Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Certification Exam Prep Online 8-week course

Start Date: Monday, October 8, 2018
End Date: Monday, December 3, 2018

Choose the workshop for the exam you are preparing for RHIA or RHIT!!

These online workshops are designed to provide individuals in their FINAL stages of preparing to take either the RHIA or RHIT 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!

AHIMA recently revised the exam content outline for both the RHIA and RHIT exams. The new exam content outline launched on January 2, 2018 and the beta testing period ended on April 19, 2018; test takers will now receive their results immediately following completion of the exam. AHIMA also recently revised the eligibility requirements on a Proviso for candidates who are RHIT credentialed and hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree are now eligible to sit for the RHIA exam.

SCHIMA Midlands Region Web Series

December 4, 2018 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
The Path to Success in Proactive Denials Management & Prevention

Of an estimated $3 trillion in healthcare claims submitted to insurance payors in 2016, $262B of those were denied. At the same time, the average cost of reworking a denied claim has increased, to over $100 per claim. Keeping cost to collect low and denials overturn success rates high is a multifaceted challenge that requires analytics, technology, and staffing education and support. Join us for an informational presentation geared towards collections and denials professionals to learn proven strategies for protecting revenue and minimizing cost to collect. Hear how providers are tackling denials to improve billing processes for denials prevention.

After this webinar, attendees will be able to:

– Learn how providers can identify root causes of their denials and targeted interventions
– Understand how to best manage payor specific policy changes
– Learn how provides can leverage analytics to uncover trends in their data
– Hear discussion of best practices in workflow and productivity tracking

Speaker: Glen Reiner, RN, BSN


December 6, 2018 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
How to Implement Successful Appeal Writing

This presentation will briefly cover aspects of the denial letter and determining how and what should be appealed. We will point out ways to best determine if the appeal should be a diagnosis/clinical validation versus a coding appeal.

We will also discuss some of current types of denials and ways to successfully appeal them. Examples as well as references will be provided.

Speaker: Malissa Powers, BS, RHIT, CCS

December 11, 2018 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Roles Within the Revenue Cycle for HIM Professionals

During this presentation we will define revenue cycle management, discuss major functions of revenue cycle management, highlight the importance of revenue cycle management and key measures, discuss the role of HIM professionals within the revenue cycle and describe what a successful revenue cycle management program entails.

Speaker: Tracey Tomak, RHIA, PMP


December 13, 2018 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Keeping Secure in a Cloud Based World

Attendees will hear about security in a cloud computing environment. The presenters will lay out the pros and cons of cloud computing, go into hidden costs involved with securing a cloud environment, and discuss some of the pitfalls from a regulatory and legal landscape and things that can be done to evade those issues. Finally, they will go over access controls and data protection in a cloud environment.

As we move forward with technologies, there are some trends that seem to move to the forefront of technology. Cloud based applications have been around for over a decade now and it appears that they are here to stay. With that, the securing of data in a cloud-based world is imperative to the healthcare industry. Is it safe to place PHI in the cloud? What about access control? Is encryption available? What about monitoring?

Scott Ruthe and Daniel Sergile will move through the murky and sometime perilous waters of healthcare in the cloud. With their 40+ years of combined security experience we will look at different critical issues and ideas for securing a cloud-based application. Not only from the risk perspective, but the additional costs involved with securing your critical health data in the cloud.

Speaker: Daniel Sergile

Fine Tune Your Coding Productivity Tracking and Monitoring Processes

Now that ICD-10 implementation is completed, it’s time to revitalize your coding productivity tracking and monitoring processes. Learn key productivity indicators for your coding functional area. Discover how implementing tracking and key productivity measures can maximize performance. Make managing productivity a healthy habit, not a headache. Learn how to:

  • Set production standards and recognize the pitfalls
  • Track and trend data
  • Establish metrics and key indicators for productivity tracking
  • Identify common units of services to measure
  • Use results to support budgeting, staffing and performance

Speaker: Kris Knight, MBA, RHIA

Coding Roundtable – CPT 2019

December 6, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Our Coding Roundtable will discuss the significant changes to CPT for 2019 that will become effective January 1, 2019. We will include case scenarios to provide examples to clarify proper implementation, including: confirming medical necessity, MUEs and any changes in the documentation guideline for assigning E&M codes for physicians.

Speaker: Dr. Shelley C. Safian

Moving from Denials Management to Denials Prevention

October 26, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

Moving from Denials Management to Denials Prevention

  • How to define standard categories for denials and write-offs.
  • Discuss consistent reporting based on these categories.
  • Identify key stakeholders to meet consistently to reduce denials and write-offs.

Speaker: Tracey A. Tomak, RHIA, PMP

How to Prepare for an Emergency Department Audit

October 26, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

Prepare to Avoid an Outpatient Audit: Coding & Charge Capture in the Emergency Department

1. Review of external pressures for proper charge capture in the ED.
2. Review of leveling methodologies for patients seen in the ED.
3. Review of proper coding for infusion, injection and hydration services.

This will include specific what to watch for situations to
avoid compliance issues.

Speaker: Michael Rosenfeld, CPC