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Coders are often stumped on whether a historical medical condition is still present vs. totally cured. Whether a current ICD-10-CM code is assigned vs. a historical code affects reimbursement as well as patient liability, so coders strive to get it right.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Sessions include: 1) Role of the Clinical Documentation Specialist in the Management of Clinical Validation Denials; 2) Appealing Denials for Coding of BMI, Obesity, and Morbid Obesity; 3) Successfully Appealing Clinical Validation and Coding in Malnutrition and Congestive Heart Failure; and 4) Successfully Appealing Clinical Validation and Coding Issues in Acute Blood Loss Anemia
This webinar will review what the provider, nurses, and dietary staff need to know to correctly document obesity on the front end to help prevent denials on the back end. Clinical scenario case studies will be presented to provide real life examples of successful obesity appeal arguments.
This presentation will deliver information from an auditor’s perspective in order to enhance the audience’s understanding of compliant coding. Tips on avoiding documentation traps will also be covered and the audience will be given a sneak preview into 2021 E/M changes.