This is a live webex session that will also be recorded and available on-demand after the live date. 

CEUs: Approximately 22.0

Live Sessions

Thursday, May 6, 2021

8:00 - 8:05 AM MTWelcomespeaker
8:05 - 9:00 AM MTEmployee Training and Development and Retention

Jim Ryan

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership
9:05 - 10:00 AM MTThe Intersection of HIPAA Privacy and Information Blocking

Jaime James, MHA, RHIA

HIPAA Privacy and the Cures Act Information Blocking rules are intersecting.
Healthcare providers must not block information that should be available while
protecting patient privacy by following the privacy rules. Hear and participate in
an educational and interactive discussion that will include the latest information
about these rules, industry trends and how organizations are operationalizing
these changes.

CEU: 1.0 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security

Sponsored By: Midwest Medical Records Association, Inc.
10:00 - 10:10 AM MTBreakspeaker
10:10 - 11:00 AM MTTelework & Cybersecurity – Finding Security in a New World

Chris Apgar, CISSP

A fair amount of 2020 has been spent adjusting to the new normal of much expanded
telework and telehealth. This webinar focuses on helping you to identify the new and
existing risks associated with telework and telehealth and how you can protect yourself,
your organization and your workers. Participants will be provided tools they can use in
their own organizations to limit risk and reduce the chance of a cyberattack, including a
checklist remote workers can complete to help you assess the risk and help remote
workers identify steps they can take to secure their home offices.

CEU: 1.0 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MTBuilding our Health Information Community: 2021 AHIMA Report to the CSAs

Jami Woebkenberg, MHIM, RHIA, CPHI, FAHIMA

AHIMA is the leading voice of health information because our credentialed professionals
are committed to excelling at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and business.
This presentation will detail how our members have led and will continue to lead the evolution
of healthcare, while also ensuring health information remains accurate, accessible, protected,
and complete.

CEU: 1.0 - Evolving Topics

Friday, May 7, 2021

8:00 - 8:05 AM MTWelcome

Kim Aragon
8:05 - 9:00 AM MTCOVID-19 Lessons Learned


Health Information professionals have encountered many new challenges since the onset of
COVID-19 including how patient care is delivered and documented during a pandemic response.
Attendees will explore various health information lessons learned, rapid change in workflows, and
considerations for the post-pandemic environment.

CEU: 1.0 - Evolving Topics
9:05 - 10:00 AM MTBridging the Gap Between Coding, CDI and Quality

Heather Gladden, CCS

This presentation focuses on bridging the gap between coding, CDI and quality. We will focus
on how these teams intertwine and how technology can help them better collaborate while helping
to bridge the gap for a more streamlined workflow, increased productivity and enhanced reporting.
There is an old adage that says; "You can't manage what you can't measure."

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance

Sponsored by: Dolbey
10:00 - 10:10 AM MTBreakspeaker
10:10 - 11:00 AM MTThree P's to Effective Pandemic Response for HIM Leaders


COVID-19 has left healthcare organizations asking "do we have the critical information, assets and
processes to be better prepared to respond to future waves?"

Specifically, are we able to:

PLAN- Sharpen processes necessary to improve response to future crises;
PIVOT- Act quickly to support new treatment and service delivery demands;
PERSEVERE- Enable the business insight and resilience required to minimize future care delivery and
revenue cycle disruptions.

Join us to explore HIM's role in pandemic preparedness along with best practices to elevate information
access, governance and security across today's rapidly changing, and increasingly virtual, healthcare

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership

Sponsored by: Iron Mountain
11:05 - 12:00 PM MTPatient Self Scheduling – Major Catalyst for MPI Errors

Megan Pruente, MPH, RHIA
Dana Victor, RHIT

Attendees will learn how self-registration workflows are negatively impacting MPI's at an alarming
rate and how these practices are impacting patient identity. Since these practices are not going
away, attendees will learn about best practices for managing the increased workload. Presenters
will also examine some of the ways UCSD has addressed these concerns with their patient
population and will also share lessons learned related to vaccination efforts, many of which require

CEU: 1.0 - Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use

Pre-Recorded Sessions

speakerAPIs – What are they? How do they impact ROI

Jaime James, MHA, RHIA

Standardized Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) will make the use of third-party applications more prevalent
and easier to use in healthcare. This in turn will allow patients to be more in charge of their health information and
determine who to share their information with. This session will discuss what ROI professionals need to know about
APIs and the potential ROI changes to consider.

CEU: 1.0 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
speakerCHIMA Business Meeting

speakerCardiology Procedure Coding (CPT)

Cassie Henderson, CPC, CIRCC, CPMA, CCC, CCVTC

This presentation will cover the appropriate CPT codes for Cardiology procedural cases. Documentation requirements and examples of the information that will be covered and reviewed are: heart caths, coronary interventions, and structural cardiology procedures.

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
speakerClinical Validation: An Inpatient Coder's Role in Denial Prevention and Appeals

Jennifer Jones, RHIT, CCS, CDIS

Clinical Validation: An Inpatient Coder's Role in Denial Prevention and Appeals - This session will discuss recent coding denial trends, targeted clinical validation diagnoses, and the importance of developing a strong working relationship between HIM coders and CDI professionals. We will discuss coder roles and responsibilities specifically related to Clinical Validation and focusing on denial prevention. During the presentation we will provide some helpful tips for achieving clinical validation success and preventing many denials. While denial prevention is the ultimate goal, what do you do once you receive a denial? We will discuss ways to identify if an appeal is indicated, case outlines, and writing successful appeal letters.

CEU: 1.0 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security

Sponsored by: Reimbursement Management Consultants
speakerCoder vacancies causing sleepless nights? Learn the cure.

Debbie Boos-Neff, RHIA, CPHIMS
Anissa Fabrizio, MHA, RHIA, CCS, CHAM

Attendees will be presented with an innovative, proven approach to alleviate coding recruitment concerns and decreasing the frustration of FTE vacancies. This session will address the ever-increasing pool of certified coders with no experience who struggle to get hired while at the same time our industry struggles to fill positions vacated through retirement and attrition.

CEU: 0.5 - Organizational Management and Leadership
speakerData Analytics: Why it’s Important for Everyone!

David Marc, PhD, CHDA

This session will demonstrate methods of analyzing healthcare data using MS Excel and Tableau Public. Tasks for preparing,
summarizing, visualizing, and interpreting the data will be explained. At the end of the session, you will have created a meaningful
dashboard to support knowledge discovery of healthcare data.

CEU: 1.0 - Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use
speakerData Analytics (Excel/Tableau)

David Marc, PhD, CHDA

This session offers viewers an opportunity to learn ways of analyzing healthcare data using MS Excel and Tableau. These tools support efficient and effective methods for summarizing and visualizing trends in data. They support clear communication regarding key findings that can lead to effective decision-making and strategizing for healthcare professionals and organizations.

CEU: 3.0 - Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use
speakerDeveloping a Meaningful Denial and Appeal Dashboard

Denise Wilson MS, RN, RRT

Developing a Meaningful Denial and Appeal Dashboard - This presentation will cover which data is relevant to successfully managing a denial and appeal management department. Use of a denial and appeal management dashboard for operational success will be discussed.

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
speakerE&M Updates


This presentation, "Review of 2021 E/M Changes" will provide an in-depth review of
these significant changes to the calculation of Evaluation and Management codes.

The review will include:
1. Overview of the 2021 E/M changes
2. Explanation of the 'medically appropriate' History & Physical exam
3. Review and application of the updated Medical Decision Making (MDM) criteria
4. Examination and application of the Total Time criteria
5. Analysis of the new code"

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance

Sponsored by: UASI
speakerInside the Hack: How to Avoid a Giant, Expensive, Exhausting Ransomware Nightmare in Your Facility

Bruce McCully, CISSP

In 2019, hundreds of clinics and hospitals nation-wide have gone offline (often for weeks at a time) from ransomware attacks. In 2020, cyber criminals have honed their targets on healthcare—specifically rural. These attacks have led to decreased quality of care and (in some instances) bankruptcies and closures.

We've been too reactive for far too long. We need to rethink how we're managing and protecting our networks by changing how we approach our big cybersecurity problem. My message to you—to beat a hacker you've got to start thinking like one. By looking at your systems through the eyes of a hacker, you will be better equipped at protecting your facility from growing cyberattacks and data breaches. In this talk we will walk through facilities like yours through the lens of hacker trying to get in.

CEU: 1.0 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
speakerKeeping Up With COVID-19 Audit Opportunities in a Year of Constant Change

Jill Kulanko, RHIA, CCS, CPC, COC, CIC, CPC-I, CHC

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many rules, regulations and guidelines changed. Along with those changes, the disease process was not entirely understood. This presentation will track the COVID-19 coding changes that took place over the last year and identify topics for coding and documentation audits.

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
speakerPaper Pro to Digital Hero

Laura Hall

By the conclusion of this program, you'll know how to leverage digital solutions to:
  • Transition from arduously processing paper to deftly managing digital content
  • Employ automated capture to ensure data quality and slash processing times
  • Leverage enterprise search to pinpoint critical records in record time
  • Drive enterprise-wide efficiency using electronic forms to reduce manual data entry and automated deliveries to get
    information to the right people, at the right time.

CEU: 0.5 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
speakerThe Impact of Workflows on the Outpatient Revenue Cycle

Kristi Pollard, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CIRCC

What if the poor results of your last coding audit were not caused by coder error or lack of education? What if the workflow process is what needs tweaking?

Processing hospital outpatient institutional claims is complicated by the marriage of codes assigned by the coder and those from the chargemaster. This is compounded by some service lines that have complex coding rules; add in NCCI edits, and local and national billing policies and this creates a perfect storm for ""coding"" errors.

This presentation will outline the decentralized process for assembling codes and charges on a claim. In this exploration, hiccups that can impact the accuracy of submitted codes, charges, and modifiers will be uncovered and solutions will be offered to ensure clean claim submission. With a focus on departments where a frequent code/charge mismatch occurs, such as interventional radiology and the cardiac cath lab, tips for identifying, troubleshooting, and developing a sustainable workflow will be introduced.

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
speakerVirtual HIM Departments: The Good, The Bad, and the Sustainable

Kim Engle, MBA, RHIT

In the wake of COVID-19, many HIM departments were forced to implement emergency work-from-home operations.
What lessons were learned? How did workflows evolve? And what does a permanent and sustainable virtual solution
look like in HIM? In this session, speakers offer expert insight on strategic and tactical approaches for HIM
departments transitioning from an emergency remote workforce to a more formal, sustainable, virtual program.

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership

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