Implementing a CDI Program in a Physician Practice

May 3, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT


1. Explain why a physician practice CDI program is warranted.
2. Consider the resources needed to create a physician practice CDI program.
3. Identify the steps to initiate a CDI program in a physician practice.
4. Recognize the benefits of a physician practice CDI

Speaker: Dr. Lisa L. Campbell, PhD, MPM, MHA, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, COC, CPC-I

Population Health Through Value-Guided Care

Population Health Management (PHM) programs are a strategic component of future state of health care organizations. The goal of PHM programs is to keep a patient population as healthy as possible and minimize the need for expensive hospital services such as emergency department visits, imaging tests, and other preventable procedures. The success of these programs is directly correlated to the successful transition from fee-for-service (by volume) models to fee-for-value (high quality + low resource use cost) models.

To do this, savvy health care systems will implement strong data analytics and population health management tools that will report both descriptive data (what was) and predictive data (a range of what is expected) to help optimize future information capture and clinical practices. Health care systems need to evolve to take advantage of the rapidly accelerating use of data analytics and develop improved health care quality practices at a greater value for their patients.

Speaker: Moshe Starkman

Show Me The Data: Data Analytics and Compliance

October 31, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Ever wonder how CMS or OIG selects you for an audit? Are you curious about where your risk areas may be? Determined to find process improvements but don’t know where to look? Join us as we take a look into how data analytics can help you explore potential risk areas in your organization.

Speaker: Sallie Bissette, RHIA, CHC

Outpatient CDI – You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

December 6, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

Outpatient clinical documentation improvement initiatives are gaining interest with providers as healthcare delivery models are transforming away from Fee-for-Service to Fee-for-Value and more third- party payers are incorporating some measure of risk adjustment through HCCs into the scheme of reimbursement. An effective outpatient CDI program embraces the vision, goals and objectives of improving the quality of clinical documentation that accurately reflects and reports the communication of actual care provided. Communication of patient care tells the true story of patient beginning in the physician’s office at every patient encounter, particularly considering the fact most of services performed in the hospital based setting are driven by documentation and physician orders generated in the physician’s office. Outpatient CDI is predicated upon enhancing and furthering clear, concise, consistent and complete documentation that answers and addresses the what, where, how, why, what for, what am I thinking, where, and what am I going to do when I get there conceptual thought process as an integral part of physician clinical judgment, medical decision making and analytical problem-solving skills. Simply put, outpatient CDI is not predicated upon strict diagnosis capture; instead it is predicated and founded on principles of best practice standards of clinical documentation supporting the communication of patient care extending from physician office encounter to physician order, service delivery, charging, coding, billing and the use of the diagnostic workup and treatment in the physician’s management of the patient.

By attending this webinar, attendees will learn first-hand common misconceptions and misunderstandings of what outpatient CDI represents and what constitutes the fundamentals of outpatient CDI goals and objectives, driving the development and implementation of meaningful programs that achieve meaningful sustainable improvement in real documentation beyond diagnosis capture. Material covered will outline, define and provide detailed direction on how best to organize, plan, develop, solicit administration and medical staff buy-in, roll out and measure success of an outpatient CDI program. This webinar will provide an encompassing roadmap to develop and implement an effective outpatient CDI program, closely aligning and integrating with the revenue cycle while facilitating alleviation of avoidable medical necessity denials and enhancing of patient satisfaction.

Speaker: Glenn Krauss, RHIA, BBA, CCS, CCS-P, CPUR, CCDS, C-CDI, PCS, FCS, C-CDAM

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CDI Prep Course (Online)

Clinical Documentation Improvement is essential for providers to be successful within fee for service and quality initiatives. Obtaining adequate training for professionals wanting to learn more, improve their knowledgebase or prepare for examination can be costly and difficult.

This is your opportunity to take control of what you how learn and how you learn. Choose the entire set of modules or focus on the module you need and “Put YOURSELF in the Driver’s Seat”!!!

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