Series date: 
03/23/2023 - 1:00pm CDT to 12/31/2023 - 2:45pm CST

Course Director:

Veronica Hernandez MSN, MBA, RN, CCDS


Clinical Documentation Integrity Education is centered around key topics identified across Advocate Health as evident by 3rd party missed documentation clarification opportunities, CDI teammate assessments, and data trends on our KRA dashboard. We are committed to the growth of our CDI nurses and strive to obtain consistent communication across our teams through the utilization of Documentation Alignment Reference Cards (DARC) and evidenced best practices. As we present topics, the focus will include diagnoses, diagnostic criteria, treatment, ICD-10 CM code assignment, and query opportunities. AHA coding clinics and facility case studies are presented to demonstrate the impact of documentation on DRG, severity of illness, and risk of mortality.

This series is offered three times each year through Microsoft Teams and is meant for Advocate Aurora employees only.

Overall Objectives:

1. Identify diagnostic criteria and potential query opportunity associated with those diagnoses. 
2. Apply identified criteria to query construction.

Target Audience:  

This activity is designed for Nursing and other clinical documentation specialists/interested health care professionals.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Advocate Aurora Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Statement(s)

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) 
Advocate Aurora Health designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.        

Disclosure:​ None of the planners or presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.                                                              

Contact Information: 

Veronica Hernandez MSN, MBA, RN, CCDS; Advocate Aurora Health



Series location: 
Microsoft Teams
United States