CEUs Available: 20.0

Live Session - Thursday, April 8, 2021

8:00-8:05 AM Welcome

Deloris Farthing
8:05-9:00 AMCOVID-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. In this session, attendees will
explore various health information lessons learned, rapid change in workflows,
and considerations for the post-pandemic environment.

1.0 - Evolving Topics
9:05-10:00 AMKHIMA Legal Manual and Healthcare Regulatory Updates

Richelle Marting JD, MHSA, RHIA, CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CPC-I

This session will cover highlights of updates made to the KHIMA Legal Manual,
interim proposed and final rules affecting healthcare organizations, and an
understanding of upcoming changes to anticipate with discussion of practical
impacts on our policies and procedures.

1.0 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
10:00-10:10 AMBreak / Drawing Give-Aways
10:10-11:00 AMBuilding our Health Information Community:
2021 AHIMA Report to the CSAs

Terri Eichelman, MBA, RHIA
Katherine Lusk, MHSM, RHIA, 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

1.0 - Evolving Topics

11:00 AM-12:00 PMThe Saga Continues . . . Let's Talk SEPSIS!


During this presentation, we will review the latest information related to
Sepsis documentation and coding, recognizing there is information not
yet incorporated into ICD-10-CM guidance.

The presentation will include:
  • Overview of SOFA criteria
  • Overview of Sepsis 2 criteria
  • Overview of Sepsis 3 criteria
  • Review of documentation related to clinical validation of a Sepsis

1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance

12:00-12:20 PMBreak / Drawing Give-Aways
12:20-1:20 PMKHIMA Business Meeting / Award & Scholarship Recognition
6:00-7:00 PMKHIMA Virtual Social Networking

We have missed seeing you in person and would like for you to be a part of the virtual networking event.
Bring your favorite drink and join in the fun! We will be playing games and will have a drawing for some
great gift cards. You won't want to miss this fun time to catch up with everyone!

Live Session - Friday, April 9, 2021

8:00-8:05 AMWelcome

Deloris Farthing
8:05-9:00 AMThe Secret to Making Data Accuracy Fun

Amy Richardson, RHIA, CHDA

Join us as we review the recent journey leading a group of organizations through the process to identify areas
of opportunity to improve the accuracy of their EMR data. The presentation will outline the entire process,
beginning with the initial education needed for each organization to gain a better understanding of where and
how data is collected, where it is stored, who uses it, how it is validated, and how the data is reported. The
presenter continues through the selection of focus for the organizations, highlighting the work sessions conducted
to help examine the process and analyze the root cause, concluding with a review of the specific outcomes, metrics,
and lessons learned throughout the project.

1.0 - Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use

9:05-10:00 AMSequencing in Coding: Which comes first?

Christine Geiger, MA, RHIA, CCS, CRC, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

This session will cover a review of coding guidelines/instructional notes that give sequencing guidance. Guidance
from Coding Clinic will also be referenced. Hypertension and diabetes coding will also be discussed.

1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
10:00-10:10 AM Break / Drawing Give-Aways
10:10-11:00 AMTelehealth and Telework are Here to Stay – How to harden your security defenses in a
post-COVID world

Chris Apgar, CISSP, C|CISO

This session will address the vast expansion of telehealth and telework because of the pandemic.
Current and near term risks will be communicated. Tools and practical strategies to reduce risk and
rapidly respond to incidents to quickly mitigate risks will be provided.

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

11:05 AM-12:00 PMTraining the New Generation of Leaders

Ken Sarber

1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership
12:00-12:05 PMDrawing Give-Aways & Adjournment

Deloris Farthing

Pre-Recorded Sessions

A Perfect Match-MPI Success


Attendees will examine various components to AHIMA's 2020 white paper on a
realistic approach to achieving a low duplicate record error rate. The presentation
will highlight areas for exploration to identify and recognize variability in
databases, duplicate error and creation rate calculations, workforce factors and
types of patient matching algorithms which all play an important role in achieving
a low duplicate record error rate. Discussion will be held on how the organizational
goal checklist can be tailored to fit an organization's particular need.

