Career Pathing Your HIM Department

HIM departments across the country are continually challenged to retain their most highly skilled professionals. Quality coders are in high demand and HIM professionals are looking more and more to enhance their career opportunities. As a long time HIM department leader I have experienced first-hand the difficulty of developing career paths for employees. The good news is that the HIM segment is poised for continued growth with job opportunities expected to grow by 15% by 2024. With a little planning and a commitment to your people you can make your facility a “destination” for HIM professionals.

Speaker: Andrea Romero, RHIA – Senior Vice President, HIM Operations, himagine

CEU: 1.0 – Management Development

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“Crossfit Your Career – Forging Elite HIM Fitness”

Principles of Project Management

The College of St. Scholastica is offering a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) at no cost. The course: Principles of Project Management begins May 15 and must be completed by July 7. Registration is open from April 1 – June 1.

Course Description: Principles of Project Management

This course is designed for aspiring project managers or those striving to gain a better understanding of the project management field. The MOOC will provide a robust introduction to the principles of project management and the concepts, tools and techniques that are applicable to any project across most industries.

Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion and/or 40 credit hours toward the Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM®) or Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exam prerequisites through Project Management Institute (PMI) two weeks from date of course completion.

Donna Karch holds a Ph.D. in Information Technology with a specialization in Project Management, a M.S. in Technology Management/Project Management, and a B.S. in Information Systems Management, as well as a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute and will be facilitating the MOOC.

Principles of Project Management
Registration is open from April 1 – June 1
Take advantage of the opportunity to experience
a MOOC firsthand and receive 20 CEUs/PDUs at no charge.

To register please visit

Craig Bridges
Admissions Administrator
(218) 625-4822 | Email Craig

2017 Meaningful Use and MIPS

July 12, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

Alexa Poole, HIT & HIE Pro and Consultant for Gulf Coast Regional Extension Center presents this webinar on 2017 Meaningful Use and the 2017 Advancing Care Information requirements under MIPS, which replaces Meaningful Use for Medicare providers.

Speaker: Alexa Poole, HIT & HIE Pro
Greater Houston Area, including Port Author/Beaumont, Nederland, Orange, Conroe

CEU – 1.0 External Forces

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Building an Effective HCC CDI Process

April 18, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

Hierarchical Condition Category coding is the increasing focus of CDI professionals in 2017. Not only can high-quality HCC improve reimbursement and quality scores in the physician practice, the clinical documentation can assist to more accurately assign DRGs in the inpatient setting as well.

Join us for this thought provoking presentation offering new CDI solutions in the physician practice setting for HCC code assignment. Gain an understanding of how to sell and implement a program and how to encourage physician adoption and collaboration.

Learning Objectives: During the session, participants will:
• Learn steps to plan and implement an effective HCC CDI Process
• Understand the challenges related to HCC coding in the physician practice
• Discuss how HCC capture improves clinical documentation throughout the continuum of care
• Learn tips for physician collaboration and adoption for HCC coding

Presentation Outline:
1. Healthcare landscape and need for a change in CDI program design
2. Demands placed on clinical documentation to support risk adjusted payment programs
3. Steps in planning the HCC CDI program
a. HCC audit
b. Return on investment
c. Selling the idea
d. Data requirements
e. Pilot site(s)
f. Work flow
g. Physician collaboration and adoption
4. HCC capture and DRG assignment
5. Next Steps

Co-Presenters: Pamela Hess, Managing Director, CDI at himagine Solutions Inc.
and Terry Buske, Director of Strategic Business Development at himagine Solutions Inc.

CEU – 1.0 Clinical Data Management

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Outpatient Surgery Coding

April 26, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

Test your knowledge and gain helpful tips to outpatient surgery CPT coding. This presentation will cover modifiers, add-on codes, mutually exclusive procedures, and highlight important CCI guidelines. 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.

Stacy Hardin, RHIT, CCS, AHIMA Approved ICD 10 CM/PCS Trainer
Director of Coding Services for Reimbursement Management Consultants, Inc.

CEU: 1.0 – Clinical Data Management

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Dolbey Computer-Assisted Coding Post-ICD-10

June 13, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT