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CCDS Exam Prep Class (blr)

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 3:00 PM


CCDS Exam Prep ClassCourse 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

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