1.0 - Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use
COVID-19 101 and Self Care

Amy Siple

This presentation will review how viruses replicate and it will unpack how to interpret the
different names for COVID-19. Transmission, prevention, and symptoms associated with
COVID-19 will be addressed along with what you should do if you become infected. Finally,
self-care strategies will be explored to promote psychological and physical well-being during
this difficult season.

1.0 - Clinical Foundations
Current Workforce Demands for Health Information Management Professionals

Rebecca Reynolds, RHIA, CHPS
Charisse Madlock-Brown
Marcia Sharp

Audience members can identify skills gaps to make them more employable. Hiring managers can identify what skill-sets
other companies require for similar jobs. Students will be able to evaluate the impact different HIM programs may have on
their career. Educational institutions can continually reevaluate and revise curriculums to meet workforce needs.

1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership

Cybersecurity - How has the Pandemic Changed What We Do?

Julia Huddleston, CIPP/US, CIPM, CCSFP

The session will look at cybersecurity challenges that result from the pandemic - think
telehealth and work from home - and offer practical ideas on how to proactively manage
these threats.

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

DRG Validation Reviews - Beyond the Coding Guidelines

Richelle Marting JD, MHSA, RHIA, CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CPC-I

This session will address trending issues in third party payor DRG validation reviews.
In particular, this session will cover strategies for establishing a consistent process with
respect to responding to DRG validation reviews, reviewing adverse findings letters, and
legal and contractual issues to consider in DRG validations. Procedural rights and
responsibilities of the provider and payor will be reviewed with discussion of strategies to
enforce those rights in the appeal process. Specific DRG validation trends will be identified.

1.0 - Revenue Cycle Management
EKGs - Jump Start Your Heart!

Linda Martien CPC, COC, CPMA, CRC

EKGs - Jump Start Your Heart! This session will introduce the electrical pathways that
stimulate the heart, causing it to beat. We will examine actual EKG recordings to identify
both regular heart rhythms and arrhythmias, their etiologies, effects and treatments/outcomes.
Similarities and differences in cardiac events in men vs. women will also be discussed.

1.0 - Clinical Foundations
Emotional Intelligence

Ken Sarber

1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership
ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding for COVID-19

Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA

This session will cover the frequently asked questions on COVID-19 ICD-10-CM coding,
including new codes and updated guidelines effective January 2021. In addition, the
session will cover current ICD-10-PCS codes for common treatments for COVID-19.

1.0 - Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance
Review of 2021 E/M Changes


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:
  • Overview of the 2021 E/M changes
  • Explanation of the 'medically appropriate' History & Physical exam
  • Review and application of the updated Medical Decision Making (MDM) criteria
  • Examination and application of the Total Time criteria
  • Analysis of the new code and guidelines for Prolonged Services.

1.0 - Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance

Social Determinants of Health and ICD-10-CM Coding

Margaret 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:
1. Understand what social determinants of health (SDOH) are and their impact on
patient outcomes.
2. Apply ICD-10-CM official guidelines for coding social determinant of health
information (SDOH).
3. Describe current efforts underway to capture SDOH using classification systems
and clinical terminologies.
4. Implement strategies to improve the documentation and coding of SDOH.

1.0 - Evolving Topics/Other HIIM Relevant Topics
Tips and Tricks of Telemedicine Billing

Brenda Olson, M. Ed., CHP, RHIA

A discussion on various factors in Telemedicine billing. Will highlight rules for Medicare, Blue Cross
and Blue Shield of Kansas, Kansas Medicaid for Hospitals, Clinics and Rural Health Clinics.
Come join the fun.

1.0 - Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance
Working Smarter, Not Harder: Practical Approaches to Increase Productivity

Ann Meehan, RHIA

Whether performing in a production-driven role or simply needing more time to get
everything done, this session will provide practical tips for reducing wasted time and
improving productivity. Utilizing information governance concepts, the speaker will
focus on ways to streamline processes and activities using best-demonstrated
practices that will result in increased productivity and more accurate, timely results.

1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership

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