External Forces

The study of regulatory requirements and the development of appropriate compliance initiatives for policies, procedures, protocols, and technology for hospitals, specialty facilities, and other healthcare providers, which includes the development of systems (for example, e-HIM®) to implement required practices for the Joint Commission and other accrediting bodies, federal and state appropriate rules and regulations (that is, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

New RHIT Competencies

September 13, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

In 2014, the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) adopted curricula requirements created by the Council for Excellence in Education (CEE). All CAHIIM accredited programs must implement the 2014 curricula requirements by August 2017. The Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) has developed a tool-kit to assist programs with the transition to the 2014 competencies.

Join Michelle Millen, Director for the Health Information Management program at Collin College in McKinney, Texas, former chair of the Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) for AHIMA in 2016, and co-chair for the HIM Re-imagined task force and the HIM Awareness initiative in Texas as she offers an overview of the new RHIT competencies.

Michelle holds a Master’s of Science in Clinical Practice Management from Texas Tech University School of Allied Health and a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing and Advertising from the School of Management and the School of Public Communications from Syracuse University.

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2017 Meaningful Use and MIPS

July 12, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

Alexa Poole, HIT & HIE Pro and Consultant for Gulf Coast Regional Extension Center presents this webinar on 2017 Meaningful Use and the 2017 Advancing Care Information requirements under MIPS, which replaces Meaningful Use for Medicare providers.

Speaker: Alexa Poole, HIT & HIE Pro
Greater Houston Area, including Port Author/Beaumont, Nederland, Orange, Conroe

CEU – 1.0 External Forces

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December 5, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 PM CST

This seminar will provide HIM professionals with an understanding of standards for electronic health care transactions and code sets, unique health identifiers, and security, as well as how to comply with Federal privacy protections for individually identifiable health information.

CEU: 1.0 – External Forces

Presented by: Leon Loggins, MPA, BAAS and Vaniecy Nwigwe, JD, MSA

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Inspector General Coding Considerations

November 16, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

Discussion of how the Medical Services Division utilizes knowledge of coding to accomplish the agency’s mission.

Office of Inspector General – Texas Health & Human Services Commission

CEU: 1.0 – External Forces

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Geo-Spatial Data Resource Training

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Geo-Spatial Data Resource Training”

The courses listed here are free, however they do not offer any AHIMA CEU’s. The first training, titled An Introduction to GIS and Public Health, is intended for users with little or no experience working with GIS. It should approximately take three to four hours to complete. The subsequent three trainings (Organizing Principles, Data Management, and Analysis) are each part of a larger curriculum and may take more time to complete. These trainings have extended information including slideshows, exercises, and data.

The training content on this page is the product of the GIS Surveillance for Heart Disease, Stroke, and Other Chronic Diseases in State and Local Health Departments project. These materials were developed collaboratively for selected state health departments under the guidance of the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI) at Rice University, with input from participating states and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This GIS capacity-building project was designed to help state and local health departments apply GIS techniques in four areas:

  • Document the burden of heart disease, stroke, and other chronic diseases.
  • Build and strengthen partnerships.
  • Inform and guide policy and program decisions.
  • Facilitate integration and collaboration within and between state and local health departments, with a focus on chronic disease prevention and treatment.

Getting Started with GIS

An Introduction to GIS and Public Health
This training is designed for public health professionals with little or no experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Participants will receive instruction on the use of GIS software and an introduction to commonly used and readily available data sources. At the end of the training participants will have created several statewide and county level thematic map(s) illustrating the use relevant data for public health applications.

GIS Training Curriculum

Organizing Principles: An Introduction to GIS
This training provides an introduction to some of the basic themes and concepts of GIS and hands-on use of ArcGIS Desktop software.

Data Management: Creation, Edition and Maintenance of Spatial Data
This training offers guidance and practice for the customization/creation of data to suit specialized GIS needs.

Analysis: Applied Analysis Techniques for GIS in Chronic Disease
This training introduces several useful pieces of analytical GIS functionality with health applications including: network analysis, spatial analysis and hotspot analysis.

Long Term Care Series

Part 1 -The MDS Focused Audit – The Eye of Uncle Sam is Upon You
1 CEU. Domain: External Forces

Part 2 – The Dementia and Adverse Events Focused Audit – The Eye of Uncle Sam is Upon You
1 CEU. Domain: External Forces

Part 3 – Medicaid Long Term Care Services and Supports
1 CEU. Domain: External Forces

Part 4 – ICD-10-CM Coding in Long Term Care
2 CEU. Domain: Clinical Data Management

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Upcoming Meetings

Wed 08

LHIMA Intermediate ICD-10-PCS Coding

November 8 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Wed 08
Wed 08

eMHIMA Annual Meeting

November 8 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Thu 09

CCS Exam Prep

November 9 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST