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OaHIMA Spring Quarterly Meeting

March 24 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Fri 31

HQPNJ General Assembly Educational Session

March 31 7:30 AM - 2:15 PM EDT
Fri 31

HAHIMA Quarterly Meeting

March 31 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Fri 31

WPHIMA Clinical Day

March 31 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Apr 03

CAHIMA Meeting

April 3 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
Apr 05

LHIMA Annual Convention

April 5 - April 7
Apr 05

NHIMA Annual Meeting

April 5 8:00 AM - April 7 5:00 PM CDT
Apr 05

WTHIMA Meeting

April 5 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT
Apr 05

MdHIMA Coding Roundtable

April 5 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Featured Virtual Education

Dolbey Computer-Assisted Coding Post-ICD-10

June 13, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

Middle Revenue Cycle-Clinical Documentation Improvement at the Foreground

June 16, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

The webinar will explore key areas of operating an effective and efficient clinical documentation program, key areas of focus, and proving return on investment from a quality and revenue perspective.

Speaker: MeShawn Foster

CEU: 1.0 – Clinical Data Management

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Coding Roundtable: CANPC Anesthesia and Pain Management

May 16, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

In this coding roundtable webinar, Vino C. Mody Jr., COC, CPC, CCS-P, CANPC offers definitions, case studies and codes for Anesthesia and Pain Management.

Vino C. Mody Jr., COC, CPC, CCS-P, CANPC has 10 years of experience in the field of medicine. His subjects of research include ophthalmology, surgery, medicine and pediatrics. He is a medical coder with CPC, CANPC and 3 years of medical coding experience.

CEU – 1.0 Clinical Data Management

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PEPPER (Payment Patterns Electronic Report) for HIM Professionals

April 6, 2017
11:30 – 1:00 PM CT

This session will provide an introduction to the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report, also known as PEPPER. It will review the history of PEPPER, the target areas and how they were identified for inclusion, and a brief review of the types of reports in the PEPPER and how they can be interpreted.

PEPPER is a free report available to hospitals through a contract with CMS as an educational tool to support hospitals’ efforts to proactively identify and prevent improper Medicare payments by supporting the auditing and monitoring component of a compliance program. PEPPER is designed to identify potential coding/billing errors as well as concerns related to unnecessary admissions/care. As regulatory efforts increase, hospitals can use the PEPPER to compare their billing statistics in areas identified as “at risk” for improper Medicare payments and consider whether they should audit a sample of medical records.

Who Should Attend:

Health Information Managers (HIM), Chief Financial Officers, Quality/Performance Improvement professionals, Physician Practice and HIM Coding Directors/Managers and Coding professionals, Coding Compliance Managers and Staff, CDI Staff, Coding Consultants, Coding Auditors and those who work in Managed Care.

Continuing Education:

This program has been approved for one and a half (1.5) continuing education units (CEUs) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Information Management Association (AHIMA). AAPC: AHIMA CEUs are accepted from programs sponsored by AHIMA national offices and the state AHIMA branches hour for hour; program approved for one and a half CEUs. Certificates of attendance will be provided upon completion of event evaluation.

HIM Domain: Domain type(s): Clinical Data Management and External Forces.

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Clinical Documentation Improvement – A HIM Perspective

March 17, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

In today’s ever changing healthcare arena, it is imperative that HIM professionals keep their coding skills sharp but they also need to do their due diligence in increasing their awareness of the pathophysiology of the major disease process in their environment…We will take a look at 4 top disease processes.

CEUs: 1.0 – Clinical Data Management

Speaker: Felicia Thomas, RHIT, CCS, CIC, CPC, CIC-I, CCDS

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Data Analytics and Population Health Management

March 10, 2017
1:00 PM –  2:00 PM CT

CEU: 1.0 – Clinical Data Management

HIM professionals will learn the challenges and opportunities of using data analytics for population health management. Topics covered will include challenges with combining data, the scope of population health analytics, tools for analysis and data mining. Future frontiers will also be explored. There will be time reserved for questions at the end of the presentation.

