View the 2020 Virtual Annual Conference Program

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Pre-Recorded Sessions

A Classification Transformation: How ICD-11 is Different from Previous Versions
Marcie Wright, MSHI, RHIA, CHDA, CCS

This presentation will examine the differences between the International Classification of Diseases Eleventh Revision (ICD-11) and previous versions to determine the impact on health information. Members will gain understanding of the history of ICD, the revision process, the creation of the Common Ontology and Content Model, structural changes made to ICD, challenges encountered with interoperability during development and the potential digital abilities of this new generation of ICD.

1.0 CEU - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
Analyzing Healthcare Data
David Marc

This workshop will offer a hands-on experience analyzing healthcare data. Attendees will learn how to define a healthcare business problem and develop effective solutions utilizing data analytics tools and strategies. Attendees can expect to gain experience in data preparation, exploration, summarization and visualization. Specifically, the workshop will prepare attendees to use intermediate and advanced MS Excel formulas for developing descriptive data models and effective reports. The dataset that will be used includes patient information on demographics, diagnoses, medication, procedures, allergies, among other clinical information. The workshop will conclude with attendees developing a meaningful interactive clinical dashboard. At the conclusion of the workshop attendees will have greater confidence analyzing healthcare data with cost-effective tools to transition data into information for key stakeholders.

3.5 CEU - Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use
Appealability: Assessing and Rating a Denial for the Possibility of Overturn
Denise Wilson, MS, RN, RRT

Appealability: Assessing and Rating a Denial for the Possibility of Overturn - This session will cover how to develop a payer-specific scoring system for the possibility of overturning issue-specific payer denials. The value of developing a scoring system in terms of allocating scarce resources to revenue recovery will be discussed.

1.0 CEU - Revenue Cycle Management
A Word from AHIMA's President/Chair

Empowering People to Impact Health

1.0 CEU - Evolving Topics/Other HIIM Relevant Topics

Free Session
Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare
Keith Olenik

This presentation will provide an overview of how big data is impacting our lives with a focus on healthcare. Description of big data key concepts and how it is impacting the workplace. Information will be provided on the skills required to work with big data and the future job opportunities.

0.5 CEU - Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use
CCS Exam Prep
Lisa Campbell, PhD, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, COC, CRC

AHIMA's Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) coding credential tests candidates on mastery-level coding skills. This session will provide an introduction to the 4 domains that are presented on the CCS Exam.

1.0 CEU - Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance
Clearing the Confusion: Court Ruling on the Misuse of Patient-Directed Record Requests

This presentation engages attendees in an essential conversation regarding the recent court ruling on the misuse of patient-directed record requests. In what is being seen as a strong rebuke to years of regulatory overreach, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia entered an order on January 23, 2020 that invalidates provisions of the 2013 Omnibus Rule to the Health Information Portability and Accessibility Act (“HIPAA”) and 2016 guidance issued by United States Department of Health and Human Services Office (“HHS”) on the fees that may be assessed to patients for copies of medical records. Attendees will take home advice on how to operationalize the new ruling, and learn how the ruling impacts provider organizations, third-party requesters, and the healthcare industry in general.

0.5 CEU - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
GIS and Its Impact
Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, CPH, GISP

Individual and community health outcomes are strongly influenced by contextual factors. This session will explain how a location-based approach can help untangle the complex web of contextual influences on our health and use resulting intelligence to target and tailor our interventions for maximum impact. This session will cover several examples of applied location intelligence such as the opioid epidemic, homelessness, access to healthcare, readmissions, and strategic planning. In addition, a special section of the presentation goes into more detail on how geographic information systems technology can support COVID-19 response.

1.5 CEU - Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use
Outpatient CDI: Setting Up for the Win
Ginny Martin, RHIA, CCS, CDIP

The inpatient documentation improvement program is working like the Stanley Cup champs, but now sights are set on the next generation. This session will review the skill set needed for OP CDI staff, the opportunities that exist in both the facility and provider records, and the data analytics to measure outcomes needed to set departments up for a CDI win.

1.0 CEU - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
Passing the RHIT Exam: You Can and You Will
Andrea Siekierski, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CRC

This session will take students through the best practices for preparing for the RHIT exam and how to be successful with multiple choice exams. Students will gain an educator's insight into assessment and learn how to explore the question "What are they really asking?".

1.0 CEU - Organizational Management and Leadership
Percutaneous Interventional Overview

This 2 hour session will review images and CPT coding guidelines associated with simple and complex diagnostic and interventional percutaneous procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization lab and interventional radiology suite. This will be an overview and exposure to the vast number of procedures currently performed at most hospitals and their appropriate documentation and coding.

2.0 CEU - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
Professional Ethics
Leah Grebner, PhD, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA

AHIMA members, AHIMA certificants, and students need to abide by AHIMA’s Code of Ethics. Become better familiar with the thirteen principles and the guidelines so that you are able to navigate ethical situations you encounter. Also shared are the newly revised case studies which illustrate ethical dilemmas. These cases show how you can incorporate ethics into your HIM practice.

1 .0 CEU - Organizational Management and Leadership
RHIA Exam Prep Session
Jennifer Peterson, PhD, RHIA, CTR

This session is designed to help students prepare for the RHIA exam. Students will review key concepts that they need to know for the RHIA exam. In addition, students will learn how to best prepare for the exam.

0.5 CEU - Organizational Management and Leadership
Strategies For Saving Your Sanity®
Dr. Mike Thomson

The title says it all! “Dr. Mike” Thomson will pull back the curtain and unleash his trademarked tips, secrets & strategies on “how” to save your sanity in the Health Information Management field. This session will Turbo-Charge whatever you’re doing right now and give you the tools for the Right Mindset – Mental Toughness – Lasting Resilience and the Life Balance that leads to Sustainable High Performance at work, home and life. Fasten your seatbelt for a high energy keynote you will not forget!

1.0 CEU - Organizational Management and Leadership
Telehealth – Now and Then

Caring for patients remotely is not new, but the current Public Health Emergency has changed many of the rules. This session reviews the rules before this pandemic and how payers and providers are coping now. We will detail Medicare’s rules and share tips on determining private payer rules.

1.0 CEU - Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance
The 5 Top HIM Leadership Questions Answered
Dr. Mike Thomson

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the value that HIM leaders bring to healthcare
  • Identify how HIM professionals fit into the healthcare continuum
  • Understand how HIM professionals support clinical decision making and cutting costs
  • Understand the importance of HIM employees being tomorrow’s leaders
  • Understand the importance in how HIM improves care coordination and wellness

1.0 CEU - Organizational Management and Leadership
Things You Can Do Right Now To Make Your Workforce Secure And Productive To Work From Home
Bruce McCully, CISSP

During this time of Coronavirus, many healthcare workers that are able to work remotely are trying to. The question they keep coming to me with is “how can I keep patient data secure while working from home?”.

One risk that is becoming clear this Spring is COVID-19 is the need for many healthcare workers in office settings to work remote. The challenge is adhering to data security standards—or facility policies and procedures related to privacy and security—while working long hours away form offices.

Even after coronavirus subsides, healthcare organizations will continue to be challenged on how to make working remote secure, productive and compliant with cybersecurity best practices.

1.0 CEU - Organizational Management and Leadership
Understanding AHIMA’s Advocacy Efforts: A View from Washington, DC
Lauren Riplinger, JD

Attendees will learn more about AHIMA’s advocacy agenda for 2020. Members will gain an in-depth understanding of AHIMA’s ongoing advocacy and public policy efforts on Capitol Hill and within the federal agencies.

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