The CCDS Exam Study Guide

 
9781601467201: The CCDS Exam Study Guide
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The CCDS Study Guide: Your Source for Comprehensive Test Training is the only resource for comprehensive preparation for the clinical documentation improvement specialist professional certification examination.

This study guide prepares candidates for the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) exam. It follows the content outline established by the advisory board that created the certification exam. Each chapter reviews clinical documentation improvement program principles and contains sample questions for self-testing.

Take a look at the Table of Contents:

    Chapter 1: IPPS Payment System
    • MS- DRGs Complication/comorbidities (CCs) and major CCs
    • Case mix index implications for CDI
    Chapter 2: Coding Guidelines and Coding Clinics
    • International Classification of Diseases
    • Code identification and sequencing
    • ICD-9-CM Official Coding Guidelines, compliance, and CDI
    Chapter 3: The Query Process
    • Retrospective/concurrent queries
    • AHIMA Physician Query Practice Brief
    • Leading/non-leading queries
    Chapter 4: Identification of Clinical Indicators
    • Query opportunities in Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC)
    • Test result interpretation for query opportunities
    • Common clinical documentation improvement scenarios
    Chapter 5: Program Metrics
    • Baseline statistics
    • Scope/goals of CDI program
    • Data mining/data tracking
    • Analysis of public quality data
    Chapter 6: RAC Preparedness
    • RAC target areas
    • CDI on the RAC prep team
    • Self-audits
    Appendices Determining the MS-DRG
  • Glossary
  • Core Measures

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About the Author:

Fran Jurcak, RN, MSN, CCDS, has worked as a nurse for more than 25 years including time spent as a nursing professor at University of Michigan. She is a manager with Wellspring Partners, a division of Huron Consulting, and is an active member of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS).

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