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Upcoming Events

Sep 03

OAHIMA Coding Workshop: ICD-10-PCS Updates

September 3 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Sep 07

NCHIMA/LHIMA Data Analytics Webinar Series: Part 1

September 7 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Sep 08
Sep 09

North GHIMA Quarterly Meeting

September 9 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM EDT
Sep 09

WVHIMA Fall Retreat #1

September 9 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Sep 14

NCHIMA/LHIMA Data Analytics Webinar Series: Part 2

September 14 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Sep 15

WPHIMA ICD-10 Coding Updates 2017

September 15 8:00 AM - 12:45 PM EDT
Sep 15

FHIMA Coding Roundtable: ICD-10 Update 2017 Webinar

September 15 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Sep 15

NEFHIMA Lunch N’ Learn Webinar

September 15 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Sep 15

GHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Update Webinar

September 15 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Featured Virtual Education

Coding Roundtable Webinar: 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 Roundtable Webinar: 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 Roundtable Webinar: Covering Your Assets: 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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Interprofessional Healthcare Informatics


HIM professionals hold diverse roles within the data analysis role for their organizations and physician practices such as data analyst, data managers, informatics professionals, and revenue cycle analysts.

With informatics in healthcare emerging as a separate functional discipline, HIM professionals and others, with both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds, must take steps now to “CrossFit” their education and training in order to support the needs of the contemporary healthcare employer.

University of Minnesota | 10 Week Free Online Course

Starts August 29, 2016!

Title: “Interprofessional Healthcare Informatics” Video Link: https://d1a2y8pfnfh44t.cloudfront.net/ZGiLIDrpZ-0/full/540p/index.mp4

About Professor:

Karen A. Monsen, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor | School of Nursing | www.nursing.umn.edu
Co-Director | Center for Nursing Informatics | www.nursing.umn.edu/icnp/index.htm
Director | Omaha System Partnership | omahasystempartnership.org

University of Minnesota | umn.edu
mons0122@umn.edu | 612-624-0490

Course Snapshot:

Free Online Course
Pace Upcoming
Subject Health Care & Research
Category Biology, Life Sciences, Statistics and Data Analysis
Institution Publisher University of Minnesota
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 2-3 hours a week
Calendar 10 weeks long
Starts: August 29, 2016

Register Here to Start Learning Now! https://www.coursera.org/learn/health-informatics-professional

University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

About the Course:

Interprofessional health care informatics is a graduate-level, hands-on interactive exploration of real informatics tools and techniques. We will be incorporating technology-enabled educational innovations to bring the subject matter to life. Over the 10 weeks that we study together, we will create a vital online learning community and a working healthcare informatics network.

We will explore perspectives of clinicians like dentists, physical therapists, nurses, and physicians in all sorts of practice settings worldwide. Emerging technologies, telehealth, gaming, simulations, and eScience are just some of the topics that we will consider.

Throughout the course, we’ll focus on creativity, controversy, and collaboration – as we collectively imagine and create the future within the rapidly evolving healthcare informatics milieu. All healthcare professionals and IT geeks are welcome!

Course Objectives:

  • Examine theories and frameworks for interprofessional healthcare informatics.
  • Describe the role of standards in electronic health records.
  • Analyze benefits and issues related to electronic health records.
  • Relate informatics to evidence-based practice, decision support, and quality improvement.
  • Describe eScience and new research enabled by big data.
  • Describe ethical implications of interprofessional healthcare informatics.


Week 1 – Information Theory

  • Explore and apply theories of healthcare informatics to professional practice.

Week 2 – Data, Information, Knowledge

  • Explore and apply standardized terminologies to professional practice.

Week 3 – Electronic Health Record (EHR), Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

  • Link EHR use to evidence-based practice

Week 4 – Quality Improvement/ Workflow Analysis/ Redesign

  • Examine quality improvement and principles of workflow analysis and redesign techniques.

Week 5 – Telehealth/ Consumer Health/ Mobile Technology

  • Examine informatics in relationship to new technologies in healthcare.

Week 6 – Community/ Population Health

  • Relate informatics to community and population health.

Week 7 – Education/ Gaming

  • Describe applications of gaming, simulation, and virtual reality tools in healthcare.

Week 8 – Informatics and Ethics

  • Explore ethical issues related to healthcare informatics in the interprofessional context.

Week 9 – Data Exchange and Interoperability

  • Explore interprofessional aspects of healthcare data exchange and interoperability.

Week 10 – Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge

  • Explore the contribution of healthcare informatics to the foundation of knowledge in healthcare.

Register Here to Start Learning Now! https://www.coursera.org/learn/health-informatics-professional


Coding Roundtable Webinar: 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 ManagementPresenter: Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

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Coding Roundtable Webinar: ICD-10 Update 2017

September 15, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

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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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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