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.

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

CHPS Exam Prep Online Workshop

Enrollment Begins: Monday, September 10, 2018

Enrollment Ends: Monday, November 5, 2018

Continuous Enrollment – within 48 hours of registering and paying for the course, you will receive the log-in information directly from FHIMA with your access code and course log-in instructions. Please be aware that if you register on a Friday, you will not receive the log-in information until the following Monday morning.

This course will provide a comprehensive review of the content outline in preparation for the CHPS exam. An overview of test taking skills and test preparation along with specific domain lectures on ethical, legal and regulatory issues; environmental assessments; program management and administration; information technology physical and technical safeguards and investigation compliance and enforcement. Specific case study reviews with detailed synopsis and analysis helps to ensure a solid foundation in privacy and security concepts and practices.

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.

Experience Level: Intermediate (should have at least obtained an RHIA or RHIT previously.

Per AHIMA Eligibility for the CHPS:

Candidates must meet one of the following eligibility requirements for the CHPS examination:

  • Associate’s degree and six (6) years’ experience in healthcare privacy or security management; OR
  • Healthcare Information Management Credential (RHIT®) and minimum of four (4) years of experience in healthcare privacy or security management; OR
  • Baccalaureate degree and a minimum of four (4) years’ experience in healthcare privacy or security management; OR
  • Healthcare Information Management Credential (RHIA®) and minimum of two (2) years’ experience in healthcare privacy or security management; OR
  • Master’s or related degree (JD, MD, PhD) and two (2) years of experience in healthcare privacy and security management.

Course Description: This course has four (4) modules, covering information for each of the 4 domains of the exam. Each module consists of a PowerPoint presentation, with a video lecture (New in this course!!) + 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!

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Coding Roundtable – Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Coding Best Practices Webinar

October 25, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Coding Best Practices

This presentation is for those interested in learning more about coding this specialty to include mental health disorders, substance abuse, and procedures in behavioral health. We will review some best practices for coding appropriate specificity and medical necessity criteria in behavioral health.

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

Coding Roundtable – Just in Time: FY 2019 ICD-10-CM/PCS and IPPS Changes

September 27, 2018
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET

Just in Time: FY 2019 ICD-10-CM/PCS and IPPS Changes

This 90-minute presentation will present the details of the significant changes to ICD-10 CM and PCS including changes to the guidelines and explain the logic of the PCS changes. Fiscal year 2019 IPPS changes related to ICD coding will be presented with explanations.

Speakers:

Barbara J. Flynn, RHIA, CCS, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

Brandy Ziesemer, MA, RHIA, CCS, ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

FY2019 Coding Update Workshop

September 14, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET

Coding Workshop
Question and Answers (as time permits)

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the significant changes in ICD-10 codes effective October 1, 2018
  • Understand potential MS-DRG impact and opportunities for documentation improvement
  • Gain knowledge of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Official Guideline revisions
  • Recall important IPPS updates for FY2019

Speaker: Sandra Routhier, RHIA, CCS, CDIP