Sunday Program Details

Roundtable & Luncheon
Program: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Topic: HIM Top 10 Risks for 2014
Speaker: Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, SSGB
Sponsor: HealthPort
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Join us and participate in this year’s hottest topics being discussed in a roundtable format. Lunch is included. Space is limited!


On-site Registration: 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, 2nd Floor
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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.

Certified in Healthcare Privacy & Security – CHPS
Program: 8:30 – 11:30 am
Presenter: Sharon Lewis, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CPHQ
This workshop will cover the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and the knowledge necessary to ensure healthcare organizations comply with these complex Federal regulations. It will provide critical information for those who manage release of information functions, and those who serve as a resource on privacy issues, Privacy Officers, and Security Officers. This presentation will focus on privacy and security from the HIPAA perspective and provide a clear foundation for those who wish to pursue AHIMA’s Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS) credential.

  • Purpose of HIPAA
  • Privacy Rule
  • Government Enforcement & Penalties
  • Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information
  • Minimum Necessary
  • Accounting of Disclosures
  • Security Rule
  • Compliance Program Management & Public Relations
  • ARRA Legal Requirements
  • CHPS Examination Pointers

Health Data Analysis for the CHDA Exam and Beyond
Program: 8:45 – 11:45 am
Presenters: Connie Renda, MA, RHIA, CHDA and Cassi Birnbaum, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA, CPHQ
If you are involved in the growing field of data management, data analysis and data reporting at your organization, then this tutorial is for you. The tutorial will assist individuals who are planning to take the Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) exam. Attendees will gain additional information to enhance their knowledge and expertise in these areas. Information presented will include collecting data using different EHR platforms, software and tracking systems; analyzing data to understand how your ROI area functions, and how you can understand the production, quality and staffing needs of your department. Samples of custom reports and tools used to display data and learn how to extract the data and generate these for your department using Excel will be provided.

Masterful Project Management
Program: 8:45 – 11:45 am
Presenter: Wanda Ziemba, EJD, MPA, RHIT, CHC, CHCO/CHCC, CPC
With reduced resources and expertise in different geographic locations, the project manager must often work with a virtual team. From assembling and working with a successful dynamic virtual team, laying the groundwork through tracking and final completion of a project, there is often no solid guidance. Most professionals receive scant training and rely on coaching and the tips from individuals who have already done a tour of duty in the project management trenches. In this tutorial learn techniques and tracking methods for project management, discover techniques and professional guidance on working in a virtual environment as well as twenty succinct tips gathered from the experienced managers. Hands-on scenarios and success stories supplement this fast-paced tutorial and will guide you through the most difficult projects, including implementation of ICD-10.

Challenges in Long Term and Post Acute Care
Program: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Presenters: Sharon Vandagriff, RHIA, Maria Hewett, MBA, RHIA, Patricia Blaisdell, MA, MS, and Nancy Andersen, MS, RHIA, CCS, CRCR, AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer
It will be an exciting and challenging year for long term and post acute care (LTPAC) settings. From the transition of ICD-10, improving and maintaining high standards of clinical documentation, development of facility-specific quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI) systems to meeting high levels of scrutiny and reimbursement, this tutorial will provide knowledge and practical experiences to guide you through this maze.

At the conclusion of this tutorial, participants will have a greater understanding of:
• Transitioning to ICD-10 to ensure compliance and lessen financial risk.
• The importance of developing a coding query program to ensure diagnosing responsibility and accurate coding.
• Regulatory Updates
• Hot Topics: What is a resident-centered care plan?
• Identifying steps and discussing tools to develop a QAPI program that will merge into day-to-day activities

RHIT Exam Prep
Program: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Presenters: Diane Premeau, MBA, MCIS, RHIA, CHP, CHC and Roy Shurtliff, RHIT
This interactive one-day tutorial is designed to strengthen and reinforce competencies needed to prepare you for the RHIT or RHIA Certification Exam. It will focus on RHIT 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.