Presented by: Susan Fenton, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA

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Outpatient CDI: Exploring New Opportunities

March 24, 2017
9:00 – 10:00 AM CT
Please Note – The time has been changed for this webinar. It will now begin at 9:00 AM CT

Speakers:

Joan Marie Dion, RHIA, CPHQ, CPHQ, CDIP, CCDS, CRC, CPC
Berkley Research Group, LLC

Bonnie Peters, CCDS, CDIP, CCS-P, CPC, CRC, COC, CPC-I, CDEO
Berkley Research Group, LLC

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Interventional Radiology Question and Answer Session

May 4, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

The Mississippi Health Information Management Association will host an Interventional Radiology Question/Answer session.

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E&M / CPT Question and Answer Session

April 6, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

Mississippi Health Information Management Association will host an E&M / CPT Q/A Question/Answer session.

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ICD-10 Question and Answer Session

March 2, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

Mississippi Health Information Management Association will host an ICD-10 Question/Answer session.

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Taking the Sting out of Injection and Infusion Coding

One hour webinar

This presentation defines and reviews the rules of coding injection and infusion services.

Speaker: Paula DeFreece, CCS

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Hierarchical Condition Categories

The webinar will describe and discuss Hierarchical condition codes on risk adjustment and impact on documentation.

Speaker: Mary Meysenburg, RHIA, CCS

One hour webinar
CEU: 1.0 – External Forces

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Coding Webinar Series

January – CHF and MI

This presentation will delve into the pathophysiology of heart failure and myocardial infarction, relevant documentation and clinical indicators, and details of diagnosis coding.  Special attention will be given to recognition of clues in the medical record that can govern coding choices as well as guide decisions in querying for these important and prevalent cardiac conditions which are common both as principal diagnoses and comorbidities.

1 CEU: Clinical Foundations


February – Endoscopy CPT and Diagnosis Coding

Coding for colonoscopies and EGDs is extremely common yet often frustrating.  We will go through basic coding of these procedures in their usual versions as well as some special variations such as jejunoscopy.  This presentation will help you decipher the sometimes, confusing documentation and work through the concepts of screening exams, their indications, and conversions to therapeutic procedures.  Related diagnosis coding for GI disorders will also be reviewed.

1 CEU: Clinical Foundations

Speaker: Ed O’Beirne, MHS, CCS, CDIP

All Webinars are pre-recorded. Each session will be accessible on the following dates:

January – CHF and MI – Available on 1/25/17 by noon.

February – Endoscopy CPT and Diagnosis Coding – Available by 2/22/17 by noon.

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MACRA, the Quality Payment Program and the Role of Data

Objective: Dr. Michael Marron-Stearns, CPC, CFPC, MD, Founder and CEO of Apollo HIT, LLC will provide an in depth dive into the new world of MACRA. CMS issued a final rule on October 14, 2016 that puts MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP(Children’s Hospital Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act into practice effective January 1, 2017. This webinar will provide you with the key components of MACRA for successful implementation in your clinic or hospital. The overall goal of MACRA is to switch from a fee for service payment model to a value and quality based payment model. There is significant financial incentives as well as penalties for not complying with MACRA. With 2017, right around the corner, now is the time to begin your preparations for redefined Medicare payments in the future. This webinar will provide you with a foundation to understand what is required and assist you in planning to meet these requirements.

Presenter: Dr. Michael Marron-Stearns, CPC, CFPC, MD

Recommended Attendees: Physician practices, including clinic managers, coding and billing staff. Hospitals who employee and bill for physicians, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and/or nurse anesthetists. This would include ER physicians, Pathologists, Hospitalists.

