Live Sessions - June 23, 2021

12:45 - 1:00 PMWelcome and Introductions

Kory Hudson, MBA, RHIA, CPHIMS

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1:00 - 2:00 PMLook At You Doing ""Leader-y"" Stuff!

Sallie Bissette, Ed.D, MHA, MBA, RHIA, CHC

Not a “formal” leader, no worries. This presentation is geared toward identifying the leader in us all.
We’ll take a look at different styles of leadership as well as how they can be utilized in our every-day
life. Feel like you have this “leadership thing” down-great! We’ll spend some time talking about the
perceptions of our leadership styles to our team members. Leadership is vital any industry including
HIM. You will leave this presentation with a few new skills to add to your leadership repertoire.

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership

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2:00 - 3:00 PMThe New Role of HIM In a Pandemic World and Beyond


It is often difficult for HIM professionals, deeply immersed in the trenches of change, to rise above day-to-day
demands and envision and develop new opportunities. But that’s exactly what needs to happen. When faced
with the ambiguity of change, the surest way to succeed is to fully engage in driving it. Only through this proactive
effort will HIM be able to redefine its role to better support emergency response and deliver greater value in
tomorrow’s post-COVID environment.

This session examines a new paradigm for Health Information and Records Management (HIRM) and provides
practical guidance to help HIM professionals support new virtual care delivery models and remote workforces,
offload the burden of low-value production work and lead the transition from traditional records management
to an optimized Information lifecycle management management model. Leveraging these compelling insights,
HIM professionals can establish a clear connection between their expertise and the organization’s ability to
improve care delivery, reduce costs and advance the management and use of information to optimize emergency

CEU: 1.0 - Revenue Cycle Management

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3:00 - 4:00 PM Cybersecurity Demystified; The Enablement of the Organization Through Proper Cybersecurity

Michael Meline, MsIA, CISSP, CEH, CFE, TNCA, C)DFE, ACE

We see in the news that information is being compromised in data breaches and cyberattacks as an almost
daily occurrence. You can easily protect yourself from these ever-growing attacks, but you need to know
how. Michael Meline, CEO of Cyber Self-Defense, LLC, and Paul Merrywell, SVP and Chief Operating Officer
of JTS Health Partners will help you understand the techniques necessary to protect yourself and your
ivelihood by unraveling the mystery and anxiety of Cybersecurity.

CEU: 1.0 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security

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4:00 - 5:00 PMInvesting:  The Key to Success

Lorie Mills

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership

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5:00 PMEnd Day 1 Main Session

Live Sessions - June 24, 2021

12:45 - 1:00 PMWelcome and Introductions

Kory Hudson, MBA, RHIA, CPHIMS

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1:00 - 2:00 PMArtificial Intelligence in Health Care: A Cure for Data Pains

Elliot Holt

Healthcare effectiveness and efficiency is at the forefront of conversations on a daily
basis be it from the patient, the physician or the C Suite perspective. The US healthcare
system is expensive and wasteful and ranked near the bottom of the Bloomberg list of
Healthcare Efficiency Scores in 56 economies *. So, what can we do about it? The answer
is simple. Introduce AI and Machine Learning to streamline complex and inefficient processes
to bolster physician productivity, increase patient satisfaction and improve your bottom line.
This presentation will provide a high-level overview of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
and practical uses to achieve organizational efficiency as well as financial and quality outcomes.

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance

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2:00 - 3:00 PMLeveraging Education as a Key Strategy of a Solid Business Continuity Plan

Beth Ottinger

CEU: 1.0 - Revenue Cycle Management

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3:00 - 4:00 PMAnnual Business Meeting
4:00 - 5:00 PMWhat Employers Want—A View of the Current HIM Workforce Demands

Rebecca Reynolds, RHIA, CHPS

This study’s objective was to identify the prevalence of the American Health Information
Management Association (AHIMA) career map jobs and determine which job categories,
degrees, and skills are associated with higher pay. We extracted data from SimplyHired, a
major employment website, from December 2018 to December 2019. We retrieved 12,688
career posts. We found differences in average salary by career category (p-value 0.00).
Most jobs were in coding and revenue cycle (CRC) and information governance (IG) categories.
The highest average salaries were in data analytics (DA) and informatics (IN). Each career category
had a unique set of skills associated with the highest paying jobs. Eighty-two percent of CRC,
67 percent of IG, 65 percent of IN, and 83 percent of DA jobs listed in the AHIMA career map were
present in the extracted dataset. These results can help employees, academics, and industry
leaders understand the health informatics and information management (HIM) workforce landscape.

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership

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5:00 PMEnd Day 2 Main Session

Live Sessions - June 25, 2021

12:45 - 1:00 PMWelcome and Introductions

Kory Hudson, MBA, RHIA, CPHIMS

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1:00 - 2:00 PMHIPAA Policy and Enforcement Updates

Sarah West, JD

The session will cover a variety of topics including OCR’s Covid-19 telemedicine and other guidance,
trends in breaches reported to OCR, recent enforcement actions, HIPAA best practices, and common
compliance challenges, and an overview OCR’s HIPAA compliance resources.

CEU: 1.0 - Informatics, Analytics and Data Use

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2:00 - 3:00 PMRobotic Process Automation

Patricia Bounds

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has proven to be an important technology for the automation of
manual processes. Organizations that have implemented have reduced costs by 30-70% depending
on processes deployed. According to Becker’s Hospital CFO Report, some organizations have
increased their team capacity from 35 to 200%, so they can focus on higher priority, problem-solving

This advanced technology helps hospitals to streamline operations, reduce the time to complete tasks,
improve financial performance, and lower labor costs. It is easily used for common tasks that can be
replicated, like manual data entry, queries, cutting and pasting. Bots can also be trained to automate more
complex tasks including denials management, authorization management, claim edit resolution, and other
processes, including:

• Gathering information from websites and other applications to integrate information directly into the
HIS and submit pre-authorizations
• Correcting eligibility mistakes including Government Managed Care eligibility
• Responding to payor denials by generating online appeals automatically
• Automating simple billing edit resolution

CEU: 1.0 - Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use

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3:00 - 4:00 PMDocumentation Impacts Your Bottom Line

Greg Ayers, MD

You know your physicians are providing an appropriate level of care to their patients within the criteria
set out by health plans, yet you seem to be plagued by denials.

If you have gaps in your documentation, you’ll also find gaps in reimbursement for patient care. Find
out about the hidden connection between documentation and denials.

CEU: 1.0 - Revenue Cycle Management

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4:00 - 5:00 PMI Threw Away My Superhero Cape and You Can Too!

Cheryl Peltekis, RN

We are constantly putting pressure on ourselves. Doing more and more and yet we aren’t happy!

We are living our lives looking for the perfect answer! Living up to unrealistic self imposed standards. Stop it!

Learn how to quit perfect! It Sucks! Learn how to be a Healthy Striver!

Be a Boss! Reach amazing levels of success without making yourself ill! You may not be burnt out today,
but if you have a type A personality, you just never know when you may push yourself over the edge!

Cheryl will guide you with amazing funny stories that keep audiences engaged from the first
seconds till the end of the presentation leaving you audience with solid steps to take to throw away
there superhero capes and become a Healthy Striver for life! Cheryl will also offer a book signing at
the end of the Keynote Presentation, Voices of the 21st Century!

Depending on the audience Cheryl can include why this is important for your industry.
Outcomes, customer service, can all be tied into this presentation.

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership

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5:00 PMEnd Day 3 Main Session

Pre-Recorded Sessions

AA/AAS to BSHIM Block Transfer Program and Competency Based HIM Education

Jasmine Agnew, RHIA

This presentation will discuss the block transfer program that grants graduated from CAHIIM accredited HIT/HIM programs advanced standing and entry into the baccalaureate program. We will

CEU: 1.0 - Evolving Topics

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Acute Respiratory Failure

Dr. Jessica Sime

CEU: 1.0 - Clinical Foundations

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Clinical Validation: A Coder's Role in Denial Prevention and Appeals

Jennifer Jones, RHIT, CCS, CCDS

This session will discuss recent coding denial trends, targeted clinical validation diagnoses, and the importance of developing a strong working relationship between HIM coders and CDI professionals. We will discuss coder roles and responsibilities specifically related to Clinical Validation and focusing on denial prevention. During the presentation we will provide some helpful tips for achieving clinical validation success and preventing many denials. While denial prevention is the ultimate goal, what do you do once you receive a denial? We will discuss ways to identify if an appeal is indicated, case outlines, and writing successful appeal letters.

