The CDI Competency Assessment is the perfect tool to self-assess your CDI educational needs, or to evaluate your staff to pinpoint areas where they will benefit from education. This 100-question, easy-to-use online assessment tool is divided into four sections:
As students work through the assessment, they are provided feedback on their level of proficiency for each topic. Use the “Reading Your Results” guide to identify areas of strength and areas for further study and review.
Laurie Prescott, MSN, RN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC,is the CDI education director at HCPro, an H3.Group brand, in Middleton, Massachusetts. She is an instructor for the CDI Boot Camps, a subject matter expert for ACDIS, a member of the CCDS exam board, and a member of the ACDIS Advisory Board. Prescott is a frequent speaker on webinars and the author of The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist’s Complete Training Guide and The Essential Guide to Supporting Quality Measures Through Documentation Improvement.
Allen Frady, RN, BSN, CCDS, CCS, CRC, is a CDI Educator at HCPro and ACDIS, where he teaches clinical documentation improvement and risk adjustment boot camps and serves as a subject matter expert for ACDIS. Frady is an accomplished consultant and educator with a background in coding and documentation. His experience includes 12 years as a coding consultant, two years as a coding director at a 700-bed academic medical center with a 200-bed children’s hospital, and six years as a CDI consultant. His nursing experience includes work as a case manager and in cardiovascular care in ICU and telemetry. His consulting experience includes auditing and contract work, didactic education, project coordination, and account management. He holds both the CCDS and CCS certifications. He is a frequent speaker at national and state CDI and HIM conferences.
Sharme Brodie, RN, CCDS,is a CDI education specialist for HCPro, where she serves as a full-time instructor for CDI Boot Camps and as a subject matter expert for ACDIS. She has more than 35 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, including multiple areas of nursing, serving in a variety of roles at both large academic and small community hospitals. Prior to joining HCPro, Brodie worked as a consultant providing program audits, implementation advice, and continuing education for CDI departments—including physician education—in various healthcare facilities across the country. She has been responsible for the successful implementation and oversight of a CDI department and the revitalization of a CDI department at a small community hospital. She is the co-author of The Essential Guide to Supporting Quality Care Measures Through Documentation Improvement, and a frequent contributors of articles for ACDIS’ CDI Journal and CDI Strategies. She has been a speaker at the national ACDIS conference and is a frequent guest host on ACDIS Radio."
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