Live Sessions - Recorded

Pre-RecordedOpening Comments / Welcome

Katherine Woods, MHI, RHIA, PMP
KHIMA President
RecordedKeynote Session: “The Funny Thing about Stress”

Kay Frances, MBA, BS, CSP

We all know that we should manage our stress, but we don’t necessarily know
why or how! It’s Kay Frances to the STRESS-cue! She literally wrote the book
on stress! With this energetic, upbeat presentation, attendees laugh while they
learn without straining their brains.

In the frenzied world of healthcare, people need to be reminded of the importance
of managing their stress, keeping a sense of humor and maintaining a positive
attitude for peak performance and success in all areas of their lives. The so-called
“little things” in life can become cumulative if we don’t stop them in their tracks.
We need to manage our stress before it manages us! We also need to remember
that change is an inevitable part of life, but how we choose to view it is up to us.

Not only will attendees get solid information on bettering their lives, but they’ll leave
this session motivated, energized and ready to take on their challenges with renewed

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership
Visit Exhibitor Pages/Break
Recorded2021 Hot Topic: Insight into the World of HIEs

Gary Ozanich, Ph.D.
Pamela Matthews, RN, MBA, FHIMSS, CPHIMS

Join this session for an interactive discussion of breaking developments in
health information exchange including APIs/FHIR, information blocking rules,
and public health reporting.

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership

Visit Exhibitor Pages/Lunch
RecordedROI as Gatekeeper for Access and Disclosure Management Compliance

Linda Kloss, MA, RHIA
Michael Salsbury, J.D.
Barbara Carr, RHIA

Release of Information (ROI) functions as the gatekeeper for access and disclosure
of confidential health information. ROI advances patient rights, enforces organizational
policy, and complies with federal and state law. The gatekeeper role is more complex
today because:

• Health delivery and information systems are more complex
• Request volumes are greater from patients and a range of requestors
• Regulatory ground rules were largely designed for a paper-based health system, and
• Privacy and security are being deliberately and inadvertently put at risk.

This presentation will provide an update on privacy’s evolution through law, policy and
attitudes. Recent proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule will be reviewed and their
implications discussed. Approaches for identifying recurring compliance problems that
constitute risk will be discussed with examples and speakers will recommend mitigation

As we begin the third decade of the 21st century, privacy and security challenges are
increasingly under attack. ROI can and must be proactive in adapting effective gatekeeper
methods for access and disclosure of confidential health information.

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

Exhibitor Coffee Hour

CEU: 1.0 - Evolving Topics
RecordedUpdate on Kentucky Legislation

Anna Whites, Attorney and owner, Anna Whites Law Office, J.D.

Exciting changes happen every year in Kentucky and national law, and the 2021 legislative
session was certainly no exception. Join me to talk about what is new, what changed, and
what new healthcare laws are impacting our professional lives.

CEU: 1.0 - Health Law and Compliance
Visit Exhibitor Pages/Break
After Hours Event: Wine Tasting
Bonus CEU! - Exhibitor Pages

Visit each exhibit page to watch exhibitor videos, view materials, and
leave a comment. You must leave a comment for each exhibitor to
earn the bonus CEU.

1.0 - Evolving Topics

Pre-Recorded Sessions

ABN, HINN, MOON and Code 44—Keeping the Process Compliant

Ronald Hirsch, MD, FACP, CHCQM, CHRI

Few people care about the required patient notices until something goes wrong or a patient is unhappy and then if every “t” is not crossed and “i” dotted, that form is invalid and liability cannot be shifted to the patient. While the responsibility for these forms usually falls upon the case managers, the HIM staff should understand the requirements to ensure the process is followed. The requirements for the Medicare-mandated forms will be reviewed in this session.

CEU: 1.0 - Health Law and Compliance
Hospital Price Transparency Update and Outlook

Caroline Znaniec, MBA, MS-HCA

This presentation provides an update on state hospital price transparency regulations, the outlook across the industry, and involved stakeholders and their roles.

CEU: 1.0 - Revenue Cycle Management
HIPAA Notice of Proposed Rule Making – What should you know?

Roz Cordini, JD, MSN, RN, CHC, CHPC

On December 10th, 2020, Health and Human Services (HHS) published the proposed modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule designed to empower patients, improve coordination of care, and reduce regulatory burdens. On January 21st, the proposed rule was published in the Federal Registry

While the final rule hasn’t been published yet, it’s never too early to start thinking about the operations changes this rule bring. This presentation will highlight many of those changes and help you begin to consider its impact on your organization.

