OrHIMA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Riding the Waves of Change in Health Information Management

Live Sessions on September 17-18, 2020

CEUs: 21.5

Includes .5 Virtual Exhibit Hall CE

Live Sessions

Thursday, September 17, 2020
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Introduction, Welcome, and Award Recognition

Terrance (Terry) Watson, RHIT, Lyn Rossman, RHIA, CPHI and Christina Grijalva, RHIA, Madison Miller

  • Introduction of OrHIMA Board & Education Committee by Education Director
  • Welcome by OrHIMA President
  • Award Recognition
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Advancing Leadership in HIM


This presentation will focus on the Health Information Management workforce transformation and evolution to leadership roles. The discussion will address how all levels of the healthcare workforce impact the Health Information Management industry, its culture, and encourage the advancement of HIM into leadership and executive roles.

CEU: 1.5 - Organizational Management and Leadership
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM - BreakBREAK
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Join the House of HI and Build AHIMA's and Your Future

Seth Jeremy Katz, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA

Join third year AHIMA Board member Seth Katz as he discusses the what the AHIMA 2020 strategy looks like and the role that we all play in growing our profession and brand as we head into this new decade

CEU: 1.0 - Health Law and Compliance
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM - Golden Thread Documentation in Behavioral Health Services

Aurae Beidler, MHA,RHIA,CHPS and Rebecca Hall, MA, CHC, CHPC

This training will provide attendees with an overview of Golden Thread and Oregon Administrative Rule requirements for documentation of behavioral health services. Attendees will gain knowledge on the importance of the documentation thread for medical necessity and treatment decisions and plans. This training will provide guidance on clinically relevant assessment updates, improving documentation related to insufficient or over-documenting, baseline and measurable service plan objectives and documenting outreach efforts. Objectives include: Understand how each of the core components of the Golden Thread link together to demonstrate the treatment decisions and plan. Explore the importance of documentation as it relates to medically appropriate and medically necessary services.

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance
Friday, September 18, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Empowering People to Impact Health: 2020 AHIMA report to the CSAs

Seth Jeremy Katz, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA

Make AHIMA’s mission your mantra too. Learn about AHIMA’s 2020-2023 strategic plan and how you can help move the mission forward.

CEU: 1.5 - Evolving Topics/Other HIIM Relevant Topics
9:30 AM - 9:45 PM - BreakBREAK
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM - Beyond HIPAA - Developments in federal, state and international privacy and security regulation

Julia Huddleston, CIPP/US, CIPM, CCSFP

In this session, we will explore developments inside and outside the United States borders. Did you know that our neighbor to the north is trying to take on our neighbor to the south as a leader in information privacy law? Did you know that there are different efforts at the Federal level to either use the California Consumer Privacy Act as a basis to craft law for the entire country, or to make it null and void, even in California? Did you know that there’s a very basic, almost philosophical reason why it’s very difficult to harmonize the EU GDPR with United Stated health information privacy law? We will discuss all these issues – and more!

CEU: 1.5 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
11:20 AM - 12:20 PM - Social Determinants of Health

Michelle Ahmed, CPHQ

Michelle will educate attendees on the increasing importance of SDOH (Social Determinants of Health) and the efforts to standardize SDOH data elements.

CEU: 1.0 - Informatics, Analytics and Data Use

Pre-Recorded Sessions

42 CFR Part 2 – What’s Changed

Chris Apgar, CISSP, C|CISO

42 CFR Part 2 is evolving. Between the newly effective amendments to the rule and modifications made by the CARES Act there are some significant changes. This session will walk you through the recent and future changes in 42 CFR Part 2.

CEU: .5 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
AHIMA Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM)

Debra Primeau, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA

This session will provide the audience with an overview of CCHIIM's mission, value, purpose, and structure. As well as the exam development process, recertification guide changes, candidate information update, Commissioner election, appointment, and eligibility.

