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CCDS Exam Prep Class (blr)

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Mon, Sep 28 08:00 AM 2020 - Tue, Sep 29 08:00 AM 2020
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Hyatt Place Atlanta/Buckhead , Atlanta,, GA, USA, 30305
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CCDS Exam Prep Class
Course Overview

The CCDS Exam Prep Class prepares you to take the CCDS exam and advance in your professional career. By equipping you with test-taking skills and CDI knowledge, the class will allow you to tackle the exam with confidence.

In two days, our instructors cover the main focus areas of the CCDS exam as outlined in the examination content outline (see the CCDS Exam Candidate Handbook):

  • Healthcare regulations, reimbursement, and documentation requirements related to the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS)

  • Anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology

  • Medical record documentation

  • Healthcare facility CDI program analysis

  • Communication skills

  • Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting

  • Professionalism, ethics, and compliance

  • Impact of reportable diagnoses on quality of care


Plus, our instructors cover real-world study strategies for adult learners.

If you’ve attempted to gain CCDS certification before, this class will break down the material covered in the exam to ensure you feel confident and competent when you next sit for it. The program also covers test-taking skills, which helps students who have mastery of the subject matter but do not excel in the stress of a test-taking situation.

You’ll also receive access to the CCDS Exam Study Guide online practice exam, allowing you to practice in a realistic scenario.

Course Overview 
The CCDS Exam Prep Class is an intense two-day course covering 10 modules that will prepare candidates to take the CCDS certification exam, plus a short introduction.

Attendees will also receive access to the CCDS Exam Study Guide practice exam.

 

Who should attend?

  • CDI specialists: RNs/MDs

  • CDI managers/directors

  • Case management directors/managers

  • HIM directors/coding managers

  • Revenue cycle directors

  • DRG coordinators

  • Physician advisors/champions

  • Quality improvement personnel


Outline/Agenda

Introduction: Examining the CCDS Exam 
Module 1: Healthcare Regulation and the IPPS 
Module 2: Medical Record Documentation 
Module 3: The Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting 
Module 4: Tutorial on DRG Expert 
Module 5: Anatomy/Physiology/Pharmacology 
Module 6: Communication, Physician Education, and Query 
Module 7: Professionalism, Ethics, and Compliance 
Module 8: Impact of Reportable Diagnoses on Quality Care Measures 
Module 9: CDI Program Analysis 
Module 10: The Exam Experience and Test-Taking Tips


CCDS Exam Prep Class

Learning Objectives

Introduction: Examining the CCDS Exam 
This introduction looks at the outline of the exam and the types of questions asked. It discusses recall, application, and analysis as well as the domains and objectives covered in the exam. 

Module 1: Healthcare Regulation and the IPPS 
Learning objectives:

Define the IPPS and the process by which it is updated and revised 
Demonstrate a knowledge of MS-DRGs 
Define and recognize a complication/comorbidity under the MS-DRG system 
Explain the impact of documentation on reimbursement through diagnosis and procedure code assignment 
Discuss the relationship between documentation, principal diagnosis selection, and medical necessity of setting 
Define case-mix index and its relevance to CDI programs


Module 2: Medical Record Documentation 
Learning objectives:

Explain what elements of the health record can be used for diagnosis and/or procedure code assignment 
Explain how the provider’s role in relation to the patient affects diagnosis code assignment 
Identify documentation that must be clarified for accurate code assignment 
Explain the types of physician queries (concurrent, retrospective, verbal) 
Demonstrate an understanding of different query formats (open-ended, multiple choice, yes/no) and their proper application 
Define the concept of clinical indicators 
Demonstrate the formation of a compliant query 
Demonstrate an understanding of current professional guidance related to querying 
Explain the proper mechanism to address diagnoses that appear to lack clinical support


Module 3: The Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting 
Learning objectives:

Explain when the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting are updated and where to obtain them 
Explain the role of AHA Coding Clinic® in code assignment 
Define and apply the principles of principal diagnosis selection 
Define and apply the principles of secondary diagnosis selection 
Define the basics of the present on admission indicator assignment and explain its impact on payment 
Explain how to assign a working DRG when multiple diagnoses are in play 
Identify conditions considered HACs by CMS


Module 4: Tutorial on DRG Expert 
Learning objectives:

Identify the main components of DRG Expert 
Discuss how to navigate DRG Expert


Module 5: Anatomy/Physiology/Pharmacology 
Learning objectives:

Demonstrate how to interpret medications as a clinical indicator to support query opportunities 
Identify diagnostic tests as possible clinical indicators to support query opportunities 
Identify and apply clinical indicators and query opportunities typically targeted by CDI professionals related to common medical conditions, such as: 
CVA 
Encephalopathy 
Seizures 
Respiratory failure 
Ventilation support 
Acute MI 
Heart failure 
Neoplasms 
Acute kidney injury 
Anemia 
Infectious disease 
Injuries 
Poisonings/adverse reactions 
HIV infections


Module 6: Communication, Physician Education, and Query 
Learning objectives:

Describe the traditional role of the clinical documentation specialist 
Define the role of a query in CDI/coding 
Demonstrate what constitutes a leading query 
Identify and discuss the resources that detail when and how to query based on professional industry standards 
Incorporate industry guidance in the construction of simple queries 
Identify situations in which verbal, personal communication with physicians is more favorable than written communication


Module 7: Professionalism, Ethics, and Compliance 
Learning objectives:

Maintain confidentiality of the medical record and of information relevant to CDI 
Identify initiatives that ensure DRG compliance 
Identify areas of potential DRG creep as identified by the OIG 
Explain the goals and objectives of a clinical documentation department beyond reimbursement 
Identify potential compliance risk as identified by PEPPER data


Module 8: Impact of Reportable Diagnoses on Quality Care Measures 
Learning objectives:

Demonstrate knowledge of the significance of documentation and code assignment upon the mortality index 
Demonstrate knowledge of mortality reviews and interpreting observed to expected ratios 
Define how quality data are acquired through record abstraction and claims data 
Explain the significance of these CMS quality metrics: 
Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program 
Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program 
Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program 
30-day mortality measures 
Analyze the financial impact of the Hospital Quality Reporting Program on an organization and the role of CDI regarding CMS quality initiatives 
Identify the components of PSI 90 and its impact on quality measures


Module 9: CDI Program Analysis 
Learning objectives:

Demonstrate the ability to analyze data and evaluate a CDI program’s trends: 
CDI productivity metrics 
Provider response rates 
Case-mix index 
Recognize the importance of the following CDI program performance metrics: 
CMI 
CC/MCC capture 
Severity of illness/risk of mortality 
Hospital value-based purchasing measures 
Patient Safety Indicators 
High-frequency DRGs 
Identify methods for measuring physician performance related to documentation 
Demonstrate an ability to track and trend data to measure individual physician performance over time
Demonstrate a working knowledge of PEPPER


Module 10: The Exam Experience and Test-Taking Tips 
This module discusses the experience of sitting for the exam and includes test-taking tips and strategies.

 

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