CEU: 1.0 – External Forces

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Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) Certification Prep Workshop

NEW CLASS! Start Date: February 20, 2017
Beginner to Intermediate level

This self-paced course is designed for those with some knowledge of health information and data analysis. The online course materials are available to you 24 hours a day/7 days week, so you can fit learning into your personal schedule.

Those who work in health data analysis can learn and earn this AHIMA national certification to validate their mastery of these important job tasks. National certification confirms your knowledge and skill regarding the acquisition, management, analysis, interpretation, and transformation of health care data into accurate, consistent, and timely information. In addition, you can provide evidence of your ability to merge the “big picture” strategic vision with day-to-day details.

CHDA-credentialed professionals have proof of their wide scope of organizational knowledge and the ability to communicate with individuals and groups at multiple levels, both internally and externally.

Earning the CHDA designation can help you:

  • Achieve recognition of expertise
  • Validate mastery and specialized competence
  • Differentiate knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrate professionalism and commitment
  • Exhibit broad organizational knowledge
  • Facilitate professional development
  • Leverage the strength of AHIMA credentials

Eligibility

Candidates must meet one of the following eligibility requirements to sit for the CHDA examination:

  • Healthcare information management credential (RHIT®) and minimum of three (3) years of healthcare data experience; OR
  • Baccalaureate degree and a minimum of three (3) years of healthcare data experience
  • Healthcare information management credential (RHIA®); OR
  • Master’s in Heath Information Management (HIM) or Health Informatics from an accredited school; OR
  • Master’s or higher degree and one (1) year of healthcare data experience

CEUs: 6.0

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ICD-10-PCS ONLINE Workshop

Start Date: March 20, 2017
Beginner to Intermediate level

Whether you have never coded procedures before or are just new to ICD-10-PCS, this self-paced course is for you! The online course materials are available to you 24 hours a day/7 days week, so you can fit learning into your personal schedule.

ICD-10-PCS (International Classification of Diseases-10th Revision-Procedure Coding System) is the code set used to report facility procedures, services, and treatments provided to inpatients. This self-paced, online course will provide you with the details about determining codes from this new system.

The ICD 10 PCS procedure code set is used solely by hospitals for reporting hospital inpatient procedures (see 45 CFR part 162)

 In addition to explanations of how to use these codes, there will be many opportunities to practice as you are learning with real (redacted) hospital records, and quizzes to earn continuing education units (CEU):

The workshop will be constructed of eight (8) parts:

  1. Introduction to ICD-10-PCS
  2. Medical and Surgical Section
  3. Obstetrics Section
  4. Placement, Administration, and Measurement and Monitoring Sections
  5. Extracorporeal Assistance and Performance and Extracorporeal Therapies Sections
  6. Osteopathic, Other Procedures, Chiropractic Sections
  7. Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy sections
  8. Physical Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Audiology, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment, and New Technology Sections

The current 2016 code set will be covered, including the proposed 2017 changes.

There are 10 CE’s available for this workshop

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ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Workshop

Start Date: March 6, 2017
Beginner to Intermediate level

Whether you have never coded diagnoses before or are just new to ICD-10-CM, this self-paced course is for you!

The online course materials are available to you 24 hours a day/7 days week, so you can fit learning into your personal schedule.

The basics of coding and the components of the ICD-10-CM code set are broken out, followed by a separate folder for each “chapter” [body system].

Every folder includes reading material complete with:

  • Realistic coding cases provide abstracting and coding practice, including step-by-step directions to determining the correct code, how many codes, and proper sequencing.
  • A&P descriptions, illustrations, and information on signs and symptoms enhance comprehension of the coding process, especially when creating queries to request additional information from providers.
  • Interactive exercises provide additional reinforcement.
  • Guidance Connection feature directs students directly to the applicable Official Guidelines, including specific Section, Chapter, and Subsection.
  • BONUS: One folder with more than 50 scenarios and case studies to practice coding and test yourself.

You will have until the beginning of September 2017 to finish and earn 10 CEUs.