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

Patient Experience in a Covid World: What’s Next?

Karen Clancy, Ph.D., MBA, BHS, MT

Delivering safe, quality services and excellent patient experiences builds trust, improves outcomes, and is the “right” thing to do. Providing great care and helping patients is one of the reasons why workers enter the health care field. However, recent legislation attached reimbursement to safety, quality, and patient experience outcomes, elevating them to strategic priority. And in the spring of 2020, we suddenly found ourselves amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Health care organizations quickly pivoted, resized, and refocused. New barriers to access and patient-centered care rapidly ensued. This presentation discusses dynamic changes in patient experience.

At the end of the presentation, the participant will:
1) Be able to identify reasons why health care organizations are focusing on patient experience
2) Examine mission-critical patient experience strategies
3) Describe the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic on patient experience
4) Discuss evolving strategies that focus on improving patient experience in a post-Covid world

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership
The Case for Modern Search

James Hoover, BS, MS Computer Science

We can find anything on the Internet, yet we cannot consistently find medical records, even when patients register in person. This is as much a technology failure as it is human error. As with Internet search, patient search should work even with errors in both the search field (user error) and in the medical records (data errors).

MPIs are full of spelling and phonetic errors, transposed characters, and missing information. Traditional EHRs searches simply do not work with dirty data – confirmed by an average 8-10% duplicate rates.

Technology from other industries can improve patient search to reduce duplicate and overlay records.

CEU: 1.0 - Informatics, Analytics, Data Use
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: How Payers Use Your Claims Data

Virginia (Jennie) Bryan, RHIA, CCS
Linda Kamer, RHIA

This presentation will be pertinent to coding (inpatient, outpatient, provider), revenue cycle, clinical documentation improvement and others.The presentation will provide insight into how data analytics is used by payers. Focus will be on how the claims analysis is used to identify potential overpayments, fraud and abuse. Finally, how providers can turn the tables and use this same knowledge to prevent potential paybacks and improve current processes.

CEU: 1.0 - Revenue Cycle Management

Social Determinants of Health and ICD-10-CM Coding

Margaret (Maggie) Foley, PhD, RHIA, CCS

This session will address what are Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and their relationship to patient health outcomes and costs. The need to collect SDOH information to better assess patient risks and outcomes will also be discussed. The current state of ICD-10-CM coding and documentation for SDOH will be addressed as well as other efforts underway to improve standardized definitions, documentation and coding of SDOH. Steps to improve the capture of SDOH documentation and codes will be provided. At the completion of this session, participants will be able to: *Understand what social determinants of health (SDOH) are and their impact on patient outcomes. *Apply ICD-10-CM official guidelines for coding social determinant of health information (SDOH). *Describe current efforts underway to capture SDOH using classification systems and clinical terminologies.*Implement strategies to improve the documentation and coding of SDOH.

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance
The Current and Future Role of Artificial Intelligence in Health Records Management
Aaron MacDonald, MPH

This presentation will examine the role that AI plays and will play in the field of health records management and health informatics.

CEU: 1.0 - Evolving Topics
Healthcare Fraud Trends

Chris Dunkle

An overview of current fraud trends in and around Kentucky.

CEU: 1.0 - Health Law and Compliance
Building Our Health Information Community: 2021 AHIMA Report to the CSAs

Katherine Lusk, MHSM, RHIA, FAHIMA

The AHIMA report to the component state associations provides an update on activities underway supporting the profession and our association. There are common threads that bind us all together and we all have a role to play in the tapestry of health information. This is the year of championing our profession, of building a stronger community and being intentionally focused with the courage to meet the challenges ahead. The material presented will provide a platform for AHIMA members to share work products as we, together, support the changing healthcare environment. The hope is that members will take the material presented and share with their community, further amplifying our vast subject matter expertise.

CEU: 1.0 - Evolving Topics

Coding Track - Pre-Recorded

New 2021 E/M Guidelines – Good news or bad?

Jeannie Cagle, RN, BSN, CPC

The 2021 Outpatient/Office Evaluation and Management changes were intended to put patients over paperwork – has that been your physician’s experience? Now that we are a few months in to using these new guidelines, let's take a look at what has been helpful and what has created confusion. We will also review updates to the new guidelines that have been published in 2021.