CEU: .5 - Evolving Topics/Other HIIM Relevant Topics
Artificial Intelligence in HIM and the Impact on Roles and Responsibilities of HIM Professionals

Tim Minnich

A discussion of the rapidly expanding market solutions involving Artificial Intelligence, most specifically Natural Language Processing (NLP). NLP is the capability of technology solutions that have varying degrees of ability to read, interpret, understand, and take action on documents created in the EMR, Revenue Cycle, and even front office. We will take a brief amount of time to familiarize the audience with the scope and variations of NLP solutions, and most specifically, how do they impact HIM job roles.

CEU: .5 - Informatics, Analytics and Data Use
Building a Compliant Outpatient CDI Program

Jennifer Jones, CCS

An intensive look at outpatient Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) starting with building a compliant
outpatient CDI program.

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance
ICD-10 Principal Diagnosis "We can get it right"

Kelly Walton, RHIT, CCS

This presentation will help you understand the guidelines for selection of principal diagnosis and it will also provide you with innovative ways to ensure that you are getting it right!

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
Inside the Hack: How Hackers Are Breaking Into Networks and Why A Ransomware Attack Has Been The Lynch Pin In Hospital And Clinic Closures

Bruce McCully, CISSP

In 2019, hundreds of clinics and hospitals nation-wide have gone offline (often for weeks at a time) from ransomware attacks. In 2020, criminals are targeting healthcare—specifically rural. What have we learned this year? We have to change our approach in rural health to cybersecurity, data management and disaster preparedness. We’ve been too reactive for far too long.

CEU: 1.0 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
Internal and External Career Advancement with HIM Experience

Margret Amatakayul, MBA, RHIA, FHIMSS

Just as the healthcare delivery system is ever changing – so too should your career goals and plans. Health information management affords many opportunities within and beyond the traditional. This presentation draws from experience in making seven major career shifts in a lifetime, and serving as a mentor for numerous students, employees, contractors, and business partners. Learn about what career possibilities exist for you and how to create/sustain a career on your own terms.

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership
Know the Quality of Your Code Assignment


This presentation will discuss aspects of quality reporting (available chart documentation in relation to coder skill & specificity of diagnosis selection) and its impact to the revenue cycle, physician profiles, and patients annual insurance benefits.

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
Mid Revenue Cycle's Role in Revenue Cycle Transformation

Denise Johnson, RHIA, MS, CPHQ

The integration of clinical and financial processes and data is critical for sustainable provider organizations. The “critical middle” revenue cycle plays a key role in getting it right the first time and reducing the number of steps to achieve a clean claim. The key areas that are impacted include Patient Identity, Physician Attribution, Data Quality, Clinical Documentation Integrity and Coding/Edit Management. This session will address these impact areas in detail. Moreover, the presentation will provide guidance on how to drive change in a process improvement data-driven approach by leveraging lean six sigma

  • Understand the challenges and opportunities that affect the middle revenue cycle
  • Identify Key Impact Areas to Influence Change
  • Establish an understanding of strategies to transform Key Impact Areas
  • Build key relationships within organizations to integrate financial and clinical data
  • Build a model of continuous process improvement
  • Monitor metrics-driven performance

Improving and sustaining middle revenue cycle operations requires collaboration throughout an organization. By impacting the critical middle revenue cycle operations, facilities can reduce re-work
through process improvement methodology, while also establishing control plans to sustain the improvements. This presentation will describe:
• What is Transformation
• Today’s Environment
• Key Impact Areas to Influence Change
• Strategies to Change and Sustain the Gain

CEU: 1.0 - Revenue Cycle Management
Population Health Through Value-Guided Care

Moshe Starkman

"Population Health" has remained an enigmatic term often used to create intrigue but lacking the substance necessary to command true meaning. In this session we will contrast two popular interpretations of the term and establish an operating definition that incorporates the many considerations necessary to reduce the cost of care in the United States while increasing access to the appropriate care at the best time. We will likewise explore Value in the context of health care and what it means to operate from a patient-centric, outcomes-driven orientation.

From an established definition of both Population Health and Value we will discuss the impact Population Health Management (PHM) programs have on the future state of health care and what organizations are doing today to promote quality, reduce preventable care, and manage the overall cost of care through better technology, analytics, and service orientation. The success of these programs is directly correlated to the effective transition from fee-for-service (by volume) payment models to fee-for-value, i.e. cost and quality accountable, models.

