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Product Spotlight: First, new, Advanced CDI Boot Camp takes place in Atlanta

CDI Strategies, September 11, 2014

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The Advanced CDI Boot Camp is designed for established clinical documentation departments and experienced CDI professionals who are ready to move to the “next level” of review opportunities in quality metrics, medical necessity determinations, and outpatient charts. The first session of this brand-new course takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, October 6-9, 2014. The Advanced CDI Boot Camp will help you:
  • Review health records beyond Medicare and expand your focus on all-payer review, including outpatient cases, and understand how this can positively affect hospital revenue
  • Reduce denials by identifying vulnerabilities in your coded data
  • Achieve accurate quality indicators and optimal reimbursement under Hospital Value-Based Purchasing
The Advanced CDI Boot Camp is the only training for CDI specialists that goes beyond teaching the CDI basics of reviewing principal and secondary diagnoses, and instead explores the relationship between those diagnoses, quality metrics, and reimbursement. Attendees walk away with a complete understanding of:
  • Medical necessity and ensuring that a patient’s principal diagnosis is associated with a condition that supports an admission to the hospital, lessening the chance of denials.
  • PEPPER data and areas of improvement and vulnerability based on data that payers and auditors evaluate. These include advanced metrics beyond case-mix index.
  • Patient safety indicators (PSIs) and other quality metrics. PSIs affect reimbursement under hospital value based purchasing (HVBP), especially complications. We’ll teach you how to handle the nuances of these complex reviews.
  • New payment systems. Attendees will learn about the outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS), Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs), and physician E/M, to understand areas of opportunity for CDI program expansion. Increase your physician involvement and buy-in to CDI by teaching your physicians these same concepts.
Click here to view the agenda or to learn more about the Advanced CDI Boot Camp.

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