The most recently published courses are displayed at the beginning of the list below.
Participants will review key quality improvements processes, resident rights, gradual dose reduction and regulatory requirements for psychiatric medications. Real life challenges and solutions encountered when implementing the Public Health Emergency blanket waivers will be shared. Key quality improvement regulatory and compliance strategies addressing the new COVID-19 survey and CMS focus will be highlighted.
Sessions include: 1) A Close Look at the IPPS Final Rule; 2) Exploring the OPPS and CPT updates for 2021; 3) HIM & IT: Developing Relationships, Advocating for Patients; 4) Panel Discussion: HIM Education; 5) Reconciling Part 2 and HIPAA: How to Protect Your SUD Patients’ Records-“The Cures Act”; 6) The Leadership Challenge: Getting People to Follow You; 7) TxHIMA Update; 8) Single Path Coding; 9) Virtual Care: The Next Frontier of Healthcare
This timely presentation delivers an update and overview of the most important healthcare privacy and security rules, guidance and regulatory changes, including but not limited to, HIPAA’s NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rule Making), 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA synchronization and the 21st Century Cures Act; ONC (Office of the National Coordinator of Healthcare IT) and CMS Interoperability and Information Blocking rules which healthcare IT developers, providers and payers are all struggling to understand.
After many years of requiring lots of documentation to support billing, CMS has, at long last, released documentation guidelines that are simpler and primarily determined by medical decision making. Adopted by the AMA CPT, this presentation will describe key changes to office/outpatient evaluation and management codes and documentation requirements, and will attempt to proactively answer some frequently asked questions.
Featuring: 1) COVID-19: Catch it, Code it; 2) HAHIMA District IX Business Meeting; 3) Cracking the Interventional Radiology Code: Mastering IR Coding Basics; 4) The New Normal: Working from Home; 5) 2021 E/M Level Updates; and 6) Moving from Denials Management to Denials Prevention
This session will explain which devices are the most vulnerable and why? What is the current information regarding legislation and initiatives, effective procedures and technical mitigations related to medical device vulnerabilities. How can Governance improve departmental collaboration and reduce the HDO’s risk exposure? What are the leading health systems doing to combat this threat?
Featuring: The New Normal Information Blocking- Are you ready for April 5? And what’s next? The Evolving World of Release of Information: A Review of How Privacy Protection is Changing as the Push for Interoperability Increases Release of Information Panel Session – Q&A
Understand common denial rationale
Recognize when to appeal with clinical criteria, coding criteria, or both
Discover successful strategies to compose winning appeals when the acute respiratory failure diagnosis is denied, even though you got it right
Understand the coding rules concerning BMI, obesity, and morbid obesity
Learn who to involve on the front end, and how to do it, to make your medical record as “bullet proof” as possible
Discover successful strategies to compose winning appeals when the BMI and associated diagnosis are denied, even though you got it right.
Sessions include: 1) New Proposed HIPAA Privacy Regulations – What do I need to know?; 2) APIs – What are they? How do they impact ROI?; 3)Apps are Rapidly Transforming Access to Health Information; 4) Release of Information Panel Session – Q&A; and 5) and Virtual Exhibitors – MMRA/Cardone and Verisma
Healthcare organizations are obviously under external requirements and scrutiny regarding the security of PHI, but those requirements only apply to PHI and are about protecting the respective individuals and not your organization.
Discussion regarding the challenges facing Telemedicine Revenue Cycle Management such as the CMS regulations governing the structure and reimbursement of telemedicine visits and challenges for coding and clinical documentation.
The ability to manage and interpret accurate data is essential for healthcare organizations. Making sense of data is a common challenge faced in health information. Summarized reports are usually produced but they may not be easy to read and/or understand. This webinar introduces how health information professionals can utilize Microsoft Excel Pivot Table functions to convert data into meaningful tables that effectively display the information needed.
MdHIMA's March 2021 Quarterly Meeting features: 1) How to Stop Mid-Revenue Cycle Leakage; 2) Proactive & Reactive: How a Large National Health System Relied on Mobile Technology Before the Pandemic to Streamline and Simplify Query Workflow; 3) MDHIMA Quarterly Business Meeting; 4) Utilization and Interpretation of Interactive Audit Management Dashboards, Detailed Scorecards and Benchmark Metrics; 5) Leveraging Computer-Assisted Coding for CDI, Coding & Quality; 6) Best Practices When Implementing Computer-Assisted Coding; 7) AI and CAPD: An Overview of the Technology and Proposed Benefits
This 2-part webinar series emphasizes the basics of data analytics beginning with articulating a business problem, understanding the data needed to solve that problem, and exploring the techniques needed to clearly communicate the results of an analysis.
Sessions include: 1) Overview of the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule; 2) Balancing EHR Hosting Futures: Cloud vs. Vendor vs. Onsite and 3) Student-Focused Presentation: The Importance of Cancer Registries
Strategic thinking is essential in a rapid change environment and critical in leading a remote workforce. This presentation will discuss the challenges and successes of implementing new mission driven processes that support State and Organizational requirements amidst rapid change.
This Coding Educational Session is focusing on providing information regarding Covid-19 evolving coding guidelines. The session will walk through the history of coding guidelines, review AHIMA/AHA FAQ's issued, and specifically review coding of Covid-19 and Sepsis, Covid-19 and Syndrome (sequela) conditions along with exposure/screening and other examples.
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. We will review both ICD-10-PCS and CPT spinal fusion codes.
Most hospitals and health systems have invested in Clinical Documentation Improvement Programs in the inpatient setting, now migrating to the outpatient arena. Most recently the professional associations representing the CDI profession have elected to change the name from Clinical Documentation Improvement to Clinical Documentation Integrity. With the name change to Clinical Documentation Integrity, current CDI processes must adapt to actually make headway in achieving real measurable meaningful sustainable integrity in physician documentation that supports both quality of care as well as hospital optimal net patient revenue with preservation. The word “Integrity” in CDI requires CDI to recognize the medical record as a Communication Tool versus a Reimbursement Tool.
This presentation will offer the latest on changes to HIPAA, Information Blocking / Interoperability and Patient Access and how they impact HIM. Also looking at the myriads of privacy and security laws that require compliance and implementation.
Learning objectives include: 1) Understand common denial rationale; 2) Recognize the differences between coding and clinical denials for AKI/ATN and pneumonia and 3) Discover successful strategies to compose winning appeals when the AKI/ATN or pneumonia diagnosis is denied, even though you got it right.
Objectives include: 1) Review best practices related to telehealth coding; 2) Identify documentation requirements for use of the telehealth codes; 3) Review of 2021 E/M Coding Changes & Medicare Telemedicine Updates, and 4) Review best practices for auditing and monitoring telemedicine coding and documentation.
Increasing interest in outpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs is pervasive throughout the health care community as more and more facilities jump on the bandwagon. With this increasing interest, there is a critical need to insure programs are created, developed and implemented for the right reason, goals, objectives and visions.
Interest in outpatient (OP) clinical documentation integrity (CDI) programs is multiplying as more and more hospital services are moving to the outpatient setting (ED, Observation, OP Surgery, etc.) and healthcare reimbursement models are transitioning to value-based methodologies. In addition, the term ‘outpatient’ CDI often includes the Physician Office setting.
MRO’s experts Rita Bowen and Angela Rose analyze the Information Blocking rule with a focus on HIPAA. Attendees will be immersed in a discussion around critical aspects of the rule and explore ways to operationalize its requirements to achieve compliance. Furthermore, they will walk away with tips and strategies to take back to their organizations to guide planning efforts for success.
This webinar will offer information on the goal of population health, data sources that can be leveraged, analytical methods to support evaluation, and the role of HIM with these initiatives. At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will have a better understanding on how they can use data to effectively support population health efforts.
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.
With medical decision making (MDM) as the key element for the new E/M services guidelines, documenting the medical necessity is more important than ever. This session will walk through the key revisions to the E/M guidelines and discuss ways in which basic documentation principles will ensure that the medical record documentation paints a complete picture of the services rendered, and support the medical necessity of code selection for each level.
Session topics include: 1) It’s Not Just About HIPAA Anymore; Hot Topics and Current Trends; 2) Federal Court Rulings and OCR Fines – Tips on Supporting Patient Right of Access; 3) Electronic Documentation Templates – Year-Round Reviews and Revisions to Comply with Coding Guideline Updates and 4) The Symbolic Relationship Between HIM and Health Informatics
This webinar will utilize a real case study at a two-hospital health care system to showcase and outline the steps and processes necessary to insure the development, planning and rollout of an organized, well-planned outpatient CDI program that creates a vision of inspiration for physicians to become willing participants in the programs.
This presentation will: Provide and explain the CPT E/M office or other outpatient service revisions and when those changes will take effect Identify why CPT E/M revisions are needed and the benefits provided Describe how the foundational changes will impact your work
The January 1, 2021 evaluation and management (E/M) guideline modifications are the biggest changes to E/M coding in many years. Join us as we review the updates with focused education on the medical decision-making table and cover the new time elements for leveling E/M services for new and established patients.
During this presentation the importance of the connection between health information management and the business office working together to assure compliance with billing rules and regulations will be discussed.
Increasing interest in outpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs is pervasive throughout the health care community as more and more facilities jump on the bandwagon. With this increasing interest, there is a critical need to insure programs are created, developed and implemented for the right reason, goals, objectives and visions. A
Topics include: 1) Covid-19 Virus: Myths & Truths; 2) 21st Century Cures Act: Information Blocking & HIPAA; 3) Record Organization and Document Delivery; 4) Telehealth Auditing; and 5) Major Changes for Physician OP E&M Services in January 2021! What is the impact?
The CPT 2021 Update meeting is focused on providing information regarding current issues influencing our profession and workplace. The session will review the Evaluation and Management and overall CPT changes for 2021.We encourage you to attend for a unique learning experience!
Join Regina as she highlights the code changes for both ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS effective October 1st, 2020. With 490 code additions just for ICD-10-CM, there are a lot of changes for coders, CDI professionals, and those working in the revenue cycle, to be aware of.
CDI professionals who wish to advance their knowledge and skill sets in defining documentation integrity, working with physicians as true colleagues and partners in achieving clinical documentation excellence, helping physicians work smarter not harder by becoming proficient in effective methodologies of charting in the record by applying principles of E & M documentation, will want to make it a point to register for this webinar.
Collecting meaningful data in electronic health record (EHR) systems is crucial to treating the whole person. Join us for a discussion on data elements being collected in our registration and EHR systems to identify and manage data related to sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI).
Topics include: 1)HIM to Diversity & Inclusion; 2) Artificial Intelligence in HIM and the Impact on Roles and Responsibilities of HIM Professionals; 3) Telehealth Guidelines During COVID-19; 4) 2021 E/M Changes; 5) Information Blocking and HIPAA: Road to Compliance; 6) HIM Workforce Training: Developing an Engaged Team; 7) Diversity of CDI Professionals is Vital to the Evolution of CDI; 8) FY2021 IPPS and How it Impacts Quality; and 9) Security – Rethinking Cyber-Security for the Post-Pandemic Workplace
Whether by the U.S. Congress or the Mississippi Legislature, there are many rules and regulations in place clearly defining the working relationship between Mississippi healthcare providers and health insurers. But one aspect of the relationship that is unregulated is the issue of what constitutes medically necessary care for purposes of health insurance reimbursement.
Effective January 1, 2021, Medicare will adopt major changes for office-based Evaluation and Management (E/M) services aimed at reducing physician burden, simplifying documentation requirements, and making changes to payments for the E/M codes.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine was a means to an end. It contained all the facets of a desirable service for both patients and providers: scalability, convenience, ease of use, optimization. What it lacked: awareness and buy-in. Fast forward to March 2020, and telemedicine went from healthcare obscurity to a household name — if you didn’t know about it then, you do now. This presentation aims to capture that story of the landscape leading up to the pandemic, the tipping point, and what telemedicine may look like in the future as we continue to learn from this drastic shift in care delivery across all specialties in such a short period of time.
