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Annual Business Meeting

The annual business meeting this year will also be held virtually on April 16th at 12 PM CST.  Registration for the virtual annual business meeting will be separate from convention. There is no charge for registering for this event and all OKHIMA members are invited to attend.  You can register for the virtual annual business meeting by clicking here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Pre-Recorded Sessions

AHIMA 2021 Update to the CSAs
Katherine Lusk, MHSM, RHIA, FAHIMA

This will be a summary of strategic initiatives and AHIMA activities in 2020, early 2021, and what is planned throughout 2021.

1.0 - Evolving Topics
Clinical Sepsis in a Coding & CDI World
Diana Ortiz, JD, RN, CDIP, CCDS, 3M Health Information Systems

Clinical performance determines outcomes, but the data used to describe outcomes is ultimately determined by a hospital's CDI and coding functions. In today's value-based care environment, the accuracy of quality outcomes data has become even more critical as outcomes are increasingly used to determine reimbursement, create financial incentives, and evaluation hospital and physician performance. As coders and CDI reviewers are often tasked with ensuring accurate documentation to help drive accurate coding. This session will review common clinical scenarios, and review CDI opportunities along with relevant coding guidelines.

1.0 - Revenue Cycle Management
HCC Coding

Jennifer Dhooge, OU Medicine

To provide an understanding of HCCs in the hospital setting and their impact.

1.0 - Revenue Cycle Management
Ideas to Create a PDCA Toolbox
Cathy Mota, Mercy Hospital Kingfisher

Sharing data collection methodology ideas and tips to grow analytical skills when determining the who, what, when, where and why behind measuring results for success.

0.5 - Organizational Management and Leadership
Implementing a CDI Program: What You Need to Know
Rae Freeman, RHIA, CHPS, CDIP, CCS-P

This presentation will explain how to staff your CDI program and train those involved. Learn about setting goals and understanding ethical standards. We will discuss best practices for a CDI program in your hospital.

1.0 - Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use
Information Blocking and Strategies for HIM Operations
Lori Black, RHIA, CCS - Integris

General overview of information blocking as defined in the ONC Interoperability, Information Blocking, and Health IT federal rule; and discussion around potential impacts to HIM operations as well as implementation strategies.

1.0 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy, and Security
Keeping HIM Relevant
Melinda Wilkins, Arkansas Tech University

1.0 - Evolving Topics
Mastering the 3 Levels of Communication Influences
Skip Weisman

1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership
Next Level CDI - Leveraging Risk Adjustment for Long Term Impact
Connie Ryan, MBA, RN, CDIP

When it comes to DRG optimization opportunities, most CDI programs are familiar with the heavy hitters like heart failure and sepsis. In this session, we will cover some documentation opportunities that are easy for programs to overlook, but can have a significant impact in terms of MS-DRG optimization and risk adjustment for quality measures.

1.0 - Revenue Cycle Management
OHA Update
Sandra Harrison, OHA

0.5 - Health Law and Compliance
Optimize Health Care Revenue Cycle Operations with Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Patricia Bounds, nThrive

0.5 - Evolving Topics
Outpatient E/M Coding for Clinics
Lynda Starbuck, MS, RHIA, CDIP, CRC
Outpatient/Inpatient Consultant
Administrative Consultant Service (ACS)

Learn how to educate providers and apply the 2021 E&M changes for your physician office practices, specialty clinics, and provider-based clinics. Review documentation, coding, and billing requirements for optimal compliance along with evaluation financial impact of these changes.

1.0 - Revenue Cycle Management
Overcoming the 7 Deadliest Communication Sins
Skip Weisman

1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership
Proactive vs. Reactive: How a Large National Health System Deployed Mobile Technology to Simplify Query Workflow for Physicians
Marisa MacClary, MBA
Melissa Potts, RN, BSN, CCDS, CDIP

The audience will walk away from this talk with knowledge of emerging technology in the CDI and coding space as well as a stronger focus on targeted education and quality metrics. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, physician burnout had become a major focus of concern for hospitals. The pandemic took physician well-being challenges to a heightened and truly incomprehensible level. In response, many hospitals and health systems had to limit, or even suspend, physician queries. Asking already overwhelmed medical staff to manage cumbersome query workflow simply was not an option. Attendees of this session will hear how a large health system proactively implemented Artifact Health’s mobile physician query platform to engage physicians with technology that makes responding to queries faster and less distracting to patient care. At the same time, the technology allowed the health system to keep CDI productivity high while transitioning to remote work. The presenters will also discuss how the query platform standardized workflow across several different EMR, coding, and CDI systems and added additional compliance and educational opportunities to the query process with AHIMA’s expertly written, compliant physician query template library.

.05 - Evolving Topics

The Case for Modern Search
James Hoover, Medarcus

MPIs are full of errors and no amount of cleaning will truly solve the problem. The problem is not just human error, but rather we are using the wrong approach for patient search. Internet search can teach us many things about how a modern search function can find information in messy data. We will explore how to leverage modern search to reduce duplicates and overlays.

1.0 - Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use
The Road Map to Successful Denials Management, Prevention & Recovery
Megan Benton, nThrive

Join us for an informational presentation geared towards collections and denials professionals to learn proven strategies for protecting revenue and minimizing cost to collect. Hear how providers are tackling denials to improve billing processes for denials prevention through analytics, technology, and staffing education and support.

1.0 - Revenue Cycle Management
Trending Topics and the Impact on Policy Development
Scott Moore, Esq

The past year has presented unprecedented challenges for healthcare organizations. Before the country was overcome by the pandemic, employers were struggling to navigate an ever-changing legal landscape. This session will highlight many of the legal developments impacting healthcare employers prior to, and during, the year that pushed every person and organization onto it heels. From the COVID- 19 related employer impacts and the recent developments in employment law around the country related to legalized medical and recreational marijuana, employment discrimination, and mandatory paid employee sick and family medical leave, there is no shortage hazards for most employers. This session will provide an overview of these legal developments with an eye on what employers in your state can expect in the coming years.

1.0 - Health Law and Compliance
Understanding PEPPER Data
Susan Wallace, ACS

We will take an in depth look at ST-PEPPER, evaluation definitions, graphics, and tables with emphasis on development of action plans for inpatient DRG measures.

1.0 - Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use


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