CEU: 1.0 - Informatics, Analytics and Data Use
Resiliency in Returning to work in the new normal overview/Post Covid

Yvonne Padilla

Returning to work in the new normal means something different for everyone. In this webinar we will take a look at what it means to address our feelings and concerns about returning to work during the new normal. Looking at definitions like “normal” and “normality” help us to understand that nothing about our current situation is normal, and that our perceptions about normal have changed as well. While it might be difficult at first to acknowledge, we have all changed in the last several weeks. Addressing these changes in our own lives, can help us deal with the new and changing work landscape. While things may never be the same, we do have the ability to take ownership and control over changes we may want to implement in our own lives and moving forward. Taking some responsibility in how we respond to the new normal, will help us become more emotionally hardy and resilient for what lies ahead.

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership
Revenue Enhancement Through Patient Care Improvement During and After the Public Health Emergency

Virginia Gleason, CPHRM, CCM, CDIP

Through the 1135 Waiver authority, CMS waived certain telehealth requirements that have long presented a barrier to utilization and expansion of telehealth technology in the delivery of healthcare. This waiver was issued in order to limit the community spread of COVID-19 and keep vulnerable patients in their homes while maintaining access to needed routine and screening care. Prior to the Public Health Emergency declaration, the provision of healthcare services through telehealth faced many barriers which included acceptance of the technology by both patients and providers. The regulatory and reimbursement requirements for these services did not encourage and likely is courage implementation of telehealth. Telehealth regulations at both the Federal and state levels have not kept pace with technology.

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the American Telehealth Association projected that by 2030 50% of medical consultation would be conducted by virtual means. Many industry experts saw this as an ambitious projection. The changes we are seeing in the midst of this world-wide pandemic will likely serve as a catalyst for spurring not only use of telehealth technology, but acceptance by providers, patients, payers and regulators. Given current economic unknowns, healthcare providers must ensure reimbursement for the services provided and identify those services that best meet the clinical needs of patients while protecting the financial health of their organizations. In this resentation, we discuss not only reimbursement requirements under Waiver services; but, how to use the processes setup during this public health emergency for the financial benefit of healthcare providers.

CEU: 1.0 - Revenue Cycle Management
Revenue Integrity Coding of Remote Physiologic Monitoring

Susanne Talebian, CHBC,CPC-I,CPC,CUA, ICD10CM AHIMA Certified Trainer

Remote, virtual, digital healthcare delivery system is in extremely high demand by patients and practitioners. The increased access to care while maintaining physical distancing during this pandemic is leading the list of benefits of this delivery system. Remote Physiologic Monitoring services are the use of digital technology to collect patient clinical data outside the clinical setting, which is then transmitted to the practitioners office for treatment management. Applied knowledge of the codes, criteria, rules and regulations will provide us the foundation for appropriate utilization and compliance with data and revenue integrity.

CEU: 1.0 - Revenue Cycle Management
STOP Duplicates and Overlay Records

James Hoover, M.S.

Permanent reductions in duplicate medical records are difficult to achieve – human errors and technology failings are almost impossible to cure. A permanent solution to reduce duplicate and overlay records must include strategies that acknowledge the human element. We will discuss how to use new search technologies to find patient records even in the most error-filled MPI. We will also present a new protocol to reduce the overlaying patient records, which would not be possible without the adoption of these new tools and techniques.

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
The Journey to Data Awareness, Quality, and Integrity

Debra Primeau, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA

Beginning in 2020, it’s been estimated that 1.7MB of data will be created every second for every person on earth. Data is coming from multiple sources, including healthcare organizations’ internal systems and applications as well as external data from wearables and other IOT devices. The need to proactively and holistically manage this data is needed by healthcare organizations for taking care of patients in addition to making business decisions. Managing this data is, in fact, paramount to the success of the organization. In this case study, the presenters will share the data challenges faced by Grande Ronde Hospital and will discuss the benefits of undergoing an information governance (IG) assessment to determine the current state of its data management processes and define its future state. The presenters will review the IG assessment outcomes and walk through development of a roadmap to address data management requirements. The audience will gain tips and tools that can be taken back to their organizations for managing data across the entire enterprise.

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance