2021 Virtual OrHIMA Fall Institute

October 23, 2021

Available CEUs: 10.0


8:00 am – 8:05 am

Conference Kickoff and Introduction

Darris Mishler II


8:05 am – 8:15 am

President’s Remarks

Dana Brown


8:15 am – 9:15 am

ICD-10-CM Coding Social Determinants of Health… Making a Difference

Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

Understanding the Social Determinants of Health or SDOH and when and how to capture ICD-10-CM codes for these situations is part of the role of HIM Coding and CDI Professionals.

Clinical Coding and CDI staff need to Learn the impact of SDOH on public health and population health.

What are the documentation issues and challenges with SDOH capture, and when and how to apply the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting is vital.

Billions of dollars are spent on improving healthcare but without a strong SDOH process and program the monies are not producing positive results. HIM Coding and CDI professional can make a difference!!

1.0 – Data Structure, Content and Information Governance

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Vascular Catheterizations – CVC, PICC, Dialysis, etc

Dee Mandley

This webinar begins with an in-depth review of the types of vascular catheterizations (CVC, PICC, Dialysis, and more) then analyses each of the procedures.

1.0 – Clinical Foundations

10:15 am – 10:30 am


10:30 am – 11:00 am

Updates on Oregon COVID-19 Mandates

Dana Brown
Alice Robinson

This presentation will be an overview of the current Covid vaccine restrictions in Oregon.

0.5 – Evolving Topics/Other HIIM Relevant Topics.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Stephen Fitton, MBA, GSLC
Colin Robinson

Q&A session on the prevalence and pitfalls in the new world of cybercrime. Discussing trends, concerns, and experiences in the realm of ransomware and beyond.

1.0 – Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security

Pre-Recorded (On-Demand) Sessions

The Intersection of HIPAA Privacy and Information Blocking

Jaime James, MHA, RHIA

HIPAA Privacy and the Cures Act Information Blocking rules are intersecting. The Health and Human Services (HHS) wants healthcare transparency for patients and patients to be in charge of their health records. To achieve this, healthcare providers must not block information that should be available while protecting patient privacy by following the privacy rules. In addition, changes to the privacy rule were published in the form of a NPRM. This session will be an educational discussion that will include the latest information about these rules, industry trends and how organizations are operationalizing these changes.

1.0 – Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security

OB/GYN Coding

Savanna Garrity, MPA, CPC

OB/GYN coding can be very unique and cause difficulty in coding as there is a mother’s record and a baby’s record as well as multiple CPT codes for delivery as well as procedures. This presentation will review common coding expectations and how to properly code using ICD-10-CM and CPT coding systems.

1.0 – Data Structure, Content and Information Governance

Building Foundations for an Information Governance Program

Debi Primeau, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA

Building a data and information governance program requires an understanding of the differences between enterprise information management, information governance, information technology governance, and data governance. With an ever-changing healthcare landscape, trends are driving the need for governance programs as well as the need to assess an organization’s maturity level as it relates to governance. Health information professionals have a role to play to help and lead their organizations to meet this need.

0.5 – Data Structure, Content and Information Governance

Release of Information Hot Topics 2021

Aurae Beidler, MHA, RHIA, CHC, CHPS

Attendees of this session will learn about current events affecting release of information and patient access including the impact of COVID-19, OCR enforcement, information blocking, substance use disorder regulatory updates, and HIPAA regulatory updates. Attendees will gain an understanding of future trends in ROI including digital release of information, patient portal use and more.

1.0 – Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security

Why Rigorous Compliance Is Critical in ROI. Lessons Learned from 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (They keep coming) OCR Civil Monetary Penalties

Elizabeth Delahoussaye, RHIA, CHPS

Join Elizabeth Delahoussaye to find out what patterns of failure trigger the majority of complaints, the consequences of ignoring patient complaints or even OCR’s technical assistance, and the steps a healthcare organization should take to satisfy requests for PHI and avoid penalties.

Most healthcare organizations aspire to make patients’ health information available as rapidly as possible. However, there may be inconsistencies in policy or practice – even perhaps unintentional- that could put the organization out of compliance with regulatory requirements.

If you pay attention, you can learn from both failure and from success. Go on a deep dive on recent OCR civil monetary penalties. Learn from successes other provider organizations have implemented to steer clear of penalties. What are similarities across these organizations that received civil monetary penalties? Since several of these organizations are small clinics, what can clinics do to get support and to stay compliant? And what about the larger health systems? What can systems who have to navigate multiple, disconnected EHR systems do to ensure no omissions in sharing data? Learn what best practices can be applied to achieve high quality, patient and regulator satisfaction.

Bottom line? When it comes to Release of Information, rigorous compliance is critical.

1.0 – Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security

Introduction to ICD-11

Susan Fenton,  PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA
Mary Stanfill, MBI, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA
Kathy Giannangelo, RHIA, CCS, CPHIMS, FAHIMA

For almost 15 years the World Health Organization (WHO) has been busy creating the 11th revision of ICD (ICD-11). This session will explain the ICD-11 architecture including the foundation component and how to build a linearization, such as ICD-11 MMS, from it. Post-coordination, cluster coding, sanctioning rules, and extension codes are defined. Attend this session to learn about these new features and see what is in store for HIM professionals.

1.0 – Data Structure, Content and Information Governance

Common Missed Physician Query Opportunities

Leigh Poland, RHIA, CCS

A physician query can be a powerful communication tool used to clarify the documentation in a health record and achieve accurate code assignment. Querying the physician has become a common communication and educational tool for coding departments. An effective query process aids the hospital’s compliance with coding rules and serves as an educational tool for providers and coding professionals. This session will include common missed physician query opportunities and key indicators to look for in the chart.

1.0 – Data Structure, Content and Information Governance