eLearning Program: Countdown to Information Blocking

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LIVE*  2-Part Series Includes:

Part 1: How HIM Needs to Lead and Prepare
Thursday, October 1

Part 2: Question and Answer Forum
Tuesday, October 13

Compliance with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) information blocking rule begins November 2. Is your organization prepared?  Are you ready to drive compliance?

Information blocking is not just an issue to be solved by your electronic health record (EHR) vendor or IT department. Information blocking goes above and beyond HIPAA. Health information professionals have an important role to play in making sure their organization meets these new regulations and requirements.

Join us for this LIVE two-part series where we will explore what the information blocking rule is all about and how you can help lead your organization’s efforts in becoming compliant.

  • Part One: How HIM Needs to Lead and Prepare
  • Part Two: Question and Answer Forum

Be prepared and take this great opportunity to showcase your knowledge and expertise.

 For Best Rates - Register by Sept. 29 

*To attend the LIVE program, registrations must be received two (2) business days prior to event date.
All eLearning Programs include recorded on-demand access for 60 days.

    Program Details
    Program Details | LIVE on October 1 and October 13 *

    This LIVE* eLearning Program is a 2-part series: 

    PART 1: 
    How HIM Needs to Lead and Prepare
    PART 2:
    Question and Answer Forum
    Thursday, October 1, 2020
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PT)
    Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PT)

    PART 1 will provide the following:

    • History of the information blocking rule and the 21st Century Cures Act legislation
    • Summary of information blocking requirements for EHR developers/vendors and health information exchanges
    • Information blocking requirements for health care providers
    • Clarity on all the new abbreviations
    • The leadership role for health information professionals in their organization

    Program Agenda

    1. Background of information blocking
      • What is it?
      • Who are “actors”?
      • Definition of EHI (USCDI/ePHI in a DRS)
      • What conduct makes an individual or entity an information blocker?
    2. What are the exceptions?
      • Exceptions that involve not fulfilling requests to access, exchange or use EHI
      • Exceptions that involve procedures for fulfilling requests to access, exchange or use EHI
    3. Penalties
      • Civil monetary penalties for vendors—OIG
      • “Appropriate disincentives” for providers
    4. Compliance timeline
    5. How can HIM lead and prepare their organization for compliance

    PART 2 will allow for a follow up discussion after Part 1 and will provide a forum for questions and answers

    • Answers to questions not able to be addressed during part one
    • Live Q & A forum
    • Additional information for health information leaders on how to best protect, exchange and collect information to bring their organizations into compliance

    Continuing Education
    This program has been approved for two (2) continuing education units (CEUs) by AHIMA, AAPC, BRN and ACDIS (for CDI-related events; no more than ten units from any single event). HIIM Domain: Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security

    About the Presenters

    Laura Riplinger, JD
    Vice President, Policy & Govt Affairs, AHIMA

    Lauren currently serves as AHIMA’s Vice President of Policy & Government Affairs. In this capacity, she is responsible for AHIMA’s advocacy before Congress and various federal agencies. With nearly two decades of healthcare policy experience, Lauren previously worked on Capitol Hill where she was actively involved in almost every aspect of a congressional office, including serving as Chief of Staff—a position that requires the ability to quickly synthesize multiple issues and adapt to constantly shifting priorities. Lauren received her JD from American University Washington College of Law and a BA in Economics and History from Vanderbilt University. She is admitted to practice law in New York.

    Debi Primeau, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA
    President, Primeau Consulting Group, Inc.

    Debu Primeau is Primeau Consulting Group’s Founder and President and leads the consulting practice in providing information governance, HIM staffing and auditing services. Debi has held positions in ambulatory care, acute care and has worked with large consulting companies overseeing clients in Health Information, CDI, Audit and Education and Privacy and Security.

    Debi has a degree in business management, in addition to a graduate degree in organizational management. She is an AHIMA Fellow, Past-President of the California Health Information Association, received the CHIA Distinguished Member award in June 2013 and the Industry Champion Award in June 2018. She currently serves a three-year term as a Commissioner on the AHIMA Commission on Certification of Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM)

    Registration Fees, Access Details & General Information

    Registration Fees
    To attend the live program, registrations must be received two (2) business days prior to event date.

    (thru Sept. 29)
    (after Sept. 29)
    CHIA Member$69$89
    CHIA Student Member$49$59

    How to Register
    Purchase the eLearning Program online OR print the eLearning Program Order Form (PDF) and submit to CHIA via the methods shown on form. Full payment is required with registration. A copy of an approved check request is acceptable when submitted with the printed registration form. No over-the-phone registrations will be accepted.

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    Continuing Education
    This program is approved for continuing education units (CEUs) by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), and Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) for CDI-related events; no more than ten (10) units from any single event. CEUs are based on contact hours. 30 minutes of attendance at an educational program equals .5 CEU. For full details on CEU qualifications, calculations, and more, view the AHIMA Recertification Website. CEUs may be adjusted based on actual time of event. 

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    Live Program Recording (included)
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    Cancellation Policy
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