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Long Beach Convention Center, Main Lobby
7:00 am - 11:00 am

Continental Breakfast

7:00 am - 8:00 am

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Track One

Time Program Title Speaker(s)
8:15 am – 9:15 am Coding Roundtable: ICD-10 Jeopardy Style Emcees: Nancy J. Andersen, MS, RHIA, CCS


Terri L. Thomas, LVN, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CPC, COC, CPC-I

Paula Kleiman, RHIA

9:20 am – 10:20 am Understanding Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) Donna Smith, RHIA
10:25 am – 11:25 am Coding From the Eyes of an Auditor Documentation Integrity Karen Pickering, RHIT, CCS, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 Trainer

Track Two

Time Program Title Speaker(s)
8:15 am – 9:15 am How to Get the Most Out of PEPPER Judy Holloway, MPH, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P

John Folger, RHIA, CCS-P

9:20 am - 10:20 am ICD-10 Reporting Data, OSHPD Updates, and Regulatory Changes Starla Ledbetter, MHSA, RHIA, PMP

Tonie Trotter

10:25 am – 11:25 am Data Analytics 101: Understanding and Using Data Deborah Neville, RHIA, CCS-P

Track Three

Time Program Title Speaker(s)
8:15 am – 9:15 am Terminology Management Beyond the Revenue Cycle and the Impact on HIM Deborah Szymanski, RN, BSN

Cheryl Mason, MSHI

9:20 am – 10:20 am Problem List in the EHR: Friend or Foe? Diane Premeau, MBA, MCIS, RHIA, CHP, CHC
10:25 am – 11:25 am Measuring the Hard and Soft Costs of Breach Jan McDavid, Esq.

General Session

Time Program Title Speaker(s)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm CHIA Networking Luncheon: How to Maintain High-Touch Relationships in High-Tech Times Sarita Maybin
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Which is Safer, Your Credit Card Number, or Your EKG? James Dzierzanowski, Ph.D.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Medical-Legal Cases That Went South: Could You Have Defended These Cases in Court? Keith L. Klein, MD, FACP, FASN
3:00 pm – 3:10 pm Closing Remarks Deborah Collier, RHIA, CHIA President, 2015 – 2017

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