Coding Roundtable: “Inpatient Rehabilitation Coding”

May 15, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

This presentation will focus on the intricacies of inpatient rehabilitation facility coding. The differences between IRF prospective payment and inpatient hospital prospective payment. Strategies to prevent denials.


  • Inpatient Rehab Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) coding- what you need to know
  • Maximizing IRF reimbursement, IGCs and CMS 13
  • Common Rehab coding challenges
  • Ensuring proper coding acuity and avoiding RAC denials
  • Questions

Presenter: Erin Head, MBA, RHIA, CHDA, CHTS-TR

2018 DCHIMA Annual Meeting

Friday, May 4, 2018
8:45 AM – 5:15 PM ET

CEUs: 7.0

AHIMA Annual CSA Update
Jill Clark, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA, MBA – Director, AHIMA Board of Directors

HIM Reimagined
Jill Clark, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA, MBA – Director, AHIMA Board of Director

The Experience on Culture of Information Use in Developing Countries
Tariq Azim

HIM Through A Different Lens: HIM Entrepreneurship Opportunities
Dr. Zakevia D. Green-Lawson, Ph.D., MSEd, MSHA, LHRM, RHIA, FAHIMA, BCSC

Physician Coding & Compliance
Dr. Shelley Safian, Ph.D., RHIA, HCISPP, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I

Navigating Through Internal Audits
Angela Roeder, RHIA, CCS-P

Session To Be Announced


Coding Roundtable: Ding! Ding! Saved By The Bell

April 13, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

This round of the VHIMA Coding Roundtable will feature the Coding Supervisor and Coding Compliance Auditors from Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA. They will discuss their coding review program for coding validation audits.

Kim Wolkowicz-Coding Compliance Auditor
Dina Castillo-Coding Compliance Auditor
Jennifer Iman-Coding Supervisor
Gloria Litton-Coding Manager

RHIT or RHIA Exam Prep Online Workshop

Start Date: May 14, 2018

End Date: July 9, 2018

Choose the workshop for the exam you are preparing for!

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 domains of the exam!

2018 SCHIMA Coastal Region Virtual Coding Roundtable

April 6, 2018
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET

1:30-2:30 – First Quarter Coding Clinic for 2018

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine important coding advice & clarifications pertaining to ICD-10-CM reporting.
  • Review important coding advice & clarifications pertaining to ICD-10-PCS reporting.
  • *Review anatomy and other pertinent clinical information important to understanding ICD-10-CM/PCS recommendations.
  • Examine some of the proposed FY 2019 ICD-10-CM changes discussed at the September 2017 ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting

Speakers: Laura Nardone, RHIA, CCS and Marcy Blitch, RHIA, CCS, CIC

2:30-3:30 – Assessing Coding Quality Data in ICD-10 through Quality Assurance

  • Different metrics that are used to track coding quality• How to zero in on effective coding education based on QA
  • Review of the coding quality data and the trends identified
  • System developed to audit a large group of coders (hundreds) yet still provide value to each coder
  • Review how QA tools can provide efficiency and improve coder-to-auditor communication and workflows

Speakers: Christopher Gaarlandt, MS, RHIA, CDIP and Lisa Marks

Physician Coding and Compliance

April 19, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

This presentation shares insights as to how every physician’s office or outpatient facility can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their reimbursement process – with coding and billing techniques that will ensure legal and ethical billing and optimize reimbursement.


  • Identify staff actions that do not comply with laws and regulations
  • Apply internal process adjustments to achieve legal, optimal reimbursement
  • Create an office culture of legal and ethical behaviors while maximizing revenue

Speaker: Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, HCISPP, CCS-P, COC