Coding: Respiratory Failure, Renal Failure, and Congestive Heart Failure

November 10, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

Respiratory Failure is high on the list of RACs and the OIG, due to documentation concerns and the need for clinical indicators and treatment, as is Acute Renal Failure which has been replaced with the new term, Acute Kidney Injury. Congestive Heart Failure is another diagnosis high on the list of RACs and OIG. The Acuity in CHF is important for physicians to document, as it will be reflected through different codes, and can affect DRG’s/reimbursement. This presentation will cover documentation elements needed to establish appropriate severity and DRGs. Applications and scenarios for reporting the new codes, as well as reimbursement potentials, from a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services perspective, will be addressed.

Speaker: Stacy Hardin, RHIT, CCS, AHIMA Approved ICD 10 CM/PCS Trainer

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PCS Vascular (Arteriovenous Anastomosis, Dialysis Circuit, and Lower Extremity Revascularization)

October 20, 2017
12:00 -1:00 PM CT

This presentation will include arterial and venous procedures, specifically arteriovenous anastomosis creation, dialysis circuit interventions, and lower extremity revascularization. We will also cover the new 2017 dialysis circuit intervention codes: 36901-36909. Applications and scenarios for reporting the new codes, as well as reimbursement potentials, from a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services perspective, will be addressed.

Speaker: Stacy Hardin, RHIT, CCS, AHIMA Approved ICD 10 CM/PCS Trainer

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Hot Topics in Inpatient Coding 2017

July 28, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

RAC audits include new DRGs for complex review. This presentation will cover CC and MCCs as they relate to: Anemia, Bone Mass Index, Chest Pain, Debridement, Decubitus Ulcers, Respiratory Diagnoses, Sepsis, Altered Mental Status & Encephalopathy, Lysis of adhesions, and Post-acute care transfers. Applications and scenarios for reporting the new codes, as well as reimbursement potentials, from a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services perspective, will be addressed.

Speaker: Stacy Hardin, RHIT, CCS, AHIMA Approved ICD 10 CM/PCS Trainer

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CHPS Exam Prep Online Workshop

Start Date: August 1, 2017

The CHPS credentialed professional is an expert in protecting the confidentiality, privacy, and security of patient health information from development and implementation to ongoing management and training of the workforce. The CHPS professional has the background and experience to understand and apply all federal and state regulations to ensure compliance across various types of healthcare organizations.

This course has four (4) modules, covering information for each of the 4 domains of the exam. Each module consists of a PowerPoint presentation + a CEU quiz. There is an ongoing discussion forum for you to ask any questions you may have, ask for clarifications, confirmations, or explanations for any of the content. The professional who will be your facilitator will provide answers for you within 48 hours.

The workshop will be open for 4 weeks and is accessible 24/7. 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 sections of the exam!

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Leadership Webinar – Resonant Leadership

This second installment of the NCHIMA Leadership Series presentation, “Resonant Leadership,” will help those in management positions to:

  • Apply Resonant Leadership in their facilities
  • Understand Why Resonant Leadership and Emotional Intelligence are important
  • Explain how this leadership type gets rooted in the organization and how to nurture it for sustainable growth
  • Know How Resonant Leadership is related to increased employee motivation and production
  • How to recognize success with Resonant Leadership

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

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A Coder’s Response to Recovery Auditors

Understanding the Top 6 Most Expensive Inpatient Diagnoses

June 16, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

  • Receive specific guidance for facilities responding to Recover Auditors 2018 statement of work
  • Provides targeted experience with top diagnoses and documentation challenges
  • Learn information regarding regulations and concepts regarding ICD-=10-CM coding and DRG assignment
  • Facilitation staff compliance with the Office Coding Guidelines and AHA’s Coding Clinic instructions

Speaker: Laura Legg, RHIT, CCS, CDIP

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