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This sessionwill break down the key findings from the Change Healthcare 2020 Revenue Cycle Denial Index Report that summarizes national denial rates, root cause details, denial trends during the pandemic, avoidable vs un-avoidable denial types and more. Key strategies and areas of opportunity that providers can leverage to better prevent and manage denials for their organization will be discussed.
Participants will review key quality improvements processes, resident rights, gradual dose reduction and regulatory requirements for psychiatric medications. Real life challenges and solutions encountered when implementing the Public Health Emergency blanket waivers will be shared. Key quality improvement regulatory and compliance strategies addressing the new COVID-19 survey and CMS focus will be highlighted.
Building better habits during remote learning – This session will cover better study and learning tips for remote learning during this pandemic. It has been difficult for some students not being able to attend classes in person so I will incorporate some pointers to acclimate to remote learning.
This exam prep session is designed to assist you in the evaluation of your strengths and weaknesses in preparation for the RHIT/RHIA certification examination. It is our goal to assuage the fear of test taking and maximize your strengths developed through study, dedication, and determination.and complete.
This session will cover the best format for creating a resume that is “recruiter and electronic friendly”. Resume myths, misinformation and outdated advice will also be covered.and complete.
How do you manage to get it all done when everything feels equally important even in the Pandemic? This session will discuss making your plate look like there is hope as you capture, conquer and control the ever-running 24 hours on the clock.are committed to excelling at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and business. This presentation will detail how our members have led and will continue to lead the evolution of healthcare, while also ensuring health information remains accurate, accessible, protected, and complete.
Sessions include: 1) A Close Look at the IPPS Final Rule; 2) Exploring the OPPS and CPT updates for 2021; 3) HIM & IT: Developing Relationships, Advocating for Patients; 4) Panel Discussion: HIM Education; 5) Reconciling Part 2 and HIPAA: How to Protect Your SUD Patients’ Records-“The Cures Act”; 6) The Leadership Challenge: Getting People to Follow You; 7) TxHIMA Update; 8) Single Path Coding; 9) Virtual Care: The Next Frontier of Healthcare
The first big change in E/M coding for decades was made this year with the Office/Other Outpatient Visit codes. This session will highlight the new changes and give examples of how to help physicians/other providers improve their MDM documentation.
Join us as we review the recent journey leading a group of organizations through the process to identify areas of opportunity to improve the accuracy of their EMR data. The presentation will outline the entire process, beginning with the initial education needed for each organization to gain a better understanding of where and how data is collected, where it is stored, who uses it, how it is validated, and how the data is reported. The presenter continues through the selection of focus for the organizations, highlighting the work sessions conducted to help examine the process and analyze the root cause, concluding with a review of the specific outcomes, metrics, and lessons learned throughout the project.
A big change to health care delivery brought on by the pandemic is the use of telehealth. Many payors have different rules on how/under what circumstances telehealth is reportable and payable. This session will discuss the latest news in telehealth on a national basis and specific to Illinois.
HIPAA Privacy and the Cures Act Information Blocking rules are intersecting. Healthcare providers must not block information that should be available while protecting patient privacy by following the privacy rules. Hear and participate in an educational and interactive discussion that will include the latest information about these rules, industry trends and how organizations are operationalizing these changes.
A successful leader achieves positive results by being able to manage relationships. This leadership style is commonly called Relational Leadership. This presentation will focus on how successful leaders manage relationship with their team, employees, peer and bosses to achieve goals and positive results. The presenter will address key attributes such as communication, mentoring, coaching and developing staff. In addition, the presenter will discuss how to successfully work with peers, bosses and teams to be an effective leader within any organization.
What will it take to be prepared for the next big transition in coding – to ICD-11? Coders will all have to become auditors then, so in a nutshell, a higher level of critical thinking and technological expertise will be required on top of an extensive knowledge base in medicine and the classification. This presentation will highlight some key elements needed to transform your career from coding to auditing and tips on how to accomplish that now!
The intent of this session is to provide an overview on the current state of Patient Matching from a national perspective. Attendees will gain understanding of the importance of accurate patient matching, the current national efforts and potential challenges regarding implementation of a UPI and how to utilize core strategies to minimize master patient index (MPI) errors.
– Provides insight into the behavior and attitudes of managers and the workers allowing each to better understand the dynamics of the workplace.; – Managers learn to deal with each individual by understanding the diverse ways of seeing the world that he/she brings to the workplace.; – Managers learn to provide opportunities for each worker to succeed by providing support and encouragement regularly.; – Managers learn to create a positive atmosphere by bringing an attitude of acceptance and respect to the diversity of the workforce.
This session will cover practical strategies for helping physicians, coders and clinical documentation specialists become accustomed the new Evaluation and Management (E/M) guidelines for office visits and Hierarchal Condition Category (HCC) concepts. Ways to successfully and compliantly operationalize these updates within your provider organization will also be discussed.
This presentation will provide specific examples of how HIM professionals can help HHS achieve the Healthy People 2030 goals, by improving the quality of data that is captured for all people seeking healthcare in the United States.
Attendees will explore operational challenges and opportunities associated with collecting, managing and exchanging social determinants of health data. The audience will discover ways the health information professional can work to institute and encourage strong data governance principles for robust clinical decision-making and to improve health outcomes.
Listen to a journey of how one pediatric facility addressed the challenge of supporting their patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or gender non-conforming. Speaker will share the catalyst for the formation of the Gender Diversity Force, the guiding principles of the task force, selection of task force members, and lessons learned.of the Universal Definition used to classify them? We will discover all that PLUS the nomenclature and criteria used to diagnose ischemic heart disease. How does that correlate with the ICD-10-CM classification in Chapter 9? We'll also take a peek into the future at a proposed new code in the classification to differentiate between infarction and ischemic injury. How does this impact clinical documentation and the query practice?
Would you like to learn the pathogenesis of acute myocardial infarctions, the cardiac anatomy involved, and the evolution of the Universal Definition used to classify them? We will discover all that PLUS the nomenclature and criteria used to diagnose ischemic heart disease. How does that correlate with the ICD-10-CM classification in Chapter 9? We'll also take a peek into the future at a proposed new code in the classification to differentiate between infarction and ischemic injury. How does this impact clinical documentation and the query practice?
Denials are on the rise in healthcare. Nine percent (9%) of hospital claims are initially denied at a cost of over $262 billion. Ninety percent (90%) of those claims are preventable yet facilities don't take the time to respond or have the insight to do so. This presentation is very timely and will share with the participants the following: how to manage the denials; understand the denial volumes; get to the root cause(s); how to write successful appeal letters; and how measure successes.
– Managers and workers learn strategies to deal with the constant pressure of the work itself: satisfying the income needs of the healthcare organization while at the same time adhering to the letter of the law for each procedure. Keeping stress levels as low as possible is important for worker productivity. ; – Happy workers make a happy workplace which makes for a productive workplace. Comraderie and compassion among workers makes them look forward to coming to work and doing their best. – Managers and workers understand that working as a team, supporting one another's efforts, keeps engagement high. – Managers and workers learn that understanding their own ups and downs helps to understand the ups and downs of others.
