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Compliant Documentation Management Program
Authors:
David Block, MD, PhD, ARM; Patrick Lovelace, RN, CCS
Contributors:
Gary Hullquist, MD; Melinda Tully, RN; Joanne Webb, RN; Kathy Fox, RN
Editors:
Richard M. Sobel, MD; Assistant Professor; Department of Emergency Medicine; Emory University
Mary R. Baroni, RN, BSN; Medical Editor; Challenger Corporation
Patrick Lovelace, RN, CCS
Publisher: CG
Allied Health - Medical Records, Coding & Reimbursement

Compliant Documentation Management Program (CDMP®) provides critical information regarding clinical documentation as it relates to the inpatient prospective payment system and compliance initiatives managed by the Office of the Inspector General. The program includes an overview of the ICD-9-CM coding system and Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) prospective payment classification system.
  • Comprehensive Content
  • Interactive Review and Testing
  • Navigation and Environment
  • Study At Your Own Pace
  • Anywhere Flexibility
  • Fast CME Fulfillment
  • Free Support
  • And Into The Future
Designed to Address Multiple Needs
In medicine the best tools are the most versatile and easiest to use. If you're one of the thousands of physicians seeking a quick and modern clinical reference resource and CME credit hours, wouldn't you like a tool to fulfill your needs? Look no further. Compliant Documentation Management Program (CDMP®), like all Challenger products, provides the resources and functionality you need in one, cost-effective, easy-to-use, go-anywhere package.

Your Clinical Content Comprehensive Resource
After completing this course, the clinician will be able to competently:

  • Differentiate between traditional clinical terminology and the terminology necessary to meet healthcare compliance and reimbursement requirements.
  • Understand and apply the specific wording to describe clinical conditions and procedures, and the relevant codes that pertain to these descriptions.
  • Comprehend and describe the effects of clinical complications and their description on reimbursement.
  • Document explicit and complete clinical information on both inpatient and outpatient medical records.
  • Describe the effects of the quality of physician charting on reimbursement.
Enhance your mastery of these subjects through challenging assessment quizzes and also earn up to 18.5 AMA Category 1 CME credits from The Emory University School of Medicine.

Practice, Review, Assess, and Score!
The Challenger learning methodology is elegantly designed to promote the highest level of retention possible. Questions are written by clinical experts to emulate clinical examination standards and to enhance knowledge of current best practices. Whether you are seeking to acquire continuing medical education credits, preparing for an examination or re-affirming your knowledge, our review and testing structure will help.

Our three step - Practice, Review, Assess - progression incorporates a proven educational regime called programmed learning. At the start of each topic chapter, three tabs are displayed. Each tab's content is formatted for a specific function and use. You can toggle from tab to tab as you wish, allowing for a more personalized flow of study.

The "Practice" tab - The test run. Answer each question in a section and receive pop up feedback and remediation. Limited tries keep the session honest. Correct and incorrect indicators appear next to your selected answers. All answers are revealed when all tries are exhausted.

The "Review" tab - The study guide. The Review section presents the questions in the order seen in the Practice section, but with all answers and remediation displayed. Once your review is finished, you may either re-enter the Practice section or proceed to the Assessment.

The "Assessment" - The scored test. One or more assessments will be available for each topic. Questions seen in the Practice view will display in random order. At the end of each assessment your responses are scored and a detailed breakdown displayed.

The scoring report indicates correct answers and incorrect answers given for each question. These scores, if the required score is met, can be sent to Challenger Corporation for fast CME certificate fulfillment.

Fast Navigation in an Interactive Environment
The Challenger Interactive Viewer (CIV) environment integrates all content and dynamic testing functionality in a clear, point-and-learn format. The review progression is designed to allow quick navigation while providing a step-by-step structure to enhance learning and retention. Read, view, absorb, and retain material at your own pace.

Unlike most clinical review software programs where navigation is hard to use or confusing, navigating through Challenger courses, sections, and topics is a breeze thanks to Challenger's Interactive Viewer (CIV). Quickly jump to your area of interest, topic to sub-topic, in a straightforward outline form.

Find what you need, fast. The CIV is graphically laid out to provide large, on-screen selections for fast, easy navigation. Entry into each content section opens the Interactive Viewer Window where content is displayed. Topics list neatly down one side. Want to switch topics? Just click the topic title in the list. Practice, Review and Assessment tabs line the top of the window for multiple content review options. To return to the main table of contents, simply close the window or select the central home button.

