Staying Engaged: ACDIS Presents Virtual Education & Community

Virtual - On-Demand

Main Conference Day 1

10:30 a.m. ET
Opening Remarks — ACDIS Podcast: Talking CDI

Join ACDIS director Brian Murphy, ACDIS Boot Camp instructor Laurie Prescott, and a special guest for an exclusive edition of the ACDIS Podcast: Talking CDI. We’ll cover the value of engagement, networking, and community in a time of quarantine. Murphy will also provide an overview of the virtual event and agenda.

11:00 a.m. ET
CDI Pertinent Coding Clinic Updates

Session attendees will learn the latest must-have advice to leverage the American Hospital Association’s Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS and coding fundamentals in daily record review practices.

12:00 p.m. ET
Lunch-n-Learn: Sponsor Lightning Round

Advancing the “Joy of Johns Hopkins Medicine’ Initiative with Innovative Approaches to Increase Provider Response Rate and Identify Provider Educational Opportunities Sponsored by: Artifact Health, Inc.

The Changing Face of Telemedicine Sponsored by: 3M Health Information Systems

New CDI Products and Tools to Increase Productivity and Outcomes Sponsored by: Chartwise Medical Systems

The Impact of COVID-19 on ACOs – What We Know So Far Sponsored by: Enjoin

Augmenting the Best Minds in Healthcare Sponsored by: Iodine Software

1:00 p.m. ET
Stop, Drop, and Roll! Managing Your CDI Programs’ Unexpected Fires

Session attendees will learn about the numerous problems and pitfalls that lie in wait for CDI team leads, managers, directors, or senior administrators, and obtain advice to be prepared for these eventualities and be ready to adeptly respond. Additional lessons learned from the COVID-19 outbreak.

2:00 p.m. ET
Networking Coffee Break
  • Coffee or tea? What’s your preference for an afternoon pick-me-up? Bonus points for sharing a photo of your favorite coffee cup or name + link to your favorite coffee/tea shop.
  • What “unexpected fires” has your CDI team had to weather either within the context of COVID or in general? Through the years ACDIS has checked-in with those working in CDI through natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Is there anything weathering these disasters has in common with COVID?
  • What’s on your plate work-wise? How has your workload changed since the COVID-19 outbreak? Did you organization experience a reduced census? What type of educational activities did you or your team do/have access to? When (if at all) did you see a spike in the census again?
3:00 p.m. ET
It’s Critical: Applying Critical Thought to CDI Practice

Session attendees will learn that despite technological tools, CDI staff’s best instrument is their critical thinking skills. Through the presentation attendees will obtain additional methods to further hone them to support record review efforts.

4:00 p.m. ET
Virtual Gala

Break out the tux or the black dress and dust off the pearls you’ve haven’t had a chance to wear in a while. Grab your favorite drink and join us online for a CDI networking event. Remember we are stronger together, and although we can’t be onsite with one another we can still benefit from networking together. You never know when sharing a word can lead to insight and long-term friendship, so join us.

  • What do you think makes a good leader? Did any of the award winners from this morning’s ceremony inspire you to branch out your practices? What qualities do you admire most in a manager? Bonus points for tagging colleagues you admire and sharing why.
  • You know the saying How do you eat an elephant—one bite at a time? What project or professional development goal did you have for 2020 that might have taken a back seat due to COVID-19 and what bites can you take to get back on track to meet those goals? What new opportunities have the changing and challenging times opened up for you?
  • What types of professional development do you wish you had access to on an ongoing basis? [Online learning? Webinars? virtual education platforms/programs? Books? in-person events?]
  • What’s been your family’s favorite comfort food to enjoy together? Bonus points for recipes/photos shared.
5:00 p.m. ET
Adjourn

Main Conference Day 2

10:30 a.m. ET
ACDIS Achievement Awards Virtual Ceremony

Learn about the innovative efforts that make these amazing CDI professionals’ achievements something to celebrate.

