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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 Resume myths, misinformation and outdated advice will also be covered.and complete.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.
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 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.