Saturday & Sunday Program Details

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Saturday & Sunday At-a-Glance


Event Schedule
Tutorial Registration 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Full-Day Tutorials * 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Event Schedule
AM Tutorial Registration 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Half-Day Tutorials * 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
PM Tutorial Registration 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Pre-Registration Pickup 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
House of Delegates Meeting 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Convention Registration 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception ** 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Exhibits & Silent Auction 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Tutorials, House of Delegates and pre-registration pickup will be at the Hyatt Regency
* Separate registration is required for pre-convention tutorials. Continental breakfast is provided; lunch is on your own
** Badge and ticket required. Ticket is included with full registration

Saturday Pre-Convention Tutorials

RHIT / RHIA Exam Prep
Program: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Presenters: Diane Premeau, MBA, MCIS, RHIA, CHP, CHC & Wanda Ziemba, EJD, MFA, RHIT, CCS, CHC, CHCO/CHCC, CPC
Fee: $100
This tutorial is designed to strengthen and reinforce competencies necessary to prepare for the RHIT or RHIA certification exam and will focus on domain competencies related to: Health Care Delivery Systems, Health Care Statistical Analysis, Quality & Compliance (Utilization, Risk and Improvement), Health Care Law/ Privacy & Security, Information Technology & Systems and Human Resources Financial Management. (7 CEUs)

CCS Exam Prep
Program: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Presenter: Kathryn DeVault, MSL, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA
Fee: $165
Continue your professional growth and enhance your career with a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential. Plan to spend the day preparing for the CCS exam. This exam prep course will include a review of the test components and requirements and plenty of practice in coding exam-related questions. Take this opportunity to validate your coding skills and prepare for successful completion of the CCS exam. (7 CEUs)

Tackling Complex ICD-10-PCS Coding Involving “Tubular” Body Parts
Program: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Presenter: Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA
Fee: $165
Move your ICD-10-PCS knowledge forward by learning how to make the difficult decisions between the various root operations, classify uncommon body parts and incorporate the guidelines into your coding. Topics will include coding complex cases involving tubular body parts: Aneurysms, CABGs, Congenital Anomalies, Complicated Bypasses, and Gastrointestinal challenges. At the completion of this program, you will be more confident in your ability to assign PCS codes quickly and accurately. Laptop/Tablet is required. (6 CEUs)

Sunday Pre-Convention Tutorials

HIM - Pathway to Revenue Cycle Integrity
Program: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Presenter: Glenn Krauss, BBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPUR, FCS, PCS, CCDS, C-CDI, C-DAM
Fee: $55
HIM plays an integral role in the revenue cycle. Gain a practical understanding of the revenue cycle and the specific contributions HIM can make to ensure integrity, minimize risk, and reduce denials. Attendees will create a well-planned roadmap for engaging staff in driving a culture of continuous quality improvement and identification of root causes to decrease denials through risk mitigation and denials management. (3 CEUs)

CDIP Exam Prep
Program: 8:30 am – 11:30 pm
Presenters: Victoria Hernandez, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P & Jill Olmstead, MSN, ANP-BC, CDIP, CCS-P, FAANP
Fee: $55
This workshop will prepare you for the Clinical Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) exam. The program design will review the test domains and specific tasks to ensure your understanding and success. CDIP principles and practices will be reviewed with opportunities to apply the didactic content during the interactive group setting. (3 CEUs)

Practical Skills for Data Analytics in Healthcare
Program: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presenter: Susan Fenton, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA
Fee: $55
HIM professionals will practice “hands-on” skills for cultivating healthcare data analysis. Topics explored will include: structured vs. unstructured data, structured data types, the data dictionary, Baysian logic, basic biostatistics, and data visualization. Tools will also be described. Laptop/Tablet with Excel is required. (3 CEUs)

CHIA Student Academy
Program: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee: Complimentary, Students must be registered for the convention to participate
Join fellow student members for CHIA’s Student Academy. This interactive session will give student members an opportunity to learn more about careers in health information management and assist students in building their personal brand to give a competitive edge in job hunting. This is a great opportunity to network with peers and mentors. Students must be registered for the convention to participate in this complimentary event.

CHPS Exam Prep
Program: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presenter: Geoffrey Premeau, RHIT, CHPS
Fee: $55
This interactive tutorial is designed to strengthen knowledge and prepare participants to take AHIMA’s Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS) exam. Topics include: HIPAA Privacy, Breach Notification, and Security Rules; Technical, Physical and Administrative Safeguards; Investigation, Compliance and Enforcement; Administration and Public Relations; and CHPS exam pointers. (3 CEUs)

CCA Exam Prep
Program: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Presenter: Kathryn DeVault, MSL, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA
Fee: $55
The Certified Coding Associate (CCA) credential is your opportunity to validate your coding knowledge and skills and continue your professional growth. Now is the time to prepare for the CCA exam. This exam prep course will include a review of the test components, structure, requirements and plenty of practice in coding exam-related questions. Take this opportunity and join your colleagues in preparation to complete the CCA exam. (4 CEUs)