Health Information professionals have encountered many new challenges since the onset of COVID-19 including how patient care is delivered and documented during a pandemic response. Attendees will explore various health information lessons learned, rapid change in workflows, and considerations for the post-pandemic environment.
The session will cover ICD-10-PCS guidelines related to coding spinal fusions, provide an overview of spinal anatomy, and required procedure documentation. It will also provide the audience with a step-by-step approach that can be used to understand the elements needed to assign PCS codes for spinal fusion procedures. Case studies are included.
Attendees will obtain specific information regarding clinical indicators, treatment and optimizing query process based on medical record review. Some clinical indicators include acute blood loss anemia, respiratory failure, chronic kidney disease, and heart failure.
AHIMA is the leading voice of health information because our credentialed professionals are committed to excelling at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and business. This presentation will detail how our members have led and will continue to lead the evolution of healthcare, while also ensuring health information remains accurate, accessible, protected, and complete.
In this session we will explore the fundamental components of a strong a bundled payment model and provide insight into the questions “where do I start?” and “is my organization following the best forward towards value-based reimbursements?
This presentation will review the 2021 CMS E/M coding updates, discuss their impact on coding, billing, provider education and documentation, and invite/anticipate questions from coders and other professionals involved in the revenue cycle, both new and experienced. Outcomes from this presentation include the attendees' ability to differentiate between the 2021 E/M coding guidelines and the 1995/1997 E/M coding guidelines for Office or Other Outpatient Services, focusing on medical decision making and time.
This session will explore how medically coded data, both accurate and inaccurate, can impact federal and private agencies, healthcare providers, and the individual patient. This session will review the importance and impact of coding beyond reimbursement.
This timely presentation delivers an update and overview of the most important healthcare privacy and security rules, guidance and regulatory changes, including but not limited to, HIPAA’s NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rule Making), 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA synchronization and the 21st Century Cures Act; ONC (Office of the National Coordinator of Healthcare IT) and CMS Interoperability and Information Blocking rules which healthcare IT developers, providers and payers are all struggling to understand.
Whether performing in a production-driven role or simply needing more time to get everything done, this session will provide practical tips for reducing wasted time and improving productivity. Utilizing information governance concepts, the speaker will focus on ways to streamline processes and activities using best-demonstrated practices that will result in increased productivity and more accurate, timely results.
A discussion on various factors in Telemedicine billing. Will highlight rules for Medicare, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Kansas Medicaid for Hospitals, Clinics and Rural Health Clinics. Come join the fun.
This session will address what are Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and their relationship to patient health outcomes and costs. The need to collect SDOH information to better assess patient risks and outcomes will also be discussed. The current state of ICD-10-CM coding and documentation for SDOH will be addressed as well as other efforts underway to improve standardized definitions, documentation and coding of SDOH. Steps to improve the capture of SDOH documentation and codes will be provided.
This session will cover the frequently asked questions on COVID-19 ICD-10-CM coding, including new codes and updated guidelines effective January 2021. In addition, the session will cover current ICD-10-PCS codes for common treatments for COVID-19.
EKGs – Jump Start Your Heart! This session will introduce the electrical pathways that stimulate the heart, causing it to beat. We will examine actual EKG recordings to identify both regular heart rhythms and arrhythmias, their etiologies, effects and treatments/outcomes. Similarities and differences in cardiac events in men vs. women will also be discussed.
This session will address trending issues in third party payor DRG validation reviews. In particular, this session will cover strategies for establishing a consistent process with respect to responding to DRG validation reviews, reviewing adverse findings letters, and legal and contractual issues to consider in DRG validations. Procedural rights and responsibilities of the provider and payor will be reviewed with discussion of strategies to enforce those rights in the appeal process. Specific DRG validation trends will be identified.
Audience members can identify skills gaps to make them more employable. Hiring managers can identify what skill-sets other companies require for similar jobs. Students will be able to evaluate the impact different HIM programs may have on their career. Educational institutions can continually reevaluate and revise curriculums to meet workforce needs.
This presentation will review how viruses replicate and it will unpack how to interpret the different names for COVID-19. Transmission, prevention, and symptoms associated with COVID-19 will be addressed along with what you should do if you become infected. Finally, self-care strategies will be explored to promote psychological and physical well-being during this difficult season.
Attendees will examine various components to AHIMA's 2020 white paper on a realistic approach to achieving a low duplicate record error rate. The presentation will highlight areas for exploration to identify and recognize variability in databases, duplicate error and creation rate calculations, workforce factors and types of patient matching algorithms which all play an important role in achieving a low duplicate record error rate. Discussion will be held on how the organizational goal checklist can be tailored to fit an organization's particular need.
Sessions include: 1) The Secret to Making Data Accuracy Fun; 2) Sequencing in Coding: Which comes first?; 3) Telehealth and Telework are Here to Stay – How to harden your security defenses in a post-COVID world and 4) Training the New Generation of Leaders
Sessions include: 1) COVID-19 Lessons Learned; 2) KHIMA Legal Manual and Healthcare Regulatory Updates; 3) Building our Health Information Community: 2021 AHIMA Report to the CSAs; and 4) The Saga Continues . . . Let's Talk SEPSIS!
HIPAA has long meant job security for everyone in HIM, right? 2021 will not disappoint, and is on track to keep you all busy! This session will provide an overview of the recently proposed changes to HIPAA, with an emphasis on the impact to the HIM department. The fast-paced program will also focus on other recent regulatory and enforcement actions that impact the worlds of HIM and data privacy and security.
Join us on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 for a discussion on the role of the Student Representative on the NHIMA Board. Mindi Benis RHIA, CCS, Past-President, and Elizabeth Morgenroth, RHIA, CPC, Student Representative, will discuss the student representative role including plans for the Student Facebook page.
After many years of requiring lots of documentation to support billing, CMS has, at long last, released documentation guidelines that are simpler and primarily determined by medical decision making. Adopted by the AMA CPT, this presentation will describe key changes to office/outpatient evaluation and management codes and documentation requirements, and will attempt to proactively answer some frequently asked questions.
Featuring: 1) COVID-19: Catch it, Code it; 2) HAHIMA District IX Business Meeting; 3) Cracking the Interventional Radiology Code: Mastering IR Coding Basics; 4) The New Normal: Working from Home; 5) 2021 E/M Level Updates; and 6) Moving from Denials Management to Denials Prevention
Join us for this on demand webinar, Addressing Person-Related Characteristics that Hinder Progression, with Theresa Jones EdS., EdMS., RHIA.
This session will explain which devices are the most vulnerable and why? What is the current information regarding legislation and initiatives, effective procedures and technical mitigations related to medical device vulnerabilities. How can Governance improve departmental collaboration and reduce the HDO’s risk exposure? What are the leading health systems doing to combat this threat?
Featuring: The New Normal Information Blocking- Are you ready for April 5? And what’s next? The Evolving World of Release of Information: A Review of How Privacy Protection is Changing as the Push for Interoperability Increases Release of Information Panel Session – Q&A
Understand common denial rationale
Recognize when to appeal with clinical criteria, coding criteria, or both
Discover successful strategies to compose winning appeals when the acute respiratory failure diagnosis is denied, even though you got it right
Understand the coding rules concerning BMI, obesity, and morbid obesity
Learn who to involve on the front end, and how to do it, to make your medical record as “bullet proof” as possible
Discover successful strategies to compose winning appeals when the BMI and associated diagnosis are denied, even though you got it right.
