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CRANE 41st Regional Annual Meeting

October 24 7:00 AM - October 25 4:00 PM EDT
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October 25 - October 28
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November 4 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
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November 5 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
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Featured Virtual Education


Inspector General Coding Considerations

November 16, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

Discussion of how the Medical Services Division utilizes knowledge of coding to accomplish the agency’s mission.

Office of Inspector General – Texas Health & Human Services Commission

CEU: 1.0 – External Forces

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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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Coding for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

October 25, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

This seminar will provide HIM professionals with an educational review on the Anatomy & Physiology of the Coronary Artery Bypass Graft and how to appropriately assign ICD-10-PCS codes based upon physician documentation. Bring your questions and we will work together to determine accurate and supportable answers.

CEU: 1.0 – Clinical Data Management

Presented by: Michelle Hooper, RHIA

Michelle Hooper is currently the HIM Education Manager for CHRISTUS Health. Michelle graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelors of Science in Health Information Management. She is an active member of AHIMA and TxHIMA.

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Covering Your Assets Tips for Interventional Radiology Procedures

Coding & Documentation Tips for Interventional Radiology Procedures

October 12, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Interventional radiology is a specialty that is fraught with coding errors and is notorious for its many challenges. This webinar will feature a discussion of coding rules for complex vascular procedures and some non-vascular interventional procedures to avoid common coding mistakes. Procedures discussed will be: dialysis access maintenance, embolization, stent placement, lower extremity revascularization, urinary and biliary procedures.

1 CEU. Domain: Clinical Data Management

Presented by: Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, CIRCC, RCC

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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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Productivity – Friend or Foe?

During this session we will discuss what elements, distractions and other responsibilities that impact coding productivity and the impact of ICD-10 implementation. Where were we in October and where are we now with productivity. I will share the most up to date information that we have for productivity and the standards that coders are being held to. We will discuss how coders can improve their productivity and some of the tools that are available.

1 CEU – Management Development

Presented by: Cindy M. Smith, RHIT, CCS

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2017 ICD-10 CM and PCS Update Review

A review of the new CM & PCS codes for October 1, 2016.

Learning objectives include:

  1. Examine new codes added to the ICD-10-CM/PCS effective 10/1/2016
  2. Discuss pertinent ICD-10-CM code revisions and deletions for FY 2017
  3. Review clinical information for significant ICD-10-CM/PCS changes

CEUs: 2.0 – Clinical Data Management

Presented by: Mary H. Stanfill, MBI, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA, AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer and Natalie Sartori, M.Ed., RHIA, AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer

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ICD-10-CM Code Changes for 2017

This webinar will focus on the ICD-10-CM code changes for 2017. There are a total of approximately 2,670 code additions, deletions and revisions to the existing code set. In this webinar we will present an overview of the more notable code changes in the ICD-10-CM code set and the role of the ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee.

1 CEU – Clinical Data Management

Presented by: Deborah Balentine, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CHTS-TR

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ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Update

Welcome to October 1, 2016

This ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Update is the place you want to be to learn about the new codes.

What is in store for us with the coding update? How about 1, 943 new codes, 422 revised codes and 305 deleted codes for ICD-10-CM and if that is not enough what about PCS? 3,827 new codes, 491 revised titles, and 12 deleted codes. We will review then PCS root operations values as well as any documentation changes.

ICD-10-CM Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines have some major changes that can impact MS-DRG, POA and HAC reporting. We will spend some in-depth time reviewing these major guideline changes

This workshop is designed to have you prepared for the onslaught of new codes and a review of any coding guideline changes as well as a review of any tabular and index changes that will affect code assignment in ICD-10-CM and PCS.

Mark your calendar you do not want to miss this live event.

CEUs: 2.0 – Clinical Data Management

Presented by: Mary Gregory, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CPC, CCS-P, CPC-I

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The Impact of Clinical Documentation on Publicly Reported Quality Measures

There are numerous websites reporting on quality initiatives with a wide array of outcomes. Understanding how the data is driven serves as a foundation to develop and implement a strategic plan to achieve appropriate outcomes.

1 CEU – Performance Improvement

Presented by: Joni Dion, RHIA, CDIP, CCDS, CRC CPC

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Geo-Spatial Data Resource Training

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Geo-Spatial Data Resource Training”

The courses listed here are free, however they do not offer any AHIMA CEU’s. The first training, titled An Introduction to GIS and Public Health, is intended for users with little or no experience working with GIS. It should approximately take three to four hours to complete. The subsequent three trainings (Organizing Principles, Data Management, and Analysis) are each part of a larger curriculum and may take more time to complete. These trainings have extended information including slideshows, exercises, and data.

The training content on this page is the product of the GIS Surveillance for Heart Disease, Stroke, and Other Chronic Diseases in State and Local Health Departments project. These materials were developed collaboratively for selected state health departments under the guidance of the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI) at Rice University, with input from participating states and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This GIS capacity-building project was designed to help state and local health departments apply GIS techniques in four areas:

  • Document the burden of heart disease, stroke, and other chronic diseases.
  • Build and strengthen partnerships.
  • Inform and guide policy and program decisions.
  • Facilitate integration and collaboration within and between state and local health departments, with a focus on chronic disease prevention and treatment.

Getting Started with GIS

An Introduction to GIS and Public Health
This training is designed for public health professionals with little or no experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Participants will receive instruction on the use of GIS software and an introduction to commonly used and readily available data sources. At the end of the training participants will have created several statewide and county level thematic map(s) illustrating the use relevant data for public health applications.

GIS Training Curriculum

Organizing Principles: An Introduction to GIS
This training provides an introduction to some of the basic themes and concepts of GIS and hands-on use of ArcGIS Desktop software.

Data Management: Creation, Edition and Maintenance of Spatial Data
This training offers guidance and practice for the customization/creation of data to suit specialized GIS needs.

Analysis: Applied Analysis Techniques for GIS in Chronic Disease
This training introduces several useful pieces of analytical GIS functionality with health applications including: network analysis, spatial analysis and hotspot analysis.


Data Analytics Webinar Series

A three-part webinar series will offer members an opportunity to learn how to analyze healthcare data using MS Excel and the open-source data analytics software platform, R. The webinar will include tutorials on how to carry out basic and advanced analytical techniques including data acquisition, data summaries, data preparation, and data visualization. Each webinar will run 1-hr in length and will be recorded for later use and dispersal.

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