AAHIM | 2021 Virtual Coding Symposium – Session 1: March 19, 2021

Sessions include:  1) How Successful Coders can Develop an Auditor’s Mindset; 2) Code it Right!; 3) Social Determinants of Health and ICD-10-CM Coding; 4) Understanding the Revenue Cycle Plus the Impacts of the New Physician E&M Coding Changes; 5) Diabetes Coding Back to the Basics; and 6) Hospital Re-Admissions

With so many changes and updates happening right now, AAHIM wants to bring you the most up-to-date information in a safe and responsible format. AAHIM hoped that we would be able to meet in person but feel the virtual format is the best decision for the 2021 coding symposium.

Mark your calendars for 2 Mini Coding Symposiums to be released on March 19th and June 18th. These will follow the same format as our last virtual symposium. Each group will be prerecorded and released together to be viewed at your convenience. We hope you will join us!!

Learn more about Session 2

How Successful Coders can Develop an Auditor’s Mindset
Matt Monk

Using personal experience and current trends within the coding industry, this presentation seeks to convey how each coder can develop a mindset like a coding auditor which can lead to success in their career and current job.

Code it Right!
Leigh Poland, RHIA, CCS
Srivalli Harihara

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. ICD-10-PCS and CPT Coding will be covered in the presentation.

Social Determinants of Health and ICD-10-CM Coding
Margaret Foley, PhD, RHIA, CCS

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 standardize definitions, documentation and coding of SDOH. Steps to improve the capture of SDOH documentation and codes will be provided.

At the completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Learning Objective 1 Understand what social determinants of health (SDOH) are and their impact on patient outcomes.
  • Learning Objective 2 Apply ICD-10-CM official guidelines for coding social determinant of health information (SDOH).
  • Learning Objective 3 Describe current efforts underway to capture SDOH using classification systems and clinical terminologies.
  • Learning Objective 4 Implement strategies to improve the documentation and coding of SDOH.

Understanding the Revenue Cycle Plus the Impacts of the New Physician E&M Coding Changes
Day Egusquiza

Attendees will learn the key components within the revenue cycle including the handoffs within the organization. Attendees will learn the at-risk issues with documentation time vs MDM and payer audits.

Diabetes Coding Back to the Basics
Esta Lynn Farmer, RHIA, CDIP, CHPS, CCS, CCS-P

  • Types of Diabetes
  • “With” Guideline
  • MCC/CCs
  • Documentation needs for coding of uncontrolled or poorly controlled diabetes
  • Multiple Diabetic Conditions
  • HCC reporting

Hospital Re-Admissions
Gwen Hail, LPN

Audience will learn about:

  • The history of the Hospital Re-Admission Measure
  • How Penalties are Calculated
  • Performance Improvement Strategies

Session 1 – March 19, 2021

  • Both Sessions: $135
  • March 19th Session Only: $65
  • June 18th Session Only: $70

Group Registrants receive 25% off with 4 or more registrants in the group for full registration.

# of CEs:

5.5 AHIMA/AAPC – Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
6.0 Nursing CEs

This educational offering has been approved for continuing education credit for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

CEUs are accepted from programs sponsored by AHIMA national offices and the state or regional AHIMA branches. One hour of instruction is worth one CEU.  A certificate of attendance or completion is necessary to show participation.

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Access instructions for the course will be provided by March 19, 2021 or within 2 business days following receipt of payment.

You will have 60 days to access the course after access has been granted.

Once the course is completed, you will have the ability to download the CE certificate.

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Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons
  • Course Certificate