Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) Coding

Why should healthcare organizations care about HCCs?

With Medicare Advantage enrollment doubling in the last decade and continue growth is expected healthcare organizations can expect that Medicare Advantage patient numbers will grow and that will increase the number of contracts and potential bonuses hospitals can achieve via those contracts and via accurate coding and capture of HCCs.

We no longer can divide healthcare organizations and physicians and payer – we are all entwined.

See what you can do about HCCs in your organization.

Speaker: Lori Matherne, RHIA, CCS

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

Start Date: July 30, 2018

End Date: September 24, 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 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 so candidates who are RHIT credentialed and hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree are now eligible to sit for the RHIA exam.

CHPS Exam Prep Online Course

Start Date: July 16, 2018
End Date: August 27, 2018

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 6 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!

The Data Driven Organization

July 27, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

An Healthcare professional shares direct experience with providing direction for how to transitions to a data – driven healthcare organization.

The Objectives/ Goals of this Live Webinar are as follows :

  1. Understanding the Current State
  2. Data Driven Organizations
  3. Systems
  4. Teams
  5. Culture
  6. Key Takeaways

Speaker: Erin Mastagni – ECG Management Consultants

Coding Roundtable: Ding! Ding! Saved By The Bell – Carilion Clinic

June 29, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

The VHIMA Coding Roundtable is presenting webinars focusing on coding auditing and compliance programs in hospitals throughout the state. This is Round 2 of the series. This presentation will be led by the Organizational Integrity and Compliance staff at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. They will discuss the basics of their compliance program.

Presenters:

Kristin Meador, MHA, RHIT, CHC
Compliance Audit Director
Organizational Integrity & Compliance
Carilion Clinic

Jennifer D. Smith, BBA, CHC, CPMA, CPC, COC, CRC
Compliance Senior Auditor
Organizational Integrity & Compliance

Stacey Barbour, BS, CCS
DRG Compliance Auditor
Organizational Integrity & Compliance

ICD-10-PCS Spinal Fusion Coding: Dissecting the Operative Report

June 28, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MT

This lunch and learn webinar will present case studies for complex spinal procedures and apply coding guidelines and Coding Clinic advice to arrive at the correct ICD-10-PCS codes.

Objectives:

  • Review pertinent spinal anatomy
  • Describe spinal fusion procedure intent
  • Determine which procedures are integral to spinal fusion and which should be coded separately
  • Identify components of the operative report necessary for ICD-10-PCS code assign

Speaker: Kristi Pollard, senior consultant at Haugen Consulting Group