How do you explain when all the money invested in CDI, Physician Advisors, Coding, Billing, Case Managers doesn't show a real improvement in denials, appeals and write offs? Many programs and tools being offered to hospitals today either fail to deliver as promised or fail to deliver solutions that work for very long. At least part of the reason for this has to do with what is expected of them, even before they are purchased and implemented.
Sessions include: 1) New Proposed HIPAA Privacy Regulations – What do I need to know?; 2) APIs – What are they? How do they impact ROI?; 3)Apps are Rapidly Transforming Access to Health Information; 4) Release of Information Panel Session – Q&A; and 5) and Virtual Exhibitors – MMRA/Cardone and Verisma
Healthcare organizations are obviously under external requirements and scrutiny regarding the security of PHI, but those requirements only apply to PHI and are about protecting the respective individuals and not your organization.
Discussion regarding the challenges facing Telemedicine Revenue Cycle Management such as the CMS regulations governing the structure and reimbursement of telemedicine visits and challenges for coding and clinical documentation.
Featuring: Strategies for Physician Engagement, Affordable Care Act and Transgender, CHIMA Updates Business Meetings, 2021 E/M Updates Communication for the Health Care Professional, and Where Risk and Quality Meet: An intersection Worth Navigating or Painting by Numbers: How to Create A Masterpiece
The ability to manage and interpret accurate data is essential for healthcare organizations. Making sense of data is a common challenge faced in health information. Summarized reports are usually produced but they may not be easy to read and/or understand. This webinar introduces how health information professionals can utilize Microsoft Excel Pivot Table functions to convert data into meaningful tables that effectively display the information needed.
MdHIMA's March 2021 Quarterly Meeting features: 1) How to Stop Mid-Revenue Cycle Leakage; 2) Proactive & Reactive: How a Large National Health System Relied on Mobile Technology Before the Pandemic to Streamline and Simplify Query Workflow; 3) MDHIMA Quarterly Business Meeting; 4) Utilization and Interpretation of Interactive Audit Management Dashboards, Detailed Scorecards and Benchmark Metrics; 5) Leveraging Computer-Assisted Coding for CDI, Coding & Quality; 6) Best Practices When Implementing Computer-Assisted Coding; 7) AI and CAPD: An Overview of the Technology and Proposed Benefits
This 2-part webinar series emphasizes the basics of data analytics beginning with articulating a business problem, understanding the data needed to solve that problem, and exploring the techniques needed to clearly communicate the results of an analysis.
Sessions include: 1) Overview of the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule; 2) Balancing EHR Hosting Futures: Cloud vs. Vendor vs. Onsite and 3) Student-Focused Presentation: The Importance of Cancer Registries
Malnutrition remains a target for both clinical and coding validation. This webinar will present current coding guidelines and clinical indicators for malnutrition. The difference between coding and clinical denials for malnutrition will be explained as well as the different appeal strategies. This webinar also covers coding and clinical validation considerations and appeal strategies for congestive heart failure denials.
Strategic thinking is essential in a rapid change environment and critical in leading a remote workforce. This presentation will discuss the challenges and successes of implementing new mission driven processes that support State and Organizational requirements amidst rapid change.
Please plan on joining the InSPN board and your peers for our first quarterly meeting of 2021. The meeting will be held on March 4th from 9:30am to 12:00pm. Due to social distancing requirements and the desire to keep our members safe, we will be conducting this quarterly meeting virtually. The keynote discussion will be a lively panel discussion regarding Privacy and Security Ramifications of Recent MD Anderson Court Decision. Following the panel discussion, the subcommittees leaders for Privacy, Legal and Security will provide timely updates.
This Coding Educational Session is focusing on providing information regarding Covid-19 evolving coding guidelines. The session will walk through the history of coding guidelines, review AHIMA/AHA FAQ's issued, and specifically review coding of Covid-19 and Sepsis, Covid-19 and Syndrome (sequela) conditions along with exposure/screening and other examples.
Presenters at this session will discuss spinal fusion coding, which continues to be an area that many struggle with due to the complexity of coding these procedures and their confusing documentation. An understanding of spinal anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and surgical descriptions included in operative reports is required to achieve correct coding assignment for spinal fusions. We will review both ICD-10-PCS and CPT spinal fusion codes.
Most hospitals and health systems have invested in Clinical Documentation Improvement Programs in the inpatient setting, now migrating to the outpatient arena. Most recently the professional associations representing the CDI profession have elected to change the name from Clinical Documentation Improvement to Clinical Documentation Integrity. With the name change to Clinical Documentation Integrity, current CDI processes must adapt to actually make headway in achieving real measurable meaningful sustainable integrity in physician documentation that supports both quality of care as well as hospital optimal net patient revenue with preservation. The word “Integrity” in CDI requires CDI to recognize the medical record as a Communication Tool versus a Reimbursement Tool.
This presentation will offer the latest on changes to HIPAA, Information Blocking / Interoperability and Patient Access and how they impact HIM. Also looking at the myriads of privacy and security laws that require compliance and implementation.
This offer is only available to GHIMA members purchasing our 2020-21 GHIMA Education Bundle. This fee covers a minimum of 12 CEUs and may include up to 15 CEUs to be offered at no additional charge for the 2020-21 year spanning from November 2020 through June 2021.
Learning objectives include: 1) Understand common denial rationale; 2) Recognize the differences between coding and clinical denials for AKI/ATN and pneumonia and 3) Discover successful strategies to compose winning appeals when the AKI/ATN or pneumonia diagnosis is denied, even though you got it right.
Objectives include: 1) Review best practices related to telehealth coding; 2) Identify documentation requirements for use of the telehealth codes; 3) Review of 2021 E/M Coding Changes & Medicare Telemedicine Updates, and 4) Review best practices for auditing and monitoring telemedicine coding and documentation.
Increasing interest in outpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs is pervasive throughout the health care community as more and more facilities jump on the bandwagon. With this increasing interest, there is a critical need to insure programs are created, developed and implemented for the right reason, goals, objectives and visions.
Interest in outpatient (OP) clinical documentation integrity (CDI) programs is multiplying as more and more hospital services are moving to the outpatient setting (ED, Observation, OP Surgery, etc.) and healthcare reimbursement models are transitioning to value-based methodologies. In addition, the term ‘outpatient’ CDI often includes the Physician Office setting.
MRO’s experts Rita Bowen and Angela Rose analyze the Information Blocking rule with a focus on HIPAA. Attendees will be immersed in a discussion around critical aspects of the rule and explore ways to operationalize its requirements to achieve compliance. Furthermore, they will walk away with tips and strategies to take back to their organizations to guide planning efforts for success.
This webinar will offer information on the goal of population health, data sources that can be leveraged, analytical methods to support evaluation, and the role of HIM with these initiatives. At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will have a better understanding on how they can use data to effectively support population health efforts.
At all levels of health care leadership and practice, people who are trained in key Lean principles are better prepared to help transform their practices during a time of crisis when agility and optimization are mission critical.
With medical decision making (MDM) as the key element for the new E/M services guidelines, documenting the medical necessity is more important than ever. This session will walk through the key revisions to the E/M guidelines and discuss ways in which basic documentation principles will ensure that the medical record documentation paints a complete picture of the services rendered, and support the medical necessity of code selection for each level.
Pondurance a leading Managed Security Provider will present on what InSPN members need to know and do regarding the Solarwinds Orion Compromise. This is a hot topic meeting and is being delivered in addition to InSPN's normally scheduled quarterly meetings. Please join us virtually to learn how this supply chain attack is affecting so many organizations.
Session topics include: 1) It’s Not Just About HIPAA Anymore; Hot Topics and Current Trends; 2) Federal Court Rulings and OCR Fines – Tips on Supporting Patient Right of Access; 3) Electronic Documentation Templates – Year-Round Reviews and Revisions to Comply with Coding Guideline Updates and 4) The Symbolic Relationship Between HIM and Health Informatics
This webinar will utilize a real case study at a two-hospital health care system to showcase and outline the steps and processes necessary to insure the development, planning and rollout of an organized, well-planned outpatient CDI program that creates a vision of inspiration for physicians to become willing participants in the programs.
This presentation will: Provide and explain the CPT E/M office or other outpatient service revisions and when those changes will take effect Identify why CPT E/M revisions are needed and the benefits provided Describe how the foundational changes will impact your work
The January 1, 2021 evaluation and management (E/M) guideline modifications are the biggest changes to E/M coding in many years. Join us as we review the updates with focused education on the medical decision-making table and cover the new time elements for leveling E/M services for new and established patients.
During this presentation the importance of the connection between health information management and the business office working together to assure compliance with billing rules and regulations will be discussed.
Increasing interest in outpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs is pervasive throughout the health care community as more and more facilities jump on the bandwagon. With this increasing interest, there is a critical need to insure programs are created, developed and implemented for the right reason, goals, objectives and visions. A
Topics include: 1) Covid-19 Virus: Myths & Truths; 2) 21st Century Cures Act: Information Blocking & HIPAA; 3) Record Organization and Document Delivery; 4) Telehealth Auditing; and 5) Major Changes for Physician OP E&M Services in January 2021! What is the impact?
The CPT 2021 Update meeting is focused on providing information regarding current issues influencing our profession and workplace. The session will review the Evaluation and Management and overall CPT changes for 2021.We encourage you to attend for a unique learning experience!
Join Regina as she highlights the code changes for both ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS effective October 1st, 2020. With 490 code additions just for ICD-10-CM, there are a lot of changes for coders, CDI professionals, and those working in the revenue cycle, to be aware of.
CDI professionals who wish to advance their knowledge and skill sets in defining documentation integrity, working with physicians as true colleagues and partners in achieving clinical documentation excellence, helping physicians work smarter not harder by becoming proficient in effective methodologies of charting in the record by applying principles of E & M documentation, will want to make it a point to register for this webinar.
Collecting meaningful data in electronic health record (EHR) systems is crucial to treating the whole person. Join us for a discussion on data elements being collected in our registration and EHR systems to identify and manage data related to sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI).
Topics include: 1)HIM to Diversity & Inclusion; 2) Artificial Intelligence in HIM and the Impact on Roles and Responsibilities of HIM Professionals; 3) Telehealth Guidelines During COVID-19; 4) 2021 E/M Changes; 5) Information Blocking and HIPAA: Road to Compliance; 6) HIM Workforce Training: Developing an Engaged Team; 7) Diversity of CDI Professionals is Vital to the Evolution of CDI; 8) FY2021 IPPS and How it Impacts Quality; and 9) Security – Rethinking Cyber-Security for the Post-Pandemic Workplace
Whether by the U.S. Congress or the Mississippi Legislature, there are many rules and regulations in place clearly defining the working relationship between Mississippi healthcare providers and health insurers. But one aspect of the relationship that is unregulated is the issue of what constitutes medically necessary care for purposes of health insurance reimbursement.
This presentation will provide the background of national initiatives related to the interoperability of health record systems and the changing expectations for patient access of their health information. This is a very current topic, which is often misunderstood.
The health industry is in the early stages of truly understanding how to adequately capture, assess and utilize SDOH data effectively. COVID-19 has propelled the importance of capturing and assessing such information as wider gaps in inequities have been identified in the early pandemic data. We can learn a lot from our federally qualified health centers and this presentation will shed light on how we as a broader health system can cast a wider safety net. A true collaboration can bridge the necessary programs to help reduce inequities in care.
Sessions include: 1) State of WI Health Care; 2) The Benefits of Utilizing OCR Technology: One Organization’s Journey from Paper to the EMR; 3) Surviving the Storm – Transition to an Enterprise HIM Structure; 4) The State of Telehealth Reimbursement; 5) Leadership Begins at the Edge of Your Comfort Zone: Managing Self and Leading Adaptively; 6) COVID-19 Coding Continued; and 7) Breaking Into the Industry
This webinar will describe the CDS role in managing clinical validation denials. Identifying and implementing generally accepted clinical guidelines in documentation and in appeals will be presented. Clinical scenario case studies will be presented to provide real life examples of successful clinical validation appeal arguments.
Acute blood loss anemia remains a target for both clinical and coding validation. This webinar will present current coding guidelines and clinical indicators for acute blood loss anemia. The difference between coding and clinical denials for malnutrition will be explained as well as the different appeal strategies.
Effective January 1, 2021, Medicare will adopt major changes for office-based Evaluation and Management (E/M) services aimed at reducing physician burden, simplifying documentation requirements, and making changes to payments for the E/M codes.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine was a means to an end. It contained all the facets of a desirable service for both patients and providers: scalability, convenience, ease of use, optimization. What it lacked: awareness and buy-in. Fast forward to March 2020, and telemedicine went from healthcare obscurity to a household name — if you didn’t know about it then, you do now. This presentation aims to capture that story of the landscape leading up to the pandemic, the tipping point, and what telemedicine may look like in the future as we continue to learn from this drastic shift in care delivery across all specialties in such a short period of time.
Learn the differences between inpatient hospital and inpatient rehab facility coding and documentation. How you determine your Principal diagnosis, secondary diagnoses, episode of care, and procedures codes are not the same as for an inpatient hospitalization. Learn what an IRF-PAI is, what it represents, how to complete one, correctly; and the impact this can have on your revenue.
This year’s PHIMA Fall Conference focuses on the Changing Face of HIM to capture what we’re all currently trying to manage over the past 8 months. This 1-day virtual meeting will provide you with answers to these questions and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to take away tips and best practices back to your organization.
Join veteran educator and HIM professional Rebecca Harmon MPM RHIA CCA for 2 one-hour sessions on Contact Tracing and earn up to 5 CEUs while you learn about this important work in collecting and compiling health information in support of Public Health. Earn 2 CEUs for class/hour participation and up to 5 CEUs should you complete the ancillary work assignments.
This presentation highlights the FY 2021 key code changes along with ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. This presentation is a great learning tool for new HIM professionals and a great brush up for seasoned professionals.
Diving into a remote workforce has truly been something that a lot of leaders have had to tackle throughout 2020. This webinar will be geared towards those already managing remote staff and also those that are looking at sending some of their workforce home.
This offer is only available to GHIMA members purchasing our 2020-21 GHIMA Education Bundle. This fee covers a minimum of 12 CEUs and may include up to 15 CEUs to be offered at no additional charge for the 2020-21 year spanning from October 2020 through June 2021.
Leading Anytime, Anywhere is about reframing leadership to think about leadership not as a role or person but as an activity. This interactive presentation discusses a different way of thinking about leadership that is purposeful and includes developing skills in four leadership competency areas.
A natural progression for experienced HIM professionals is to move in a leadership role in revenue cycle. Knowing what is needed and what you already know are the keys to being successful in this endeavor. This program will identify steps to take to achieve your next career opportunity.
Did you know that roughly 40% of HIM professionals will reach retirement age within the next 7 years in the United States? Great opportunity lies ahead for new and developing HIM professionals. Notions of managing talent and succession planning are highlighted in this presentation as seen through both the Employers’ and Candidates’ lens. Gain knowledge on interviewing tips for both sides of the table, and how to increase your Executive Presence and demonstrate Thought Leadership.
This workshop will offer a hands-on experience analyzing healthcare data. Attendees will learn how to define a healthcare business problem and develop effective solutions utilizing data analytics tools and strategies. Attendees can expect to gain experience in data preparation, exploration, summarization and visualization. Specifically, the workshop will prepare attendees to use intermediate and advanced MS Excel formulas for developing descriptive data models and effective reports. The dataset that will be used includes patient information on demographics, diagnoses, medication, procedures, allergies, among other clinical information. The workshop will conclude with attendees developing a meaningful interactive clinical dashboard. At the conclusion of the workshop attendees will have greater confidence analyzing healthcare data with cost-effective tools to transition data into information for key stakeholders.
This presentation will provide an overview of how big data is impacting our lives with a focus on healthcare. Description of big data key concepts and how it is impacting the workplace. Information will be provided on the skills required to work with big data and the future job opportunities.
Gain an understanding of the role therapeutic humor can play in coping with chronic illness, Explain the physiological, psychological and social benefits of using therapeutic humor, Define and Differentiate between appropriate, healthy humor and inappropriate, unhealthy humor, and Discuss and apply humor strategies that can be utilized to enhance ones use of therapeutic humor.
Hear and participate in an educational and interactive discussion that will include the recent changes made to an individual’s right to access and how organizations are operationalizing these changes. Industry challenges and solutions will also be shared.
In 2019, hundreds of clinics and hospitals nation-wide have gone offline (often for weeks at a time) from ransomware attacks. In 2020, criminals are targeting healthcare—specifically rural. What have we learned this year? We have to change our approach in rural health to cybersecurity, data management and disaster preparedness. We’ve been too reactive for far too long.
AHIMA is building the House of Health Information, in three impact areas. We are leading the charge in access, connection, and integrity. This presentation will provide you with tools to help you build your career, as well as help AHIMA build the House of Information.
In light of the increase in insider threats as well as OCR/regulatory settlements, it is essential that covered entities and business associates form a collaborative relationship in order to ensure compliance with Security Rule implementation specifications, detect potential negligent/malicious actors quickly, and mitigate/remedy any inappropriate actors. The trend towards outsourcing, employing work-from-home staff, and utilizing multiple applications with limited visibility to all stakeholders requires that a collaborative relationship be established in order to protect patients, covered entities, and business associates.
AHIMA members, AHIMA certificants, and students need to abide by AHIMA’s Code of Ethics. Become better familiar with the thirteen principles and the guidelines so that you are able to navigate ethical situations you encounter. Also shared are the newly revised case studies which illustrate ethical dilemmas. These cases show how you can incorporate ethics into your HIM practice.
Let’s face it—C-Suite executives decide how to fund your cybersecurity initiatives, yet understand very little about your day-to-day struggles, costs, hardships…let alone a new attack. When Cybersecurity works right, breaches are dodged and your team learns to avoid the phish. When Cybersecurity works right you are bound to be asked: Do we really need to spend money on this next year?
Session topics include: Artificial Intelligence: innovative, Technologies, Disrupting Healthcare; Patient Identification and Matching: Enhancing Data Integrity & Patient Safety; Telehealth Policies During the COVID-19 Pandemic; Join the House of HI and Build AHIMA’s and Your Future; Professional Ethics and Clinical Terminology: Expanding Career Pathways for HIM Professionals
Our Lunch and Learn series for October will feature a presentation by the Public Health Informatics Supervisor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Arkansas Department of Health. Donald McCormick, MSHI will present a timeline of how contact tracing has developed beginning pre-Covid and as the Pandemic evolved.
Please join us for a presentation on the new 2021 CPT E/M Office Visit Changes, sponsored by Weber State University HIM Program. Our speaker is Kim Huey, Coding and Reimbursement Consultant for KGG Coding and Reimbursement Consulting. There significant changes to the E/M Office Visit codes for 2021 and all Coders should be familiar with these updates.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has proven to be an important technology for the automation of manual processes. Hospitals are implementing RPA to respond to the challenging environment that currently exists in health care.
Attendees will learn about the current state of patient identity/matching and will come away with some core strategies to minimize challenges. Additionally, the benefits and challenges of implementing a Universal Patient Identifier (UPI) will be explored and the current state of national efforts regarding this initiative will be discussed along with how other countries have managed this model.
The Patient Drive Payment Model has changed the game for reimbursement in the Skilled Nursing arena. This presentation will discuss how reimbursement in a SNF works, how PDPM works, and how SNFs are adapting to this new payment geography.
Are you preparing for your certification exam? Do you have tips to share? You do not want to miss this session as it will provide tips and success strategies for your success in taking and conquering that exam. Hear from a group of educators as well as recent test takers about tips and tricks for preparing for credentialing exams.
Response to Ransomware Attacks has become more mainstream, appearing in the news almost daily. Healthcare organizations are being targeted. Mike Meline and Paul Merrywell will help you to build a strategy that severely limits your organization from having such an event that causes your organization to be another news story.
As a Leader, this session will help you identify and develop your employees’ skills. Additionally, it will help you in hiring new talent that will enhance the strength of your existing team. You will also learn strategies to lead through change as well as how to communicate and drive your most strategic initiatives!
In this session, speaker will present the leadership team’s business rationale for advancing the CDI program with AI analytics, share the migration plan to AI powered documentation solutions on the Cloud, and quantify the clinical and financial outcomes to date. The speaker will leave attendees with best practices to educate CDI teams on how to incorporate AI to advance their practice.
As Release of Information becomes more complex with new regulations and guidelines, questions surrounding appropriate policies, procedures and processes increase. Attend this session to hear the latest information on Release of Information and ask an industry expert your toughest questions.
The shift to value-based reimbursement means that both clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and coding accuracy are more important than ever before… and bridging the gap between the two teams is key! During this presentation, we’ll discuss how some of the latest technologies can help bring coding and CDI teams together to eliminate rework and maximize outcomes with a collaborative approach and a more efficient workflow.
How do you ensure compliance with external regulatory requirements and internal policies? A standardized closed record review process may be the answer for small facilities and large multi-state health systems. Learn how to use this data to identify opportunities for improvement and affect change.
This presentation provides a variety of strategies for students, new graduates and even more seasoned professionals entering the job market and wondering where to start, what opportunities to pursue, how to prepare, and what the future holds.
Welcome to October 1, 2020: ICD-10-CM/PCS Updates: It is that time of year again. It is the time where CMS unleashed hundreds of new codes, revisions, and deletions. CMS is releasing the largest amount of new codes since the implementation of ICD-10-CM. Will you be ready? Come and join us for this special event webinar. In this webinar we will review the 490 new codes, 58 invalidated codes and 47 revisions.
Don’t miss this year’s outstanding presentations!! – 2020 Clinical Update: Community-Acquired Pneumonia – 2021 ICD-10-CM/PCS Updates – Coding, CDI and the Revenue Cycle – Evaluation and Management Changes 2021 – Getting Heart Smart – Keys to Capturing and Validating 2020 CC/MCCs – National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Overview – The Superheroes of Health Care
Objectives: 1) Present new, revised, and deleted codes for the 2021 update to the ICD-10-CM coding system; 2) Review PDC changes; 3) Review changes to the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines for 2021; 4) In depth review of COVID-19 update guidelines; 5) Review of telehealth coding and billing guidelines; and 6) Review of updated documentation requirement for billing for IPPS Hospital
The ONC makes it very clear that patients are at the center of the Cures Act and must be in control of their health records. This rule is the next evolution towards true interoperability. The impact of information blocking, the new IT certification requirements, and APIs and app development are all components of the new rule. Join this discussion for a foundational understanding of the key concepts and obtain specific HIM takeaways related to these aspects of the rule.
This engaging session will provide an analysis of DRG mismatches and strategies for monitoring and management of this process. The issue of DRG mismatches is not new, however; it has become more significant with the implementation of ICD-10 and this presentation will focus on the financial and operational issues surrounding this. The discussion will include the needed collaboration between Coding and CDI to positively impact the DRG mismatch process and improve the overall accuracy of DRG assignment and reimbursement.
Each and every one of us wants to get to the next level. Along our journey though, we encounter adversity, self-doubt, and fear. Bottom line, something is holding us back from getting to where we want to go, and it is often us! In order to break through so we can dominate our lives, it all comes down to the mental game. Attendees will learn the Mental Toughness Training Tools that Matt teaches to professional athletes, entrepreneurs and business professionals around the world.
Whether you are brand new to the HIM profession or you have been in the profession for decades, this walk down memory lane will be an entertaining journey for all. Participants will learn about our incredible evolution in literally every aspect of our business. Participants will walk away with a sense of pride in our history and with ideas to ensue we continue to evolve in a changing healthcare environment.
In this session we will discuss the when, why and how of queries, query types, how to construct a compliant query, potential query impact and what the most recent updated version of the AHIMA Practice Brief on compliant queries says about query compliance. Attendees will take with them a more clear understanding of the 2019 AHIMA Practice Brief on query compliance, as well as tips for query writing and compliance in their daily work.
From understanding coronary artery anatomy and applying modifiers to untangling bundling and unbundling edits, coding for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) takes meticulous attention to the details. When should codes for interventions of acute myocardial infarction and total coronary occlusions be used? When should C codes be employed for stent insertions? This presentation will cover angioplasty, stenting, atherectomy, and other percutaneous coronary interventions and give tips on proper CPT code assignment.
An overview of CPT Surgery coding, including modifier usage, CPT guidelines, and National Correct Coding Initiative policy. In this session, we will begin with the CPT codes in the Integumentary System – 10000 series codes – and work our way through to the Nervous System – 60000 series codes, reviewing anatomy along the way. We will discuss a variety of codes and the definitions and guidelines. We will review codes and their instructions so the attendees can have a better understanding of Surgery procedure coding.
Recognizing the need to better support their patients who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or gender non-conforming, healthcare facilities are training their physicians in gender-affirming treatment, and training patient facing staff in appropriate and respectful language to use when interacting with LGBTQ+ patients and families. Join us for a presentation on how one pediatric facility addressed this challenge, learn of their successes for families and patients and their plans for future operational enhancements and community outreach.
This session will explore health information and data exchange across the three domains – physical, behavioral and social health – that contribute to whole-person care. QHN’s award-winning innovation linking providers across the domains provide an opportunity to consider several value propositions associated with meaningful interoperability. The presentation will demonstrate how health information exchange across and within these domains is a foundation to value-based care.
There has been a lot of recent change in healthcare that has caused confusion and at times overwhelmed management. This presentation explores the new normal for many Health Information Management (HIM) departments during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Join Angela in taking another look at HIPAA and other legal requirements, telehealth, release of information, and telecommuting, to name a few. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain some clarity and identify the trends, challenges and best practices over the past 6 months!
COVID-19 abruptly forced many HIM employees to work remotely, while many other HIM employees have been working from home for quite some time. Whether you are experienced or new to managing a remote team, join this session to learn tips on how to effectively manage in a remote work environment. This session will focus on the importance of setting expectations, communication tactics, and how to support & engage staff.
When deciding to query, have you ever thought to yourself “Hmmm…I’ll give the provider one more day to document that?” This is a struggle many Clinical Documentation Specialists (CDSs) deal with on a daily basis. During this presentation I will discuss the multiple benefits of querying early in the stay, to ensure accurate documentation is cemented in the patient record early on. Case studies will also be provided to highlight the benefits of a CDI and Coding program committed to querying earlier in the stay.
Patient identification is at the core of everything that happens in healthcare and when it fails, patient care quality and safety are often compromised. Fortunately, there continues to be a heightened focus of national attention on this critical topic. Attendees will learn about the current state of patient identity/matching and will come away with some core strategies to minimize challenges. Additionally, the benefits and challenges of implementing a Universal Patient Identifier (UPI) will be explored and the current state of national efforts regarding this initiative will be discussed along with how other countries have managed this model.
For over 50 years, Public Health workers have known that the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) account for over 80% of our health and longevity. As the American healthcare system begins its earnest migration from fee-for-service to value-based care, healthcare executives have taken notice of the SDoH. They understand that unless the American healthcare system begins to address these factors, they cannot predictably take affordable and optimal care for the populations they serve. This realization is a game-changer–one that not only changes the mission of the healthcare organization in the community, but fundamentally changes the roles and responsibilities of its workforce. In this talk, the audience will learn about SDoH, how leading innovators are addressing them, and the future roles of HIM professionals.
“Population Health” has remained an enigmatic term often used to create intrigue but lacking the substance necessary to command true meaning. In this session we will contrast two popular interpretations of the term and establish an operating definition that incorporates the many considerations necessary to reduce the cost of care in the United States while increasing access to the appropriate care at the best time. We will likewise explore Value in the context of health care and what it means to operate from a patient-centric, outcomes-driven orientation.
This presentation will identify the various ICD-10-CM codes pertaining COVID-19 diagnosis and their coding guidelines. The presentation will look at the 2021 coding guidelines for COVID-19 as well. It will also demonstrate how the documentation plays an important role in code selection for COVID-19 reporting. The presentation will also look at common manifestations associated with COVID-19. The presentation will also identify the modifier’s associated with hospital outpatient testing and described when they are used. The presentation will include a high level overview of the CPT procedures associated with COVID-19 testing. By the end of this session, the participant will be able to have a better understanding of the COVID-19 coding guidelines and select an appropriate diagnosis code for COVID-19.
This training will provide attendees with an overview of Golden Thread and Oregon Administrative Rule requirements for documentation of behavioral health services. Attendees will gain knowledge on the importance of the documentation thread for medical necessity and treatment decisions and plans. This training will provide guidance on clinically relevant assessment updates, improving documentation related to insufficient or over-documenting, baseline and measurable service plan objectives and documenting outreach efforts. Objectives include: Understand how each of the core components of the Golden Thread link together to demonstrate the treatment decisions and plan. Explore the importance of documentation as it relates to medically appropriate and medically necessary services.
In this session, we will explore developments inside and outside the United States borders. Did you know that our neighbor to the north is trying to take on our neighbor to the south as a leader in information privacy law? Did you know that there are different efforts at the Federal level to either use the California Consumer Privacy Act as a basis to craft law for the entire country, or to make it null and void, even in California? Did you know that there’s a very basic, almost philosophical reason why it’s very difficult to harmonize the EU GDPR with United Stated health information privacy law?
42 CFR Part 2 is evolving. Between the newly effective amendments to the rule and modifications made by the CARES Act there are some significant changes. This session will walk you through the recent and future changes in 42 CFR Part 2.
This session will provide the audience with an overview of CCHIIM's mission, value, purpose, and structure. As well as the exam development process, recertification guide changes, candidate information update, Commissioner election, appointment, and eligibility.
A discussion of the rapidly expanding market solutions involving Artificial Intelligence, most specifically Natural Language Processing (NLP). NLP is the capability of technology solutions that have varying degrees of ability to read, interpret, understand, and take action on documents created in the EMR, Revenue Cycle, and even front office. We will take a brief amount of time to familiarize the audience with the scope and variations of NLP solutions, and most specifically, how do they impact HIM job roles.
In 2019, hundreds of clinics and hospitals nation-wide have gone offline (often for weeks at a time) from ransomware attacks. In 2020, criminals are targeting healthcare—specifically rural. What have we learned this year? We have to change our approach in rural health to cybersecurity, data management and disaster preparedness. We’ve been too reactive for far too long.
Just as the healthcare delivery system is ever changing – so too should your career goals and plans. Health information management affords many opportunities within and beyond the traditional. This presentation draws from experience in making seven major career shifts in a lifetime, and serving as a mentor for numerous students, employees, contractors, and business partners. Learn about what career possibilities exist for you and how to create/sustain a career on your own terms.
This presentation will discuss aspects of quality reporting (available chart documentation in relation to coder skill & specificity of diagnosis selection) and its impact to the revenue cycle, physician profiles, and patients annual insurance benefits.
The integration of clinical and financial processes and data is critical for sustainable provider organizations. The “critical middle” revenue cycle plays a key role in getting it right the first time and reducing the number of steps to achieve a clean claim. The key areas that are impacted include Patient Identity, Physician Attribution, Data Quality, Clinical Documentation Integrity and Coding/Edit Management. This session will address these impact areas in detail. Moreover, the presentation will provide guidance on how to drive change in a process improvement data-driven approach by leveraging lean six sigma methodology.
“Population Health” has remained an enigmatic term often used to create intrigue but lacking the substance necessary to command true meaning. In this session we will contrast two popular interpretations of the term and establish an operating definition that incorporates the many considerations necessary to reduce the cost of care in the United States while increasing access to the appropriate care at the best time. We will likewise explore Value in the context of health care and what it means to operate from a patient-centric, outcomes-driven orientation. From an established definition of both Population Health and Value we will discuss the impact Population Health Management (PHM) programs have on the future state of health care and what organizations are doing today to promote quality, reduce preventable care, and manage the overall cost of care through better technology, analytics, and service orientation. The success of these programs is directly correlated to the effective transition from fee-for-service (by volume) payment models to fee-for-value, i.e. cost and quality accountable, models.
Returning to work in the new normal means something different for everyone. In this webinar we will take a look at what it means to address our feelings and concerns about returning to work during the new normal. Looking at definitions like “normal” and “normality” help us to understand that nothing about our current situation is normal, and that our perceptions about normal have changed as well. While it might be difficult at first to acknowledge, we have all changed in the last several weeks. Addressing these changes in our own lives, can help us deal with the new and changing work landscape. While things may never be the same, we do have the ability to take ownership and control over changes we may want to implement in our own lives and moving forward. Taking some responsibility in how we respond to the new normal, will help us become more emotionally hardy and resilient for what lies ahead.
Through the 1135 Waiver authority, CMS waived certain telehealth requirements that have long presented a barrier to utilization and expansion of telehealth technology in the delivery of healthcare. This waiver was issued in order to limit the community spread of COVID-19 and keep vulnerable patients in their homes while maintaining access to needed routine and screening care. Prior to the Public Health Emergency declaration, the provision of healthcare services through telehealth faced many barriers which included acceptance of the technology by both patients and providers. The regulatory and reimbursement requirements for these services did not encourage and likely is courage implementation of telehealth. Telehealth regulations at both the Federal and state levels have not kept pace with technology. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the American Telehealth Association projected that by 2030 50% of medical consultation would be conducted by virtual means. Many industry experts saw this as an ambitious projection. The changes we are seeing in the midst of this world-wide pandemic will likely serve as a catalyst for spurring not only use of telehealth technology, but acceptance by providers, patients, payers and regulators. Given current economic unknowns, healthcare providers must ensure reimbursement for the services provided and identify those services that best meet the clinical needs of patients while protecting the financial health of their organizations. In this presentation, we discuss not only reimbursement requirements under Waiver services; but, how to use the processes setup during this public health emergency for the financial benefit of healthcare providers.
Remote, virtual, digital healthcare delivery system is in extremely high demand by patients and practitioners. The increased access to care while maintaining physical distancing during this pandemic is leading the list of benefits of this delivery system. Remote Physiologic Monitoring services are the use of digital technology to collect patient clinical data outside the clinical setting, which is then transmitted to the practitioners office for treatment management. Applied knowledge of the codes, criteria, rules and regulations will provide us the foundation for appropriate utilization and compliance with data and revenue integrity.
Permanent reductions in duplicate medical records are difficult to achieve – human errors and technology failings are almost impossible to cure. A permanent solution to reduce duplicate and overlay records must include strategies that acknowledge the human element. We will discuss how to use new search technologies to find patient records even in the most error-filled MPI. We will also present a new protocol to reduce the overlaying patient records, which would not be possible without the adoption of these new tools and techniques.
Beginning in 2020, it’s been estimated that 1.7MB of data will be created every second for every person on earth. Data is coming from multiple sources, including healthcare organizations’ internal systems and applications as well as external data from wearables and other IOT devices. The need to proactively and holistically manage this data is needed by healthcare organizations for taking care of patients in addition to making business decisions. Managing this data is, in fact, paramount to the success of the organization. In this case study, the presenters will share the data challenges faced by Grande Ronde Hospital and will discuss the benefits of undergoing an information governance (IG) assessment to determine the current state of its data management processes and define its future state. The presenters will review the IG assessment outcomes and walk through development of a roadmap to address data management requirements. The audience will gain tips and tools that can be taken back to their organizations for managing data across the entire enterprise.
Join third year AHIMA Board member Seth Katz as he discusses the what the AHIMA 2020 strategy looks like and the role that we all play in growing our profession and brand as we head into this new decade
Join Barry Mathis, CCSFP, Principal with PYA, as he discusses Cyber Security in today’s COVID-19 environment: How to best protect your Telemedicine solutions. Barry will talk about how COVID-19 has attracted cyber criminals to healthcare and the methods they are using to gain access to your ePHI. He will share what happens to compromised data and provide tips and resources to assist you with your efforts to protect PHI.
These online workshops are designed to provide individuals in their FINAL stages of preparing to take either the RHIA or RHIT exam with the knowledge needed to better prepare for the examinations.
This online workshop is designed to provide individuals in their FINAL stages of preparing to take the CCS or CCS-P exam with the knowledge needed to better prepare for the examination.
In 2019, hundreds of clinics and hospitals nation-wide have gone offline (often for weeks at a time) from ransomware attacks. In 2020, criminals are targeting healthcare—specifically rural. What have we learned this year? We have to change our approach in rural health to cybersecurity, data management and disaster preparedness. We’ve been too reactive for far too long.
This session will cover new and upcoming legal changes at the state and federal levels affecting HIM, including price transparency requirements, HIPAA, reimbursement, Conditions of Participation, and licensing laws. Updates to the KHIMA and MOHIMA legal manuals will be discussed.
A humanistic look at medical coding through the eyes of a patient during his heart transplant and recovery. The power of organ donation and the triumph of human spirit is a key component to the story. The speaker also explores some of the challenges associated with coding emerging technologies in personalized medicine and the lag in CMS reimbursement.
Registrants will learn about the evidence pointing to an epidemic of loneliness in our culture, and how loneliness is a root cause for depression, addictions, and suicide. Additionally, they will learn the research on the health effects of loneliness and isolation, and what might be done to address these problems in health care.
During this session, Rose will explore some of the unique and amazing technology that is being introduced into healthcare and let you decide if you would like these for your care. Then she’ll send you on your way home with something to ponder.
This session will cover a basic understanding of what Trauma Informed Care is and how to implement concepts at the macro and micro levels within an organization. Participants will understand 7 core elements of Trauma Informed Care, how to support the growth of our employees through trauma informed approaches and the requirements needed to become a trauma informed organization.
Telemedicine is expanding into more and more arenas of the healthcare continuum. There is marked improvement in patient and provider satisfaction, taking into consideration quality of care, access to care, and cost of care. We will discuss advantages of telehealth and the various ways in which telehealth is being utilized.
Chronic conditions are challenging to code when it comes to Risk Adjustment. Proper documentation and a thorough understanding of the Coding Guidelines are critical for accurate reimbursement as well as identifying the ‘severity’ of a patient’s condition. This presentation will discuss common chronic conditions and the pitfalls related to documentation and coding.
This session will provide an overview of hot topics in privacy and security related to long term care. Topics including smart devices (e.g. Amazon Alexa, Google Home, etc.), resident access to medical records, and regulatory updates including the future of HIPAA.
This session will go over some of the issues and concerns identified since PDPM implementation on 10/1/19. Identification of common NTA and SLP comorbidities, principal diagnosis selection and clinical category mapping will be reviewed. Supporting documentation concerns will also be addressed.
In this session we will contrast two popular interpretations of the term and establish an operating definition that incorporates the many considerations necessary to reduce the cost of care in the United States while increasing access to the appropriate care at the best time. We will likewise explore Value in the context of health care and what it means to operate from a patient-centric, outcomes-driven orientation.
Do you consider yourself to be a true HIM advocate? Are you actively engaged or just along for the ride? Learn about recent changes in hospital licensing regulations, what it means for health information professionals and what you can do about it! We will discuss what advocacy means both in and out of the congressional arena and how each of us has the power to strengthen our profession.
Data is impacting our lives without a doubt and the volume of data we have available to us is growing at an exponential rate. How we utilize all of this data is critical to the success of any business. We have an opportunity to help the healthcare industry turn this data into information and ensure there is integrity and value. HIM professionals have a unique skillset based on our educational background that sets us up to accept this challenge and tackle the volumes of data that can and will be turned into valuable information.
Understand the challenges and opportunities that affect the CDI profession in the continuous improvement in a data driven model Establish an understanding of strategies to mitigate the clinical documentation gaps; Building key relationships within organizations to integrate financial and clinical data; Build a model to track meaningful metrics; Define denial prevention strategies
On November 23, 2013, Dan Meers came within inches of losing his life while practicing a bungee jump and zip line stunt at Arrowhead Stadium… home of the Kansas City Chiefs. What Dan anticipated being the thrill of a lifetime ended up being the spill of a lifetime. The stunt went terribly wrong and Dan plummeted 75 feet before crashing into the stadium seats. Miraculously Dan survived. He spent 9 days in the hospital and got some really big scars. Dan smiles when he says, “Scars are just Tattoos that come with a Cool Story”. During this powerful presentation Dan shares his incredible story and the important lessons that he learned during his long road to recovery about leadership and about life.
This session will identify ways established professionals can develop the inner leader within themselves utilizing 10 steps shared by John Maxwell in his book Developing the Leader Within You 2.0. Attendees will create a professional action plan they can take home with them to begin to make an impact in their workplace.
This session will address the recent federal court decision on the misuse of patient-directed record requests. Participants will gain a clear understanding of the decision including implications for handling patient access requests versus third-party requests. We will also review civil monetary penalties OCR has issued in regards to patient access and distill suggestions for how organizations can protect against potential OCR complaints. We will close with a discussion on how third parties are responding to the federal court decision and how providers can support patients in understanding their health data privacy rights.
During this session, Rose will highlight the nuances of HCC coding along with the external audit requirements and subtle differences from traditional coding. No coding books will be required. Remember, HCCs are impacted by hospital inpatient coding and outpatient coding as well.
The cause and number of deaths that occur each year in the United States is an important health outcome and is a key indicator of health. Death certificates are still the only way to determine the number, cause, and manner of death. Therefore, correct death certification is essential for improving the quality of death mortality data used to allocate resources, develop initiatives, and monitor public health and safety.
Gain an understanding of the role therapeutic humor can play in health and wellness. Explain the physiological, psychological and social benefits of using therapeutic humor. Define and Differentiate between appropriate, healthy humor and inappropriate, unhealthy humor. Discuss and apply humor strategies that can be utilized to enhance ones use of therapeutic humor.
Modifiers are added to CPT codes to indicate the original code definition has been modified in some way. They are used in the facility and professional billing. This presentation will review the many types of modifiers, how to use them properly, and their importance in describing services properly and appropriate reimbursement.
Hands on review and coding of physician documentation regarding CHF, MI, Sepsis, OB and secondary diagnosis coding. Discuss the ICD-10 Coding Guidelines and Coding Clinic guidance regarding CHF, MI, Sepsis, OB and secondary diagnosis coding.
AZHIMA Joint Coding Roundtable with the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (AzACDIS). We will be covering more on the revenue cycle, HCC reporting, excellence in coding, and career ladders.