Performance Improvement

Development and application of quality processes to ensure quality data is generating consistent and timely quality information, and to develop systems that are flexible and adaptable in a constantly changing healthcare environment (for example, e-HIM®, regulatory changes, and new technology).

Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Online Prep Course

Clinical Documentation Improvement is essential for providers to be successful within fee for service and quality initiatives. Obtaining adequate training for professionals wanting to learn more, improve their knowledgebase or prepare for examination can be costly and difficult.

This is your opportunity to take control of what you how learn and how you learn. Choose the entire set of modules or focus on the module you need and “Put YOURSELF in the Driver’s Seat”!!!

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Leading the Way in Pediatric Clinical Documentation Improvement

October 19, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

Join award-winning HIM professional, Dr. Vijeta Salunkhe, MBBS, MBA, MHA, CCS, CCDS, Clinical Documentation, Improvement Manager, for Pediatric Administration at Baylor Scott and White McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple, Texas as she shares techniques for leadership through CDI.

Speaker: Dr. Vijeta Salunkhe, MBBS, MBA, MHA, CCS, CCDS

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Revenue Cycle for HIM Professionals

September 21, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

With the shift from volume to value, opportunities abound for HIM professionals to play a pivotal part in healthcare revenue cycle management—helping their organizations avoid penalties, meet compliance, ensure proper reimbursement and improve patient outcomes.

According to AHIMA, revenue cycle management positions are in high demand, including the following opportunities:

Revenue cycle auditor, revenue integrity auditor, or revenue integrity analyst—responsible for identifying areas of noncompliance in the areas of coding, charge capture and revenue cycle data collection practices

Revenue cycle manager or revenue cycle integrity coordinator—responsible for working with practice management staff in day-to-day operations on issues related to the revenue cycle functions, and leading process improvement and training

In these positions, the HIM professional focuses on ensuring proper use of information in revenue cycle operations and meeting compliance. Knowledge of regulatory guidelines and requirements is more important than ever—working with staff and providers to make sure all regulations are met and that bills are submitted with accurate and compliant data.

With decades of experience in information governance, HIM is perfectly positioned to guide revenue cycle integrity.

Likewise, clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists are strong candidates for careers in revenue cycle management or auditing. In addition to relevant experience, AHIMA notes some of the most important competencies for recruiters and candidates to consider:

Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to manage multiple projects
Problem-solving and decision-making skills
Ability to analyze financial and operating information
Exceptional leadership skills, especially working with a multidisciplinary team
Ability to work independently and collaboratively

On the auditing side, knowledge and understanding in the following areas is essential:

Medical terminology and coding
State, federal and Medicare regulations
Revenue cycle processes/terminology to communicate corrective action recommendations

HIM is transitioning from a distinct role in the HIM department into a broad range of competencies required to manage information and ensure data integrity throughout the healthcare enterprise.

Join Richard LeBoutillier, MPA, RHIA, CPHQ, CHC, Director, Clinical Revenue Integrity, Conifer Health Solutions and Board Member, TxHIMA, as he covers this important topic: Revenue Cycle for HIM Professionals.

Speaker: Richard LeBoutillier, MPA, CPHQ, CHC

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THIMA 2017 Annual Meeting Revisited

Emerging Technology for Data Analytics and HIM’s Role

Recorded: March 9, 2017

Betty Dunagan, RHIA
Industry Manager, Health Record Solutions
Lexmark

1 CEU – Technology


Solving the Patient Matching Dilemma: Will the real John Doe please stand up?

Recorded: March 8, 2017

Karen Proffitt MHIIM, RHIA, CHP
VP Identity Enterprise Solutions
Just Associates, Inc.

1 CEU – Performance Improvement


What’s Scrum got to do with IT, got to do with IT

Recorded: March 8, 2017

Seth Johnson, MBA, RHIA
Executive Consultant
Lexmark

1 CEU – Management Development


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Revenue Cycle Management: Best Practice Tips

August 24, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

*An HIM professional shares direct experience with HIM centralization, challenges that hinder progress, lessons learned, and strategies for ensuring a successful transition.
*Unbilled accounts reflect what processes are going right and which are not. Centralized versus decentralized coding departments?
*The impact of billing operations has a critical impact on financial performance. Revenue cycle encompasses all the many steps from when a patient first makes an appointment to the time there is no longer a balance on that person’s account. Coding directly impacts discharged not final billed, on-hold accounts due to external causes, and claims edits.
*Are you escalating issues and letting the C-suite know what you are doing for free?

Speaker: Jennifer Stone, RHIA, Coding Manager

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Your Data is Your Voice: Lessons in Clinical Documentation Improvement

August 15, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CT

Industrywide healthcare reforms are seeking to change care delivery and payment through the use of data. Moreover, traditional methods of reimbursement are being abandoned. Recent legislative and policy-making has fast-tracked the shift of healthcare payment to measurable value and quality outcomes. Now more than ever, the data you produce will drive your economic future. This session will explore five best practices to chart a strategic path through data-driven clinical documentation improvement, cultural changes and technologies in a new healthcare landscape.

Speaker: Adele Allison

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Upcoming Meetings

Wed 04

PACR 2017 Annual Conference and Business Meeting

October 4 11:00 AM - October 6 11:45 AM EDT
Wed 04

TxTRA 45th Annual Educational Conference

October 4 12:00 PM - October 6 12:45 PM EDT
Thu 05

TxHIMA Importance of a Complete Syllabus Webinar

October 5 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Fri 06

Charlotte Region Meeting

October 6 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Fri 06

WPHIMA October 2017 Inpatient PPS Updates Webinar

October 6 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT