“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!
  • Venue

    Map It
    SHEARWATER HEALTH
    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.

  • Credits

    6.5 CEUs for
    6.5 hours of training

Register for the Workshop Bundle
(includes Exam and Prep)

  • AHIMA Members

    0.00USD
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  • Non-Members

    0.00USD
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Exam:

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).

Workshop Objectives:

  • 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 of answers
  • 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

Trainer

  • Wilbur Lo
    MD, CDIP, CCA

Wilbur Lo, MD

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.