COVID-19 Part 2: CDI & Coding Updates 2021

February 24, 2021

COVID-19 has been an unprecedented global pandemic. Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) specialists review these cases daily. New codes have been added/updated as of January 2021 and we have almost a years’ worth of data to learn from. We know our CDI specialists would appreciate updates regarding the pandemic, financial data and information about readmissions, coding updates and guidance, and potential CDI query opportunity that is displayed through educational content and genuine case studies. 

Target Audience

CDI specialists, CDI Managers and Directors, CDI Educators and Auditors, Medical Coders, Physicians, Physician Advisors, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Denials Management, Quality

Learning Objectives

1.    Recognize the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on healthcare and communities. 
2.    Describe the financial effects of COVID-19 on hospitals and how it has affected inpatient readmissions. 
3.    Analyze the ICD-10-CM COVID-19 coding updates and most current sequencing guidance. 
4.    Demonstrate proficiency in identifying potential CDI query opportunities when reviewing COVID cases. 
5.    Evaluate above information and apply this CDI knowledge via a case study.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/24/2021 - 11:00am CST
Event ends: 
02/24/2021 - 12:30pm CST
Live via webinar
United States

Relevant financial relationships: None of the planning committee/presenters have anything to disclose.

Planning committee members and presenters
Rachel Mack, RN, MSN, BA, CCDS, CDIP, CCS, CRC
Consulting Director, CDI

Aman Sabharwal, MD, MHA, CPHM
Senior Principal, Advisory Solutions

Angela Hunt, RN, MBA, CCDS
Associate Principal, Advisory Solutions

Dr. Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM
Associate Vice President, Clinical Resources

Linda Wiseman, RN, BSN, CCDS
Consulting Director, CDI

Jim Tamburini, BS, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CDIP
Consulting Director, CDI

Sheila Bowlds, RHIA, MBA, AHIMA Certified ICD-10 Trainer
Consulting Director, CDI
Vizient Inc.

Terry Golde, MBA, RN, CCDS
Consulting Director, CDI

Erica Braun, MS, BSN, RN, CCDS
Consulting Director, CDI

Designation Statement:

Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 1.50 General CE - Attendance
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