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CCS & CCS-P Exam Prep ONLINE Workshop

Start Date: Feb 27, 2017

ONLINE workshop!   CCS track and CCS-P track available!

This online workshop offers two separate options to choose from! Choose the CCS track or choose the CCS-P track! Sign up early!  Space is limited!

CCS TRACK:
This workshop will help you better prepare to sit for AHIMA’s CCS certification exam.  This workshop is designed to provide individuals in their FINAL stages of preparing to take the CCS exam. This workshop is designed also to strengthen and reinforce competencies for ALL sections of the exam – not just the coding portion! Please note that all sections (domains) of the exam will be covered along with coding practice using ICD 10.

CCS-P TRACK:
This workshop will help you better prepare to sit for AHIMA’s CCS-P certification exam.  This workshop is designed to provide individuals in their FINAL stages of preparing to take the exam. This workshop is designed also to strengthen and reinforce competencies for ALL sections of the exam – not just the coding portion! Please note that all sections (domains) of the exam will be covered along with coding practice.

WHO SHOULD REGISTER?  Anyone in their FINAL stages of preparing to take the CCS or CCS-P EXAMINATION!  Note: This online workshop will not teach you how to code! Participants should have solid coding knowledge and be ready to take the exam.

CEUs: 6.0

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RHIA or RHIT Exam Prep Workshop

Start Date: Feb 13, 2017

Choose the workshop for the exam you are preparing for!

These online workshops are designed to provide individuals in their FINAL stages of preparing to take the exam with the knowledge needed to better prepare for the examinations. These workshops are also designed to strengthen and reinforce competencies for ALL domains of the exam!

CEUs: 6.0

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Coding Roundtable Webinar

December 10, 2016
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET

Clinical Documentation Improvement – An HIM Perspective

  • We will take a look at 4 top disease processes.

Speaker: Felicia Thomas, RHIT CCS CIC CPC CPC-I CCDS

CEU: 1.0 – Clinical Data Management

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Unlocking the Door to Quality Payment Programs for MACRA

Four-Part Webinar Series

Healthcare is rapidly changing and we must be involved in ensuring our organizations are successful but most importantly ensure we can reach our ultimate goal for total population health management for our patients and communities. We have been on a quality journey for a number of years now but with the upcoming changes, the impact will be greater than ever. Attend this workshop to understand this structure, see how you fit in, and launch your organization to take ahold of the quality revenue cycle. Preparation pays off.

Webinar 1-3 will be pre-recorded and available by 12 PM, ET on the dates below.

Webinar 1: November 9, 2016
Webinar 2: November 16, 2016
Webinar 3: November 23, 2016
Webinar 4: December 7, 2016 – A live webinar Q&A to answer questions.

Speaker: Sharon Easterling, MHA, RHIA, CCS, CDIP

CEUs: 1.0 – Clinical Data Management (for each webinar)

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Risk Adjustment HCC Coding – Adjusting to Risk Coding

May 17, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

This seminar will introduce coding professionals to the “World of HCC Coding”. Information will be dispersed regarding the CMS Risk Adjustment Program, including but not limited to guidelines, categories, documentation needs, and a high level explanation of the program. In addition, we will discuss the reimbursement cycle and how it effects the revenue cycle. We will also discuss who uses this program now and what to look for in the future [MACRA]. You will learn a good variety of HCC and how proper documentation and coding of them is vital to the overall program. The seminar will explain which code set is used, what documentation is approved, and when you can capture them. The seminar will also review some of the uniqueness of Risk Adjustment and how HIM professionals can assist in implementing a successful program.

1 CEU – Domain: Clinical Data Management

Presented by: Carl W. Costa, RHIT, CDIP, CPC, CHTS-TR, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

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FY 2017 ICD-10 Update

A new on-demand webinar is now available that will provide a high-level overview on the fiscal year 2017 updates made to the following:

  • ICD-10-PCS Official Coding Guideline Update
  • ICD-10-PCS Codes
  • ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guideline Update
  • ICD-10-CM Codes
  • MS-DRG Updates (IPPS Final Rule)

The focus of the training session will be on significant changes for the acute care inpatient coding setting. Directions to resources for the detailed changes will also be provided.

