Adoption of Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Perspectives of Primary Healthcare Providers
Joe Lintz, DHA, RHIA, CHDA
HIM/HIT Program Director at Parker University
CE: 0.5 – Domain III: Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use
This presentation covers a study done at The Primary Care Clinic of North Texas. The study identifies the major barriers associated with telemedicine adoption at a primary care clinic, examines provider characteristics related to the use of telemedicine during the pandemic, and analyzes the relationship between the number of perceived barriers and telemedicine usage among primary care providers.
HAHIMA District IX Update
Britney Strickland, RHIT, CMC, HAHIMA President
CE: No CEUs
Information Blocking Update & Increase in HIPAA Violations Resulting in Criminal Actions
Rachel Rose, JD, MBA, Attorney at Law, PLLC
CE: 1.0 – Domain II: Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
Since its effective date of April 5, 2021, ONC has been busy fielding potential information blocking reports through its online portal. The first part of the presentation provides a synopsis of information blocking, the exceptions, ONC’s recent report, and compliance tips. The second part of the presentation focuses on the rise of HIPAA’s criminal provisions, which often are utilized in conjunction with other laws. Specific government enforcement actions and the results will be discussed. Finally, risk mitigation tips and the potential applicability to the False Claims Act will be discussed.
Managing & Maximizing the Productivity of a Remote Coding Workforce
Katie Robin, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, CIC
Vice President, Facility Coding Operations at GeBBs Healthcare Solutions
CE: 1.0 – Domain VI: Organizational Management and Leadership
The rise in the number of remote employees in today’s healthcare market is not only because of the effects of the pandemic, but also because of a changing landscape of wanting to hire the best workers regardless of locale. Whether you hire them directly or vendors hire them to work on your behalf, hiring and retaining quality remote employees are of utmost value. This presentation will provide an overview of remote medical coder hiring, engagement questions, and implementation guidance.
PCS in 2022: Are We Improving?
Stacy Hartstine, RHIT, CCS, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Director Hospital Coding Services at MRA, Inc.
CE: 2.0 – Domain IV: Revenue Cycle Management
This presentation will take a look at how far we have come in over six years since ICD-10-PCS was implemented. We will discuss some of the basic foundations of PCS coding and some of the challenges that still remain for coders, taking a step-by-step approach through some of the troublesome PCS characters and looking at some specific complex procedures.