Learn the differences between inpatient hospital and inpatient rehab facility coding and documentation. How you determine your Principal diagnosis, secondary diagnoses, episode of care, and procedures codes are not the same as for an inpatient hospitalization. Learn what an IRF-PAI is, what it represents, how to complete one, correctly; and the impact this can have on your revenue.
Join veteran educator and HIM professional Rebecca Harmon MPM RHIA CCA for 2 one-hour sessions on Contact Tracing and earn up to 5 CEUs while you learn about this important work in collecting and compiling health information in support of Public Health. Earn 2 CEUs for class/hour participation and up to 5 CEUs should you complete the ancillary work assignments.
This presentation highlights the FY 2021 key code changes along with ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. This presentation is a great learning tool for new HIM professionals and a great brush up for seasoned professionals.
Diving into a remote workforce has truly been something that a lot of leaders have had to tackle throughout 2020. This webinar will be geared towards those already managing remote staff and also those that are looking at sending some of their workforce home.
A natural progression for experienced HIM professionals is to move in a leadership role in revenue cycle. Knowing what is needed and what you already know are the keys to being successful in this endeavor. This program will identify steps to take to achieve your next career opportunity.
Session topics include: Artificial Intelligence: innovative, Technologies, Disrupting Healthcare; Patient Identification and Matching: Enhancing Data Integrity & Patient Safety; Telehealth Policies During the COVID-19 Pandemic; Join the House of HI and Build AHIMA’s and Your Future; Professional Ethics and Clinical Terminology: Expanding Career Pathways for HIM Professionals
Our Lunch and Learn series for October will feature a presentation by the Public Health Informatics Supervisor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Arkansas Department of Health. Donald McCormick, MSHI will present a timeline of how contact tracing has developed beginning pre-Covid and as the Pandemic evolved.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has proven to be an important technology for the automation of manual processes. Hospitals are implementing RPA to respond to the challenging environment that currently exists in health care.
Welcome to October 1, 2020: ICD-10-CM/PCS Updates: It is that time of year again. It is the time where CMS unleashed hundreds of new codes, revisions, and deletions. CMS is releasing the largest amount of new codes since the implementation of ICD-10-CM. Will you be ready? Come and join us for this special event webinar. In this webinar we will review the 490 new codes, 58 invalidated codes and 47 revisions.
Objectives: 1) Present new, revised, and deleted codes for the 2021 update to the ICD-10-CM coding system; 2) Review PDC changes; 3) Review changes to the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines for 2021; 4) In depth review of COVID-19 update guidelines; 5) Review of telehealth coding and billing guidelines; and 6) Review of updated documentation requirement for billing for IPPS Hospital
This presentation will identify the various ICD-10-CM codes pertaining COVID-19 diagnosis and their coding guidelines. The presentation will look at the 2021 coding guidelines for COVID-19 as well. It will also demonstrate how the documentation plays an important role in code selection for COVID-19 reporting. The presentation will also look at common manifestations associated with COVID-19. The presentation will also identify the modifier’s associated with hospital outpatient testing and described when they are used. The presentation will include a high level overview of the CPT procedures associated with COVID-19 testing. By the end of this session, the participant will be able to have a better understanding of the COVID-19 coding guidelines and select an appropriate diagnosis code for COVID-19.
AZHIMA Joint Coding Roundtable with the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (AzACDIS). We will be covering more on the revenue cycle, HCC reporting, excellence in coding, and career ladders.
With the challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, hear from experts in the industry on how they managed through the challenges within revenue cycle and health information management functions to maintain and improve, outcomes, and financial performance.
By attending this highly informative and thought-provoking session, participants will gain the practical mindset to recognize the strategies and tactics necessary to begin playing the same “game” and with the same rules being used by the payers, better insuring the survival of their facilities, their jobs, and sometimes even the lives of their patients.
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
Cover to cover review and discussion of significant 2021 CPT code additions, deletions, and revisions Detailed review of 2021 E/M guideline changes Review of applicable guideline additions, deletions, and revisions Discuss how documentation requirements may be impacted by 2021 changes