23 April 2016

Saturday 23 April 2016

7:00 am - 8:45 am


CDI Workshop:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

*Earn 13 HRS of AHIMA CEs for Biannual Requirements

*All participants will receive a FREE AHIMA membership for 1 year


Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Training for Physicians, Clinical Leaders and Managers

Ms. Deborah K. Green,
Executive Vice President/Chief Innovation,
Global Services Officer,
Dr. Wilbur Lo,
Consultant, Speaker & Trainer,

In conjunction with the C3Summit, a 2-day training program is being offered for physicians, leaders and managers in healthcare institutions to provide a foundation to clinical documentation principles and practices. Specific, complete and reliable documentation is critical to providing safe, quality care for individual patients and to supporting national initiatives for quality measurement and quality improvement.

This highly interactive program provides a comprehensive overview of CDI principles and practices and relies heavily on case studies to enable prompt practice application. The lead trainer for this workshop is Wilbur Lo, MD who is additionally credentialed by AHIMA as a Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP). Dr. Lo also consults with hospitals and clinics in the design and implementation of CDI programs. Dr. Lo will be assisted by Deborah Green, MBA, RHIA, Executive Vice President of AHIMA and an HIM and HIT professional.

The program is two days in length and has been approved for 13 hours of AHIMA Continuing Education Credits for individuals participating throughout the two days.

Quality clinical documentation contributes to:

  • Safer and higher quality care
  • Integrity of data and information prior to, during and after migration from paper to electronic records, more complete and specific clinical coding, which enables more accurate assignment to risk-adjusted classifications, such as DRGs
  • More accurate physician and healthcare institution profiling
  • More accurate reflection of severity of illness and support for intensity of service, and length of stay
  • More reliable information for business and clinical analytics
  • More trustworthy information to support research, best practices, quality initiatives, and improved health of populations

Agenda Overview:

General CDI Topics Documentation Factors by Body System or Clinical Practice Area
About the Training

Introduction to CDI

Quality Clinical Documentation

CDI Program Guidelines

Record Content and Formats

Electronic Record Migration

CDI and Technology Solutions







Blood, Lymphatic, Immune
Infectious & Parasitic Diseases




Behavioral Health



Surgical Procedures

Who Should Attend:

Physicians: Medical Staff Department Heads, Program Chiefs, Chief of Quality, Chief of Accreditation, Staff Physicians, others as determined appropriate by the Healthcare Institution

Non-Physicians: As appropriate, leaders and/or managers of Education, Quality, Accreditation, Utilization Management, Risk Management, Patient Safety, Medical or Clinical Audit, HIM/Medical Records, Coding, Bed Management, Case Management, Others as determined appropriate by the Healthcare Institution