SePHIMA | Virtual Winter Conference – Surviving 2020

Topics include:

  • HIM to Diversity & Inclusion
  • Artificial Intelligence in HIM and the Impact on Roles and Responsibilities of HIM Professionals
  • Telehealth Guidelines During COVID-19
  • 2021 E/M Changes
  • Information Blocking and HIPAA: Road to Compliance
  • HIM Workforce Training: Developing an Engaged Team
  • Diversity of CDI Professionals is Vital to the Evolution of CDI
  • FY2021 IPPS and How it Impacts Quality
  • Security – Rethinking Cyber-Security for the Post-Pandemic Workplace


Recorded on December 2, 2020

Sponsored by Intellis


Thank you to our sponsors!

AP Consulting Associates LLC 
CIOX Health  
Coding Billing Solutions
GeBBS Healthcare Solutions

Virtual Food Drive:

SePHIMA will be supporting Philabundance this holiday season.  Please see below for information on the virtual food drive and how to help:

Many people are facing tough financial times due to COVID-19.  Do you want to join SePHIMA in the fight against hunger in the Delaware Valley? Multiply your impact by participating in a virtual food drive and raising funds for Philabundance.  Philabundance is able to stretch our dollars further because for every $1 donated they help provide 2 meals to someone facing food insecurity.  SePHIMA’s preliminary goal is $1000 which translates to 2000 meals! 

Philabundance Virtual Food Drives: SePHIMA 2020-2021 – Philabundance 


HIM to Diversity & Inclusion
Gilbert Davis, MHA, CHCIO, RHIA, CCS currently serves as Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

1.0 – Organizational Management and Leadership

Artificial Intelligence in HIM and the Impact on Roles and Responsibilities of HIM Professionals
Tim Minnich

A discussion of the rapidly expanding market solutions involving Artificial Intelligence, most specifically Natural Language Processing (NLP). NLP is the capability of technology solutions that have varying degrees of ability to read, interpret, understand, and take action on documents created in the EMR, Revenue Cycle, and even front office. We will take a brief amount of time to familiarize the audience with the scope and variations of NLP solutions, and most specifically, how do they impact HIM job roles.

1.0 – Informatics, Analytics and Data Use

Tim Minnich is a Solution Executive for Optum specializing in Computer Assisted Coding and Clinical Documentation Integrity solutions. He has spent the past 35 years in Healthcare Information Systems. He started his career as a programmer at SMS in 1985, and then managed a group of programmers implementing hospital clinical information systems. He transitioned into healthcare information clinical system sales in 1993, and subsequently joined A-Life Medical in 1999, which was acquired by Optum in 2010. He has been presenting Computer Assisted Coding solutions longer than anyone else in the country in both the physician and hospital marketplace for the past 21 years. His focus has been on educating the market on Natural Language Processing based solutions and the impact they can have on providers.

Telehealth Guidelines During COVID-19
Kathrryn DeVault, MSL, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA
1.0 – Clinical Foundations

2021 E/M Changes
Emmy Johnson, RHIA
1.0 – Revenue Cycle Management

Information Blocking and HIPAA: Road to Compliance
1.0 – Health Law and Compliance

HIM Workforce Training: Developing an Engaged Team
Mariela Twigg, MS, RHIA, CHP, FAHIMA
1.0 – Organizational Management and Leadership

Diversity of CDI Professionals is Vital to the Evolution of CDI

After completing this session, attendees will have knowledge about:

  • The importance on building a multi-disciplinary team to support the expansion of CDI.
  • Why it’s the person, not the credentials that matter in CDI.
  • Define potential hiring hurdles and the need for a career ladder in CDI.

1.0 – Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance

Anny Pang Yuen is a health information management (HIM) and clinical documentation integrity (CDI) professional with over twenty years of combined experience in multi-facility health systems, as well as community hospitals, health plans and academic centers nationwide. Anny’s expertise is in revenue integrity, inpatient and outpatient CDI implementations/re-invigorations, coding compliance, HIM operations and electronic health record (EHR) implementations. She has extensive knowledge of MS-DRG, APR-DRG and risk adjustment methodologies.  Anny has served in both CDI and HIM executive leadership positions and also has extensive amount of consulting experience as a subject matter expert in HIM and CDI.

Anny is an active member of American Health Information Management (AHIMA) and Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity (ACDIS). Anny currently serves as the co-chair of the AHIMA CDI, Quality and Revenue Management Practice Council. She previously served on the ACDIS Advisory Board from 2015 to 2018. Anny has contributed to many white papers, practice briefs and journal articles within the HIM/CDI community. She is the author of First Steps in Outpatient CDI: Tips and Tools for Building a Program and the co-author of The Complete Guide to CDI Management. 

FY2021 IPPS and How it Impacts Quality
Audrey Howard, RHIA
1.0 – Data Structure, Content and Information Governance

Security – Rethinking Cyber-Security for the Post-Pandemic Workplace
Scott Ruthe, CISSP
Daniel Sergile, CISSP
1.0 – Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security




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