACDIS-Approved CDI Apprentice.

The CDI Essential Skills Program includes:

  • Introduction to CDI: Core Concepts and Professional Skills
  • Understanding the DRG and IPPS Systems
  • Coding Essentials for the CDI Specialist
  • Conducting the Health Record Review
  • Introduction to Queries and the Query Process
  • Documentation Requirements for Sepsis
  • Documentation Requirements for CHF
  • Documentation Requirements for Respiratory Failure
  • Documentation Requirements for Malnutrition
  • ACDIS CDI Apprenticeship

You will have access to the CDI Essential Skills Program for 180 days from the date of purchase.

This online training has been designed as a pathway to future Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) designation. Candidates interested in obtaining the CCDS credential must fulfill prerequisites, including at least two years of experience in clinical documentation improvement.

Libman Education is an authorized reseller of the CDI Essential Skills program.

 

 

 

The CDI Essential Skills Program:

Introduction to CDI: Core Concepts and Professional Skills
Upon completion of this online activity, the participant should be able to:

• Define the role of the CDI specialist
• Discuss the characteristics of CDI specialists
• Discuss the importance of a CDI program
• Discuss coding and the importance of coding
• Define the key terminology used in CDI, including ICD-10-CM-PCS, MS-DRG, APR-DRG, principal diagnosis, secondary diagnoses, MCCs, CCs, severity of illness (SOI), and risk of mortality (ROM)

CEUs: AHIMA: 1; CCDS: 1; ANCC: 1.2

Understanding the DRG and IPPS Systems
Upon completion of this online activity, the participant should be able to:

• Explain how hospitals are reimbursed in the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS).
• Define the key terminology used with a DRG.
• Identify the basic components to assign an MS-DRG.
• Identify the basic components to assign an APR-DRG.
• Discuss the differences between the MS-DRG and APR-DRG systems.

CEUs: AHIMA: 1; CCDS: 1; ANCC: 0.9

Coding Essentials for the CDI Specialist
Upon completion of this online activity, the participant should be able to:

• Describe the International Classification of Diseases System (ICD)
• Differentiate between ICD Conventions and Instructions and the Official Coding Guidelines
• Apply the ICD Conventions and Instructions along with the Official Coding Guidelines to their clinical practice
• Describe the differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS

CEUs: AHIMA: 1; CCDS: 1; ANCC: 1.1

Conducting the Health Record Review
Upon completion of this online activity, the participant should be able to:

• Identify whose documentation can be used for coding a health record
• Discuss the difference in a concurrent review, follow up review, and a back-end review
• Describe how to prioritize concurrent health record reviews
• Demonstrate the steps to conduct a health record review

CEUs: AHIMA: 1; CCDS: 1; ANCC: 0.8

Introduction to Queries and the Query Process
Upon completion of this online activity, the participant should be able to:

• Demonstrate a familiarity with the AHIMA/ACDIS 2013 physician query practice brief
• Avoid issuing leading queries to the physician
• Determine the optimal time for leaving a query to the physician
• Create the proper format for a physician query, including multiple choice and yes/no options

CEUs: AHIMA: 1; CCDS: 1; ANCC: 0.7

Documentation Requirements for Sepsis
Upon completion of this online activity, the participant should be able to:

• Differentiate between SIRS and sepsis.
• Identify the clinical indicators for sepsis.
• Develop a compliant query for sepsis.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the American Hospital Association (AHA) coding guidelines for sepsis.

CEUs: AHIMA: 1; CCDS: 1; ANCC: 0.8

Documentation Requirements for CHF
Upon completion of this online activity, the participant should be able to:

• Differentiate between type and acuity of heart failure.
• Identify the clinical indicators for heart failure.
• Develop a compliant query for heart failure.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the American Hospital Association (AHA) coding guidelines for heart failure.

CEUs: AHIMA: 1; CCDS: 1; ANCC: 0.8

Documentation Requirements for Respiratory Failure
Upon completion of this online activity, the participant should be able to:

• Differentiate between types and acuity of respiratory failure.
• Identify the clinical indicators for respiratory failure.
• Develop a compliant query for respiratory failure.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the American Hospital Association (AHA) coding guidelines for respiratory failure.

CEUs: AHIMA: 1; CCDS: 1; ANCC: 1.1

Documentation Requirements for Malnutrition
Upon completion of this online activity, the participant should be able to:

• Differentiate between the types of malnutrition
• Identify the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy) and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) diagnostic characteristics for adult malnutrition
• Develop a compliant query for malnutrition
• Demonstrate an understanding of the American Hospital Association (AHA) coding guidelines for malnutrition

CEUs: AHIMA: 1; CCDS: 1; ANCC: 1.0

ACDIS CDI Apprenticeship

• Guidelines for Achieving a Compliant Query Practice
• Code of Ethics
• Position Paper: Defining the CDI Specialist’s Roles and Responsibilities
• White Paper: Cornerstone of CDI Success: Build a Strong Foundation

Karen Bridgeman, MSN, RN, CCDS, has been a Clinical Documentation Specialist for over nine years, and is currently the CDI Educator for the Medical University of South Carolina. In 2012, she developed and implemented the successful Pediatric CDI Program at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Children’s Hospital. She is a frequent contributor on pediatric subject matter for the ACDIS Journal as well as a presenter at the ACDIS National Conferences. She currently serves on ACDIS’s CCDS Certification Board.

Laurie L. Prescott RN, MSN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC, is the CDI education director with HCPro. Prescott serves as a full-time instructor for the CDI Boot Camp as well as a subject matter expert for the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS).

Prescott is a frequent speaker on HCPro/ACDIS webinars and author of The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist’s Complete Training Guide. She started her nursing career in 1985 as a graduate of the University of Vermont School of Nursing. Since that time she has worked at a variety of organizations, including academic, large, and small community hospitals. She has worked in a number of nursing roles, including as manager in the areas of medical/surgical, ICU, PACU, and endoscopy. Her experience also includes specialization as a compliance officer.

HCPro has confirmed that none of the faculty/presenters, planners, or contributors have any relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of this educational activity.

AHIMA This program has been approved for 9 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) HCPro is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 8.4 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.

Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) This program has been approved for 9 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS).

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