CEU: 1.0 - Health Law & Compliance
How to Prepare Your HIM Resources for an Unpredictable Future

Bill Wagner, CHPS, CPCO

Traditionally, patient volume was very predictable and rarely fluctuated, making it easy to design a coding team to manage the chart flow. Coding updates were annual and very manageable.
2020 brought COVID-19, and suddenly caused massive reductions in elective surgeries, chronic care, ER visits, and other outpatient encounters. HIM and Revenue Cycle leaders experienced formidable challenges managing their coding staff during unpredictable patient volumes and service needs.

The HIM universe has changed. How will you ensure your revenue cycle team is better prepared in the event of another sudden disruption? What steps will you take to ensure staff flexibility and workflow redundancy? It’s important to get creative and cast away traditional approaches to coding process and strategy.

This session guides attendees through multiple strategies and techniques to prepare for a future of unexpected fluctuations in workload and patient types. The speaker will review the experiences of four revenue cycle and HIM experts from large healthcare systems who participated in a panel discussion for this presentation. The experts each shared their challenges they faced during the pandemic, how they handled those challenges, and their advice for how to be prepared for the next unknown challenges. You will hear real world examples of how they implemented new, creative strategies to address the unique needs of their organization. These strategies include new concepts on cross-training opportunities, cross-functional cooperation, innovative training techniques, and the need for third-party partnerships. The session also includes their advice for creating an agile, flexible workforce that can adapt to the increased challenges to your healthcare infrastructure for 2021 and beyond.

CEU: 1.0 - Revenue Cycle Management
OB/GYN Coding

Savanna Garrity, MPA, CPC

This session will discuss ICD-10 and CPT coding for labor and delivery. It will include medical terminology reminders to focus on correct coding from the mother’s and baby’s records. Additionally basic medical procedures will be discussed including the appropriate sections and common errors in OB/GYN coding. This will be a fun interactive session.

CEU: 1.0 - Clinical Foundations
Building an Effective Coding Education and Compliance Program

Angie James, MBA, RHIA, CCS

Discussion around the critical components to an effective HIM coding education and compliance program. Audits to consider, roles of individuals on the compliance team, new coder education, re-training, and cross-training. Explain the methods used for tracking and feedback of audits in conjunction with strategies to improve outcomes and error rates.

CEU: 1.0 - Health Law and Compliance
Coding for COVID-19

Meláni Howerton, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P

A brief history of and current coding directions for COVID-19.

CEU: 1.0 - Clinical Foundations

Student Track - Pre-Recorded

Student Track Keynote: “Taking the Road Less Stressed”

Kay Frances, MBA, BS, CSP

Feeling stressed? Worried about change? Sick of the phrases “new normal” and “unprecedented times?” It’s Kay Frances to the STRESS-cue! With this energetic, upbeat presentation, you’ll laugh while you learn without straining your brain.

• Understand the meaning and causes of stress and how it impacts our lives.
• Learn how to cope with—and embrace—change as a welcome part of life.
• Implement stress management techniques going forward.
• Learn the effects of stress on health and learn healthy ways to cope with it.

Personal Branding: The Power of Dress

Dawn Jackson, DrPH, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

Who you are and how you come across are really important to being successful. To some extent, you are in the spotlight every day for everyone to see. Are you putting your best foot forward? Maybe it’s time for some personal branding. Branding can open doors for you and creates a lasting impression with potential employers. This session focuses on the power of dress in building your brand.


Career Interview Series

Pathway to Academia

Jan Hunt-Shepherd, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, CPHQ

This interview will provide you with insight on how one HIM professional found their way to the field of academia.

Pathway to Research Informatics

Roberta Darnez Pope, RHIT

Are you interested in pursuing a career in research informatics? Listen to this session to hear about how this HIM professional made a pathway to get there!

Pathway to Reimbursement and Denial Prevention

Jim Veteto, RHIA

This interview will provide information of how one HIM Professional’s pathway has led them to work in the revenue cycle realm of HIM.

Pathway to Health Information Technology

Shakeesha Anderson, MBA, RHIA

Are you interested in being a part of EHR system implementations, updates, and build projects? Listen to this interview to find out how this HIM Professional got there!





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