“New” Joint AHIMA Certification Exam Prep Workshop for CCS, CCA, CCS-P and CDIP: Leveraging Medical Coding and CDI
How to Take AHIMA Exams and Succeed!
35th Floor, NetPark, 5th Avenue,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig,
Metro Manila, Philippines 1634
Date and Time
22 April, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. ‒4:00 p.m.
6.5 CEUs for 6.5 hours of training
Register for the Workshop Bundle (includes Exam and Prep)
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The Certified Coding Associate (CCA®), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS®) and Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P®) are competency-based (knowledge and experience) credentials that validate the skills and knowledge of coding professionals and demonstrates mastery of CCA, CCS-P, and CCS responsibilities supporting business growth and quality healthcare.
The Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP®) is a competency-based (knowledge and experience) credential that validates the skills and knowledge of coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) professionals and demonstrates mastery of CDI responsibilities supporting business growth and quality health care.
Workshop Prep Description
This innovative one-day, hybrid workshop is designed to help participants pass the following AHIMA certification examinations: CCA® (for entry-level coders), CCS® (for experienced inpatient coders), CCS-P® (for experienced outpatient coders) and CDIP® (for clinical documentation improvement professionals).
Learn key facts about the CCA®, CCS®, CCS-P® and CDIP® credential
examinations: eligibility, passing rate, calculation of scaled passing
score, content, scored vs. pre-test questions and exam prep resources
Discuss practical guide for using the review books for certification examinationsBenefit from a review and application of ICD-10-CM/PCS coding guidelines
Administer practice exams containing sample questions from actual CCA®, CCS®, CCS-P® and CDIP® credential examinations
Provide answers to practice exams with rationale for correct and incorrect answers
Discuss secrets and myths for multiple choice format questions; test-taking strategies for US-based examinations
Summarize key aspects of US regulatory/compliance agencies and guidelines
Review select ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT-4 coding guidelines
Provide hands-on, practice inpatient and outpatient coding exercises
applicable to inpatient and outpatient CDI specialists with discussion
Elaborate on relationship between proper clinical documentation
improvement (CDI) practices, proper code assignment, Medicare Severity
Diagnoses Related Group (MS-DRG)/All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related
Group (APR-DRG) assignment and impact on revenue cycle
Review query process and use of clinical indicators for query generation
Who Should Attend
Inpatient and Outpatient Coders, Coding Managers, Nurses, Physicians, Health Information Management Directors, Revenue Cycle Specialists, Auditors and Hospital Administrators
Workshop Agenda (6.5 AHIMA CEUs)
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Key facts about the CCA®, CCS®, CCS-P® and CDIP® credential examinations- why are they so important for your career?
Practical guide for using the review books for certification examinations
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Administration of practice exams (samples) for CCA®, CCS®, CCS-P® and CDIP® credential examinations (each participant will take one practice exam
corresponding to desired credential)
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Discussion of answers to practice exams with rationale for correct and incorrect answers; secrets and myths for multiple choice format questions; test taking strategies for US-based examinations; identifying your gaps!
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Summary of key aspects of US regulatory/compliance agencies and guidelines
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Review of select ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT-4 coding guidelines
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Inpatient coding exercises (e.g., assignment of principal diagnosis, secondary diagnoses and present on admission indicators) and outpatient coding exercises (e.g., evaluation/management levels and modifiers) applicable to inpatient and outpatient CDI specialists
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Discussion of relationship between proper clinical documentation improvement (CDI) practices, proper code assignment, MS-DRG/APR-DRG assignment and impact on revenue cycle
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Physician, CDI Specialist and Coder workflow; review of query process and use of clinical indicators for query generation
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Final Practice Exam- Measure of Success
CDIP, CCA, AHIMA World Congress Faculty, CDI Training
Dr. Wilbur (Wil) Lo is a CDI content and curriculum expert. He serves as a physician CDI consultant to Jzanus, and a physician CDI advisor to ICDLogic. A published author, his article “Document Like This, Not That―CDI Insights from the Physician and CDI Specialist Perspective” was featured in the Journal of AHIMA. In additional, during 2017, he co-chaired the AHIMA CDI Summit Program Committee and served on the AHIMA CDI Task Force. A graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. Lo completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Allegheny University Hospitals, and is a postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University Medical School, all in the US.