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Take First Steps to Building a CDI Program, Avoid Future Denials

Product Code: YPADA030818A

Quick Overview

Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) is just emerging in home health and hospice, and like so many changes in healthcare, it pays to stay ahead of the curve. Join home health coding expert Joan L. Usher to understand the important role that quality clinical documentation plays in improved patient outcomes.

Price: $249.00

Take First Steps to Building a CDI Program, Avoid Future Denials

Take First Steps to Building a CDI Program, Avoid Future Denials

Presented on: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018 
1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern 

Presented by: 
Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE 
President & CEO of JLU Health Record 

Level of Program: 
Basic, Intermediate 

CMS’ pre-claim review and value-based purchasing have brought clinical documentation improvement (CDI) to the doorstep of home health. Your agency will need detailed documentation processes to stay in compliance and avoid denials. 

With the focus from CMS on quality initiatives, star ratings, and value-based purchasing, your agency needs to concentrate on CDI and correct coding. Nowadays, agencies are striving to be cost-effective and quality-focused for integrated health networks and accountable care organizations. 

CDI is just emerging in home health and hospice, and like so many changes in healthcare, it pays to stay ahead of the curve. Join home health coding expert Joan L. Usher to understand the vital role that quality clinical documentation plays in improved patient outcomes. 

Join us for a comprehensive 90-minute webinar to: 

  • Understand how proper CDI helps you avoid attention from CMS, lets you provide better patient outcomes that are reflected in publicly reported data, and ultimately improves your agency’s star rating 
  • Learn how CDI allows you to improve your agency's productivity and efficiency 
  • Uncover the steps for creating a CDI program 
  • Recognize an effective query that meets regulatory standards 
  • Test your knowledge with examples demonstrating how quality documentation impacts outcomes 

Agenda 

  • Understand CDI in home health and hospice 
    • Why is it essential now? 
    • Brief history of CDI 
  • Learn the steps for creating a CDI program 
    • Best structure for your program 
    • Necessary qualifications 
    • Needed policies for program support 
  • Recognize an effective query that meets regulatory standards 
    • Guidance for query development 
    • Reviewing the record for clinical factors 
      • Diagnoses that may influence re-hospitalization 
    • Reviewing for common documentation deficiencies 
    • Test Your Knowledge examples demonstrating how quality documentation impacts outcomes 

Bonus Tool! 

  • Job Description - Clinical Documentation Specialist 

Who Should Listen? 

  • Home health agency quality managers 
  • Directors of nursing 
  • Administrators 
  • Clinicians (RNs/PTs) 
  • Compliance officers 
  • Coders 
  • CDI 
  • Clinical supervisors 
  • Administrators 

Your Expert Presenter 

Joan UsherJoan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM trainer, is the president of JLU Health Record Systems in Pembroke, Massachusetts. Usher is a nationally recognized expert in the field of ICD-10-CM coding and health information management. Her career began at a visiting nurse association, and she has been consulting for more than 30 years. Usher has been a certified OASIS specialist in the clinical realm for over nine years and is the author of The CDI Guide for Home Health & Hospice. She received the Distinguished Member Award from the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association in 2017. Joan is also a Board of Director for both the Home Care Alliance of MA and the Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of MA.

 

How the Webinar Works

  • Add this webinar to your shopping cart or call toll-free 1-855-CALL-DH1 (1-855-225-5341).
  • In advance of the webinar you will receive a toll free telephone number with dialing instructions and a link to download the course materials. Listen in and follow along live on the web or stream the training On Demand after the live date. Note: On Demand viewers are eligible for CEUs.
  • There is no limit to the number of staff from your office who can listen to the webinar live via speakerphone* or view On Demand. Access to the On Demand version and its accompanying materials is guaranteed for 90 days from the date of purchase.
  • When prompted, you will have an opportunity to ask your questions during the live webinar only.

Webinar system requirements and program materials:
To fully benefit from the webcast experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following: 

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended)
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.

CAN'T LISTEN LIVE?
No problem. The On-Demand version is now available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $249 value!

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