Study At Your Own Pace
Keep time requirements under your control. Save features capture your scores from wherever you are in the course. Work in one topic in the morning, then jump to something completely different in the afternoon. You're not locked into any enforced content order, remote schedule, or lecture circuit with Challenger products, so your valuable review time is used at your discretion.

Built-in Flexibility - Two Points of Access
Don't have time to drive or fly to that CME seminar? Have it come to you. When you purchase any Challenger program, you will receive a CD-ROM and an instructional help guide. You will also be automatically set up in our Challenger Online Learning Portal, so you can access your course material via the web from any computer with an Internet connection. Review, study and take assessments online just as if you were at home. This convenience is crucial, given time constraints shouldered by today's clinical professionals.

Quick and Easy CME Fulfillment - For FREE
Obtaining your CME certificates has never been easier. You can request CME credits any time upon completion of the course. Challenger provides multiple score submission options and simple-to-follow instructions. Just mail or fax your printed scores or submit them directly via your online Challenger account. Your scores and required evaluation form (provided) are processed promptly and at NO COST to you. Challenger works closely with our prestigious, institutional sponsors to maintain the most rewarding educational experience possible. For most of our courses, Challenger issues CME certificates on behalf of our sponsors directly from our office, speeding their delivery.

Free Technical Support - We're Always There
We'll be with you every step of the way. Should you need assistance, our technical support staff is on standby to assist you for FREE.

Into The Future - The Changing Face of Medicine
Challenger prides itself on staying up-to-date in all aspects of medicine. All courses are routinely peer-reviewed and updated. Should your program expire, upgrades are provided to Challenger clients at a fraction of standard retail cost. This way, as the face of medicine changes, our valued customers can cost-effectively keep their coursework and reference library current. Of course, the best value Challenger offer is the Challenger Lifetime Subscription - all products and upgrades for a one-time enrollment fee.

Course Highlights...

  • Covers key topics in compliant documentation management
  • 230 challenging Q&As
  • Category 1 CME Credit
  • 18.5 AMA credits available from The Emory University School of Medicine
  • Continuous review and update in conjunction with The Emory University School of Medicine
  • Patrick Lovelace, RN, CCS
  • Post-question remediation for instant feedback and better retention
  • Multiple score submission options and direct CME certificate fulfillment
  • Comprehensive review on your home or office computer - online as well
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Accreditation
Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Emory University School of Medicine and Challenger Corporation. The Emory University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Certification Statement: The Emory University School of Medicine designates this continuing medical education activity for 18.5 credit hours in Category 1 of the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Disclosure Policy: It is the intent of Emory University School of Medicine to assure that its educational mission, and continuing medical education activities in particular, should not be influenced by the special interests of individuals associated with its programs. Having an interest in or an affiliation with any corporate organization does not necessarily influence a faculty's presentation, but the relationship must be made known to the program audience in accordance with the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Disclosure of Proprietary Interests: According to CME guidelines, authors must disclose all associations with proprietary entities that may have a direct relationship to their subject of discussion. All authors of this program have signed disclosure forms indicating that they have no associations with proprietary entities related to their subjects of discussion.

Activity Dates:
Date of Original Release: January 3, 2001
Date of Last Review: January 2, 2004
Expiration Date: January 2, 2007

Target Audience: The Compliant Documentation Management Program® is intended for all physicians, both primary care providers and specialists, who require information on appropriate and explicit documentation as it relates to the inpatient prospective payment system and compliance initiatives mandated by the Office of the Inspector General.

Educational Objectives:
On completing this program, the medical practitioner will be able to:

  • Differentiate between the physician's clinical world with its familiar language and concepts and the worlds of health care compliance and reimbursement.
  • Describe the special requirements of language (the wording that describes clinical conditions and procedures, and the codes that apply to these descriptions) for the worlds of compliance and reimbursement.
  • Describe the effect of comorbidities and complications on reimbursement.
  • Document in medical charts, both inpatient and outpatient, explicit and complete information.
  • Describe the effect of physician charting on reimbursement.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and cognitive skills required to achieve objectives 1-5 by scoring at least 80% on all topics studied for CME credit.

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