CEus: 3.0 – Clinical Data Management

Presented by Margaret Foley, PhD, RHIA, CCS
AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Approved Trainer

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Beyond Coding: The Ins and Outs of Facility Billing

April 19, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

This seminar will provide HIM professionals with an understanding of the ins and outs of billing including bill types 111, 121, and 131. In addition, the seminar will provide an understanding of the requirements for the Medicare 2-Midnight and 3-day (72-hour) outpatient/inpatient requirements, split billing versus separate accounts, time frames for rebilling versus appeal of rejections and denials, and documentation requirements for certain high-dollar or high utilization procedures such as pacemakers, joint replacements and cataract surgery. Understand how coding may be able to solve certain billing issues.

1 CEU. Domain: Clinical Data Management

Presented by: Barbara J. Flynn, RHIA, CCS, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

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Coding with ICD-10-PCS

February 8, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

This seminar will provide HIM professionals with an understanding of the proper use of ICD-10-PCS coding.In addition, the seminar will provide an understanding of the root operations’ meanings.Bring your questions and we will work together to determine accurate, and supportable, answers.
1 CEU. Domain: Clinical Data Management
Presenter: Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

CrossFit Your Coding Career

Alternative approaches to advancing your coding career

January 11, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

This seminar will provide HIM professionals with alternative and non-traditional approaches to developing their career. We will share real-life examples of HIM professionals who have been able to use their careers in coding, transcription, and chart completion to springboard into the high-demand roles of the future. We will also present the critical educational components required for these new roles, and what skill-sets, both HIM and non-HIM, employers are looking for.

1 CEU – Domain: Clinical Data Management

Presented by: Shawn Wells, BS, RHIT, CHDA

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ICD-10-PCS Focus on Spinal Procedures

December 16, 2016
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Discuss the PCS coding for Spinal procedures.

Presented by: Ed O’Beirne PA, MHS, CCS, CDIP

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CPT Update 2017

December 7, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

The 2017 CPT changes pose some challenges. There are significant updates this year. For example, new codes have been created to identify code pairs that have been determined to be performed together 75 percent or more of the time, resulting in referral to the CPT Editorial Panel for bundling.

There are also new codes to describe procedures such as cryoblation of phantom limb pain as well as quite a few extensions to existing Category III codes that are not ready for inclusion in the Category 1 codes.

FHIMA’s December 7, CPT Updates Coding Roundtable is a great opportunity to meet the following objectives:

1) Become familiar with the most significant changes and new codes, including the newly bundled services with examples
2) Discuss the changes in global values from “stand-alone (global concept does not apply)” to “Code related to another service and always included in the global period of the other service” for services that will be changed to add-on codes
3) Discuss the most significant codes that will be deleted from Category I and Category III
4) Review examples of the impact of key changes to reimbursement

1 CEU – Domain: Clinical Data Management

Presented by: Brandy Ziesemer, MA, RHIA, CCS

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ICD-10 Update 2017

October 1, 2016 is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get up to speed on the FY 2017 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS changes. There are significant updates this year to guidelines and codes in both systems. For example, there are 3,827 new ICD-10-PCS codes; most of which are in the cardiovascular and lower joint body systems.

FHIMA’s Roundtable is a great opportunity to meet the following objectives:

  1. Discuss the most significant changes to ICD-CM Guidelines with examples
  2. Summarize changes to ICD-CM codes – especially the new codes
  3. Discuss the significant new codes added to ICD-PCS with example
  4. Briefly discuss the impact of the coding updates on documentation and DRG’s

1 CEU. Domain: Clinical Data Management

Presented by: Brandy Ziesemer, AHMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

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