11:00 a.m. ET
Keynote: Getting Your Voice Heard

Learn valuable leadership lessons from a Bluepoint Master Facilitator and Leadership Coach. Participants will receive lessons on adopting a proven communication model that shares how to get others’ attention and how to make your message memorable. 

12:00 p.m. ET
Lunch-n-Learn: Sponsor Lightning Round

Rochester Regional Health SNF CDI Program Sponsored by: Medovent Solutions

AI Documentation Improvement for CDI, Coding and Quality Metrics Sponsored by: Nuance Communications

Truman Medical Centers: A Success Story Sponsored by: Optum360

Second Level Reviews: Two Heads are Better Than One Sponsored by: UASI

1:00 p.m. ET
Clinical Guidelines: Your Ace in the Hole

Even though we can’t be in Vegas right now, let’s have a little fun and education at the same time—Vegas style. Session attendees will learn how to up the ante by using diagnosis-specific clinical guidelines to decrease confusion among providers, CDI, and coders when the cards are stacked against you.

2:00 p.m. ET
Networking Coffee Break
  • What are the most common query opportunities you see at your facility?
  • What’s the most outrageous response to a query you’ve ever received? What is your biggest success story concerning provider engagement? What one thing do you wish physicians knew about you, your program, or their own documentation? What physician engagement efforts have worked for you/your facility? Have your physician engagement efforts changed in the virtual environment?
  • What one thing do you wish physicians knew about you, your program, or their own documentation? Bonus points for photos of the CDI team with their physician counterparts. Bonus points for supportive shout-outs for specific physicians who did a great job or has been a huge help to your CDI team
2:30 p.m. ET
Special Edition of the ACDIS Podcast: Talking CDI (exclusive to ACDIS Presents listeners)
3:00 p.m. ET
Living on the Edge: CDI for the Critically Ill and Injured Patient

Session attendees will learn how CDI can assist with documentation accuracy of quality metrics, mortality reviews, and charge capture through the trauma activation fee, with additional attention to COVID-19 related situations.

4:00 p.m. ET
Regulatory Committee Session: 2021 IPPS Proposed Rule and Advocacy

Learn what’s in the 2021 IPPS proposed rule that may impact your organization. Hear how you can make a difference through commenting to CMS (it’s not as hard as you think!)

5:00 p.m. ET
Adjourn

Main Conference Day 3

10:30 a.m. ET
Open Q&A Panel

Join the ACDIS Advisory Board for a live question and answer session focused on physician engagement, COVID-19, and general questions from the event community.

11:30 a.m. ET
Let’s Work from Home! Transitioning Your CDI Team from Onsite to Remote

During this combined session, attendees will explore how to transition from an onsite CDI program to a hybrid or fully remote CDI program. They’ll review important steps to consider including pros and cons of working remotely, policies and procedures, establishing a home office, communication, accountability, and program oversight.

12:30 p.m. ET
Lunch-n-Learn Networking: Handling a “Virtual” Life
  • Bonus points for sharing photos of your work-from-home station. Are you 100% remote? Will you go back to being hybrid? Will you or some of your team go back to the hospital or office?
    • If you’re a manager/director, what were some of the challenges of moving your team to remote? If you’re a CDI specialist, how did you find the transition to remote? Did you have any actual technical challenges? What do you miss most about being onsite?
  • How are you handling the work/life balance (kids at home, husband at home, housework)? Bonus points for sharing a photo of your work-from-home companions (children, pets, husbands, Jimmy Fallon style).
1:00 p.m. ET
CDI in the ED: Where Outpatient Meets Inpatient

Session attendees will learn how ED record reviews can support medical necessity for appropriate status determination, as well as depicting the patient at presentation, often when they are at their worst.

2:00 p.m. ET
CDI Educator and Audit Team: A Partnership for Actionable Education

Session attendees will learn how the CDI educator and CDI audit roles work together to identify educational opportunities. Attendees will also learn how to develop a concurrent secondary review process, including potential workflow challenges.

3:00 p.m. ET
Adjourn
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