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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This presentation will give an overview of the different types of vascular access devices, pertinent anatomy, and documentation requirements and offer tips and tricks for accurate coding in both coding systems.