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance

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Clinical Validation Denials Management and Prevention

Robin Sewell, CCS CDIP CPC CIC

No matter how robust the clinical documentation integrity (CDI) program, there are still payer denials. Payer audits become more creative and voluminous each day. Just when we think we have a handle on the top clinical validation targets, more are quick to take their place. In addition to that, different payers often apply separate criteria. This presentation provides the revenue cycle team strategies to navigate amidst so many moving targets and tactics to crush clinical validation denials.

CEU: 1.0 - Revenue Cycle Management

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Electronic Documentation Templates: Year-Round Reviews and Revisions to Comply with Coding Guideline Updates

Lolita Jones, MSHS, RHIA, CCS, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

Many healthcare organizations (HCOs) have a formal committee and process, such as an Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Documentation Governance Workgroup, that is charged with overseeing the development and annual re-evaluation of
electronic documentation templates (EDTs). Unfortunately, many EHR Documentation Governance Workgroups don’t
perform year-round reviews and revisions of EDTs based on the release of new or revised official coding guidelines. This
presentation will address how HIM professionals can take the lead in developing and maintaining a year-round evaluation
process to ensure EDT compliance with coding changes and guidelines that are released throughout the year by the
Cooperating Parties and the American Medical Association.

CEU: 1.0 - Evolving Topics

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How to Prepare Your HIM Resources for an Unpredictable Future

Bill Wagner, CHPS, CPCO

The HIM universe has changed. Traditionally, patient volume was very predictable and rarely fluctuated, making it
easy to design a coding team to manage the chart flow. Coding updates were annual and very manageable.

2020 brought COVID-19, and suddenly caused massive reductions in elective surgeries, chronic care, ER visits, and
other outpatient encounters. HIM and Revenue Cycle leaders experienced formidable challenges managing their
coding staff during unpredictable patient volumes and service needs.How will you ensure your revenue cycle team
is better prepared in the event of another sudden disruption or challenge? You need to be ready to meet any
future needs head-on by creating staff flexibility and workflow redundancy. To reach the best solution for your
organization, you must think outside the box and cast away your traditional mentality of the coding process and strategy.

This session guides attendees through multiple strategies and techniques to prepare for a future of unexpected
fluctuations in workload and patient types. The speaker will review the experiences of four revenue cycle and
HIM experts from large healthcare systems who participated in a panel discussion for this presentation.
The experts each shared their challenges they faced during the pandemic, how they handled those challenges,
and their advice for how to be prepared for the next unknown challenges. You will hear real world examples of
how they implemented new, creative strategies to address the unique needs of their organization. These strategies
include new concepts on cross-training opportunities, cross-functional cooperation, innovative training
techniques, and the need for third-party partnerships. The session also includes their advice for creating an
agile, flexible workforce that can adapt to the increased challenges to your healthcare infrastructure for 2021
and beyond.

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership

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Leading A Remote Workforce

Bruce McCully, CISSP – Healthcurity

Remote work in healthcare has proven to increase effectiveness, time spent on value-added activities and reduce
burnout of teams—all current issues in many hospital and clinic environments. But how can workers in the healthcare
industry effectively work while remote? How can they ensure secure and productive work environments? And
where do you begin with initiating remote work policies and practices? Start with a remote work culture? Embrace of
new technology? Clear communication? Accountability metrics? There are a lot of considerations you need to consider.
In this talk I will walk through things you can do right now to engage and lead your remote workers.

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership

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The First 48 Hours - CDI Query Response Time

Kelli Hill, BSN, ACM-RN, CCDS

Launched a KATA project to improve the CDI query response rate time to 48 hours or less.
Involved the key stake holders including the physicians to get a better understanding from the provider side.
Improved CDI query turn around time over several months with concentration being on our hospitalist team.
September of 2020 we had a response rate of 93% within 48 hours of CDI sending the query; with 95% compliance
within our hospitalist group.

CEU: 1.0 - Evolving Topics

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