KHIMA Annual Conference

Agenda

* The agenda and speakers are subject to change without notice. *

Day 1 — April 22, 2024

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

Opening Comments and Welcome

8:15 AM – 9:45 AM Keynote

Will present a variety of topics that are pertinent to current healthcare industry.

Learning Objectives:

Have participants gain insight into the healthcare industry in KY.

1.5 hrs   Evolving Topics   

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Break and Exhibits

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM AI/Cybersecurity/IT

Representatives from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will provide a presentation discussing current and emerging threats in the cyber domain as it applies to healthcare. Case studies and incident analysis will provide examples of real world attacks and demonstrate best practices for response and preparedness activities. The session will conclude with an overview of no-cost proactive and reactive resources that may be available to assist with defending hospitals and healthcare organizations against cyber-attacks as well responding to and recovering from an incident.

1.0 hrs   Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security   

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Coding/CDI/Rev Cycle

What would a billing compliance auditor’s job look like if they weren’t constantly overwhelmed by manual tasks and mountains of unwieldy claims data? It would probably be less reactive and more proactive, focused on educating providers and protecting against future external audits. To minimize billing risks and maximize claim reimbursements, adopting an aggressive strategy for coding and auditing is a critical way to have your teams working smarter, not harder. Adopting such a strategy has never been more critical as it is today. Healthcare billing compliance requirements are becoming more extensive, resulting in greater scrutiny over providers and facilities. This increase in oversight is prompting organizations to thoroughly examine their billing compliance, auditing, and revenue integrity in an effort to limit compliance risks. By taking a proactive rather than a reactive approach organizations can preempt any expensive coding errors and billing compliance risks.

Learning Objectives:

In this session you will learn:- Core aspects of a proactive medical coding and auditing strategy- Key elements of a risk based strategy- Why we are seeing a rise in prospective auditing- The impact of manual processes- How you can use data to maximize your program

1.0 hrs   Revenue Cycle Management   

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Management/Quality

Designed with the HIM support professionals in mind, the presentation includes the basic foundational principles of the annual HEDIS audit for health plans. Includes a discussion of the impacts of HEDIS results as well as the barriers and challenges that exist.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of the HEDIS audit to all health professionals.

1.0 hrs   Informatics, Analytics and Data Use   

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM AI/Cybersecurity/IT

The impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on cybersecurity is profound–both for attackers and defenders. AI chatbots are driving an increase in the use and effectiveness of phishing attacks and are generating hyper-targeted spear phishing attacks. Attackers are also using generative AI to create malware code that is harder for cybersecurity tools to detect. And threat actors can inject poisonous data to throw off AI models from detecting them. However, defenders also rely heavily on AI. They use it to sift through massive amounts of log data to detect threat actors. And now cyber professionals are building models to predict the attacker’s next moves. In this presentation we will explore current and future AI uses in cybersecurity. We will explain how AI actually works, look at examples of AI tools, explore how attackers and defenders use AI, and what the future holds for AI and cybersecurity.

Learning Objectives:

-Analyze how threat actors leverage AI
-Contextualize how cybersecurity defenders utilize AI
-Describe how generative AI works
-Discuss ways in which AI can be used to predict cybersecurity attacks
-Predict how AI will be used in the future for cybersecurity

1.0 hrs   Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security   

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Coding/CDI/Rev Cycle

This presentation covers conditions classified as peripheral vascular diseases and CPT procedural coding for their treatments moving from simple office/outpatient to extensive OR procedures for the lower extremities. Goals are to increase understanding of PVD conditions, symptoms, progression, procedures, ICD-10-CM and CPT coding, correct modifier usage and provider documentation requirements. May include videos/operative imaging.

Learning Objectives:

Goals are to increase understanding of PVD conditions, symptoms, progression, procedures, ICD-10-CM and CPT coding, correct modifier usage and provider documentation requirements.

1.0 hrs   Data Structure, Content and Information Governance   

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Management/Quality

Lean Six Sigma stands as a powerful methodology for enhancing healthcare quality and efficiency. By combining Lean principles with Six Sigma’s data-driven approach to reducing errors and variation, healthcare organizations can achieve remarkable improvements. This methodology enables healthcare providers to streamline operations, enhance patient care, and reduce costs simultaneously.

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Lunch and Exhibits

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM AI/Cybersecurity/IT

In this presentation, I will review the most common “high risk” findings from the security risk assessments that I conducted in 2023. With the number of healthcare data breaches continuing to rise, it’s important that healthcare organizations address these common mistakes in their HIPAA security compliance program. I will also share updates from HHS regarding new goals for enhancing cybersecurity in the healthcare and public health sectors.

1.0 hrs   Health Law and Compliance   

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Coding/CDI/Rev Cycle

A presentation including examples of inpatient denials from insurers received by Baptist Health System in the latter part of 2023 which includes specific examples in which a CDI query had been written to support a denied diagnosis or in which a CDI query could perhaps have been sent to support a diagnosis.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learner will be able to identify at least three diagnoses at high risk for denial from insurers.
  2. Learner will be able to identify the value of CDI queries regarding diagnoses at risk for denials from insurers.
  3. Learner will be able to identify the importance of careful review of correspondence regarding denial from an insurer.

1.0 hrs   Revenue Cycle Management   

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Management/Quality

Change happens. It can be forced upon us by outside forces, or we can choose change in order to improve our own processes and services. No matter how change is comes to our work, it is often difficult and sometimes resisted for a variety of personal and professional reasons. We will engage in an interactive conversation around the leadership challenges in change management, including values and ethical behaviors that support team members through change.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to
1. Recognize behaviors and forms of resistance that can derail a good change project;
2. List ethical principles and values that leaders can develop to support team members through the change process;
3. Discuss leadership attitudes and virtues that support a culture of change.

1.0 hrs   Organizational Management and Leadership   

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM AI/Cybersecurity/IT

This session, led by cybersecurity veteran Jeff Jarecki, offers a deep dive into the prestigious CISA, CISM, CISSP and CCSP certifications. Jeff will share insights derived from a decade of working in the field as well as educating, highlighting common challenges and effective strategies. Emphasizing the transformative potential of artificial intelligence, attendees will be introduced to AI tools tailored for certification studies, such as adaptive learning prompts and simulated tests. Beyond the technical, the importance of community and collaborative learning will be stressed, underscoring the value of networking in the certification journey. This session promises a blend of traditional wisdom with modern technological advancements, guiding attendees towards successful certification and professional growth.

Learning Objectives:

Effectively lay out a roadmap to successfully completing their chosen advanced cybersecurity certification.
Understand common pitfalls in many learning journeys.
Use the talk provided prompts to immediately enhance AND accelerate their learning using artificial intelligence.
Understand what it takes and be inspired to get moving on their education.

1.0 hrs   Informatics, Analytics and Data Use   

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Coding/CDI/Rev Cycle

In today’s rapidly advancing digital world, autonomous medical coding solutions are changing the landscape of the healthcare revenue cycle. It isn’t a matter of if autonomous medical coding will gain widespread adoption, but rather a matter of when, particularly if your organization performs a large volume of procedures.

This session will provide a deep dive into the multifaceted world of autonomous medical coding beginning with key artificial intelligence (AI) terminology. Attendees will be guided through the nuances that differentiate Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) from autonomous medical coding, gaining insight into their distinct functionalities and applications.

This session will also explore the pros and cons associated with the adoption of autonomous medical coding, with a critical aspect of this conversation revolving around the implications for staffing, scrutinizing the potential shifts in job roles and responsibilities. Additionally, drawing from the experiences of early adopters, the session will share invaluable insights and lessons learned, providing tangible examples of both the challenges encountered and the successes achieved.

Attendees will be provided with a list of best practices for the implementation of autonomous medical coding solutions, ensuring a smooth transition for organizations ready to embrace this change.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be equipped with the information necessary to make well-informed decisions regarding implementation of an autonomous medical coding solution

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn common AI terminology as it pertains to autonomous coding and how it differs from CAC.
  • Understand the benefits of implementing the autonomous coding solutions.
  • Know best practices to prepare for a successful implementation of an autonomous coding solution.

1.0 hrs   Revenue Cycle Management   

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Management/Quality

On February 8, 2024, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office for Civil Rights, announced a final rule modifying the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Patient Records regulations at 42 CFR part 2 (“Part 2”). Additionally, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), published final revisions to the federal regulations (rules) that address opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment standards as well as opioid treatment program (OTP) accreditation and certification standards. These standards are found in 42 CFR Part 8. This final rule is the first substantial update to the OTP treatment standards in over 20 years. These updates will expand access to care and improve Americans’ experiences as they seek treatment for substance use disorder (SUD).

This session will explore the updates to the 42 CFR PARTS 2 and 8 Programs.

1.0 hrs   Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security   

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Break and Exhibits

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM AI/Cybersecurity/IT

This presentation will focus on the critical aspects of cybersecurity and compliance in the context of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in health informatics. We will explore the challenges and best practices associated with ensuring data security and regulatory adherence when AI is applied to manage and analyze healthcare data. The emphasis will be on understanding the complexities of protecting patient information and maintaining privacy in an AI-driven health informatics environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the cybersecurity risks and compliance challenges associated with AI in health informatics
  • Identify strategies for securing health data and ensuring compliance in AI implementations
  • Understand the legal and ethical implications of AI in the management of sensitive health information
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the cybersecurity challenges and compliance requirements in AI-powered health informatics
  • Learn effective strategies for safeguarding patient data and ensuring ethical AI use in healthcare settings
  • Understand the importance of staying abreast of regulatory changes and maintaining high standards of data security in AI applications

1.0 hrs   Informatics, Analytics and Data Use   

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Coding/CDI/Rev Cycle

Managing and preventing denials related to coding can be exhausting for hospital leadership and physician practices. In this session, tips will be shared on how to be proactive and make processes easier.

Learning Objectives:

In this session we will:
– Review current denial statistics
– Identify and explain root causes
– Provide insight to specific denials in the inpatient and outpatient coding space
-Actions you can take to prevent denials in coding
– Outline key components of a denial management program

1.0 hrs   Revenue Cycle Management   

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Management/Quality

In today’s vast digital terrain, traditional risk analysis struggles to keep pace, making swift yet accurate assessments a pressing need. Jeff Jarecki, with over 25 years in technology and
cybersecurity, explores the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in expediting risk evaluations without sacrificing depth or security. This talk will delve into AI’s capacity to rapidly detect patterns and vulnerabilities, emphasizing the importance of diverse training datasets to prevent biases. Jeff will address the balance between AI’s computational strength and the irreplaceable intuition of human analysts, advocating for a collaborative approach. He’ll highlight real-world successes, potential pitfalls, and provide a roadmap for integrating AI responsibly into risk assessment processes. Attendees will leave with a clear vision of AI’s role in future-proofing risk analysis.

Learning Objectives:

Use the AI prompts discussed to evaluate contractual as well as compliance-based risks.
Learn the pitfalls of trusting AI too much and how to check it’s work.
Discover some blended approaches to their current risk management processes that will help them begin catching up on their backlogs.
Understand the appropriate use of AI based on the data that will be analyzed.

1.0 hrs   Organizational Management and Leadership   

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Closing Day Remarks and Reminders

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Break and Travel to President’s Reception

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

President’s Reception

Day 2 — April 23, 2024

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM BGHIMSS Sessions

Bluegrass HIMSS Business Meeting

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

KHIMA Annual Business Meeting

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM General Session

An overview of the new laws enacted by the Kentucky legislature in 2024, and summary of relevant changes in federal law or healthcare issues

Learning Objectives:

1. Know what the new Kentucky laws are
2. Understand trends in Kentucky law
3. Relate Kentucky law changes to federal law or policies
4. Be able to comply with current laws

1.0 hrs   Health Law and Compliance   

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM Student Session

Presentation is dedicated to telling me personal story of how change can impact any of our lives at anytime.

Learning Objectives:

My objective with this presentation is to challenge anyone and everyone to appreciate the gift of life we all are given as it can change at any moment. The focus is on learning to love and forgive others to make life so much more meaningful.

1.0 hrs   Organizational Management and Leadership   

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM BGHIMSS Sessions

Remote Patient Monitoring

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Break and Exhibits

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM General Session

This presentation aims to offer optimal methods and approaches concerning screening for Social Drivers of Health (SDOH) within healthcare settings. We will delve into insights derived from an extensive literature review, provide a summary of implementation strategies, discuss staff training, and explore Community-Based Organization (CBO) engagement. Our goal is to equip other institutions with the information and tools they need to successfully screen for SDOH and effectively address patient needs.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the importance and methods of screening for Social Drivers of Health (SDOH) in healthcare settings.
2. Learn effective implementation strategies and staff training techniques for successful SDOH screening.
3. Recognize the role of Community-Based Organization (CBO) engagement in achieving successful SDOH screening outcomes.

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Student Session

Participants will be able to define and explain emotional intelligence, advance concepts of interpersonal skills, self-awareness, social awareness, social skills, and understand the value and facilitators of emotional intelligence in a health information professional.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define and explain emotional intelligence.
2. Identify the connections between interpersonal skills, self-awareness, social awareness, and social skills.
3. Recognize the value of emotional intelligence.
4. Review resources to develop, enhance, and refine emotional intelligence skills.

1.0 hrs   Organizational Management and Leadership   

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM BGHIMSS Sessions

The AI Arms Race: Are We Building Better Healthcare or Just Bigger Tools?

1.0 hrs   Informatics, Analytics and Data Use   

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM General Session

AHIMA Annual update to members.

Learning Objectives:

  • CEO Update and StaffingRecertification PolicyMember Benefits and GrowthPublic Policy Agenda and Advocacy

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Student Session

Angie will share her experiences on the road to becoming a Director along with some suggestions for students or new graduates upon entering the world of HIM.

Learning Objectives:

To offer ideas, suggestions and help set reasonable expectations upon entering today’s HIM environment.

1.0 hrs   Organizational Management and Leadership   

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM BGHIMSS Sessions

3Improving Business Continuity Planning in Hospitals

1.0 hrs   Organizational Management and Leadership   

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Lunch and Exhibits

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Keynote

This panel presentation will focus on understanding the concepts of AI and thinking through the necessities for a future that is fast approaching and will affect everyone’s workplace. What do you need to know?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
  2. Initiating awareness of key elements such as bias, data cleansing, governance, and learning.

1.0 hrs   Informatics, Analytics and Data Use   

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Awards Ceremony & Exhibitor Door Prizes

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Closing Remarks

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