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Roundtable & Luncheon
Program: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Topic: Bridging the Communication Gap between Health Plans and Providers
Speaker: Dawn Crump, MA, SSBB, CHC and Gala Fary
Sponsor: HealthPort
No Fee – RSVP is required. RSVP to: Events@HealthPort.com
Join us and participate in this year’s hottest topics being discussed in a roundtable format. Lunch is included. Space is limited!

House of Delegates
Check-in: 1:00 pm
New Program Start Time: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Official Delegates must check in at 1:00 pm. Meeting begins at 1:30 pm. CHIA members who are not delegates are invited to participate in this annual business meeting of CHIA. No fee.

Pre-convention Tutorials

On-site Registration: 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
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Coffee Service & Pastries will be served from 8:00 am - 9:00 am.
Lunch is on your own, for all tutorials.

CCS Exam Prep
Program: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (with a one hour lunch break at noon)
Presenter: Mark Anderson, RHIT, CCS
Fee: $100
The CCS certification indicates a master skill level in the ICD-9-CM coding classification system and the surgery section within the CPT coding nomenclature. This tutorial, like the CCS exam itself, is geared toward coders with excellent skills who have a minimum of between one and three years experience coding inpatient and outpatient records in the hospital (acute care) setting. This tutorial is not designed for inexperienced coders. Attendees will learn CCS test preparation skills, how to measure their coding knowledge, assess memory recall for coding methodologies, assign ICD-9-CM and CPT codes to case examples, practice problem solving, and practice multiple choice selections and timings. IMPORTANT: Bring your ICD-9 and CPT code books so you can participate. Code books will NOT be provided by CHIA.

The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) has determined that all certification exams will continue testing on ICD-9-CM until a new coding classification system is officially implemented. Attend this CCS Exam Prep to prepare for your CCS certification now.

RHIA/RHIT Exam Prep
Program: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (with a one hour lunch break at noon)
Presenters: Diane Premeau, MBA, MCIS, RHIA, CHP, CHC and Roy Shurtliff, RHIT
Fee: $100
This interactive one-day tutorial is designed to strengthen and reinforce competencies needed to prepare you for the RHIA or RHIT Certification Exam. It will focus on domain competencies covering content related to: Health Care Delivery Systems, Health Care Statistical Analysis, Quality and Compliance (Utilization, Risk and Improvement), Health Care Law/ Privacy & Security, Information Technology & Systems and Human Resources Financial Management. Tips and practical suggestions on how best to prepare for the exam will also be provided. This seminar is designed to provide a valuable supplement to your overall education plan of preparing for the certification exam. It does not guarantee that those who attend will pass the exam.

Masterful Project Management Skills
Program: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Presenter: Wanda Ziemba, EJD, MPA, RHIT, CHC, CHCO/CHCC, CPC
Fee: $50
Looking for a way to stay ahead of the pack in today’s competitive and chaotic healthcare arena, hospitals are turning to project management to consistently deliver business results. Stay ahead of the changes in the HIM profession by developing your project management skills. In this participative tutorial learn the skills you need to effectively develop a plan, manage a timeline, assess and mitigate risks and bring a project to conclusion successfully. Apply these tools during the tutorial to ICD-10 education, an EHR go-live, a new coding area, a compliance plan, or structural improvements. See how you can successfully bring a plan to close with minimal resources, a competitive advantage and measureable results. Build value for yourself and your organization by increasing the success rate of project development, improvements in productivity, successful scheduling and cost savings.

Master the Complexities of Medicare’s Two-Midnight Rule and Outpatient Observation
Program: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (with a one hour lunch break at noon)
Presenter: Debbie Mackaman, RHIA, CPCO
Fee: $100
Although a simple concept, observation services create some of the most costly documentation, charging, and billing issues for both prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs). Even with Medicare’s clarifications on how to properly count and bill for observation hours, facilities continue to struggle with creating efficient and effective processes. Attendees will also dissect Medicare’s complex two-midnight rule, including understanding the difference between the benchmark and the presumption. Identifying the correct patient status at the beginning of an encounter will support the medical necessity of the services provided and save hospital resources in the long run. Maintaining compliance with appropriate documentation, coding and billing to receive proper reimbursement is a team effort, with education being one of the keys to success. This interactive session will provide clear guidance using a variety of case studies for both PPS and CAH facilities.

ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding Review
Program: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (with a one hour lunch break at noon)
Presenter: Gloryanne Bryant RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS
Fee: $100
With implementation on October 1, 2015, a tutorial review of ICD-10 diagnosis coding is a must. With ICD-10 there is increased code specificity but also some changes to the official coding guidelines. These changes need to be well understood and one needs the ability to apply the guideline to practice scenarios. This tutorial will review chapter- specific guidelines, and will allow the attendee to test his/her coding knowledge, skills, and critical thinking. There will be practice sessions to enhance coding skills. Important areas to be covered include documentation requirements and preparation of physician queries. Through a classroom style tutorial, attendee’s will walk through Chapters 1-21 of ICD-10-CM and gain more understanding and practice to achieve improved coding accuracy. This tutorial will bring insight into coding guideline changes and specific diagnosis coding through practice. It is recommended you bring an ICD-10-CM code book for reference.

Powerful Presentation Skills
Program: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presenter: Wanda Ziemba, EJD, MPA, RHIT, CHC, CHCO/CHCC, CPC
Fee: $50
Presentation skills are extremely essential for you to succeed professionally. In today’s HIM environment, the competition in the workplace is getting more complex. It is no longer enough for you to have the necessary capability to do the job, you should also be able to talk well, write well, and present yourself attractively to your superiors. What better way to let other people know what you’re capable of than by presenting a great idea or a plan during a meeting. However, you need to have the necessary presentation skills to succeed in this endeavor. In this practical participative tutorial learn PowerPoint techniques that make your presentations pop, graphic skills that capture the interest of your audience and personal expertise that alleviates the butterflies.

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