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.


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.


  • 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

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 On Demand

Recorded: May 4, 2018
Duration: 7 hours 26 minutes

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 Directors

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

Data Analytics – Shelley Safian, Ph.D., RHIA, HCISPP, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I

Strategies for Outpatient Auditing – Angela Roeder, RHIA, CCS-P

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

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




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

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