MoHIMA Annual Meeting

Agenda

6.0 CEUsDay 1 — April 22, 2024
6.0 CEUsDay 2 — April 23, 2024
4.0 CEUsDay 3 — April 24, 2024
2.0 CEUsExhibits *
10.0 CEUsOn-Demand Sessions
28.0 CEUsTotal

* Two additional CE hours will be awarded for visiting and spending time with the exhibitors.

* The agenda and speakers are subject to change without notice. *

Monday — April 22, 2024

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Exhibit Hall Pre-Function Area

Registration

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Exhibit Hall-South

As Johnny said in Dirty Dancing, “nobody puts baby (HIM) in the corner!” Gone are the days when HIM was relegated to the basement. Being the center of attention is not necessarily a bad thing. This session will help HIM professionals:

  • Find ways to elevate their personal and professional voices.
  • Demonstrate the value HIM brings to the table and contributes to the healthcare landscape.
  • Be seen as strong leaders by making a positive impression and speaking with confidence.

Learning Objectives:

Help HIM professionals:

  • Find ways to elevate their personal and professional voices.
  • Demonstrate the value HIM brings to the table and contributes to the healthcare landscape.
  • Be seen as strong leaders by making a positive impression and speaking with confidence.

1.0 hrs   Organizational Management and Leadership   

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Break

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Exhibit Hall-South

This presentation will review the most commonly seen Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and assess the ways in which they impact the wellbeing of individuals. The information will include a discussion on the different ways to capture SDOH data. The session will conclude by providing information regarding the importance of engaging in the capture of SDOH data.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize common Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)
  • Assess the various ways SDOH impact wellbeing.
  • Discuss ways to capture SDOH data.
  • Evaluate the importance of engaging in the capture of SDOH data.

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

10:00 AM – 1:50 PM Exhibit Hall-North

Exhibitor Setup

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Lunch (On Your Own)

12:00 PM – 12:55 PM Exhibit Hall-South

Employee longevity has dramatically decreased over the years. In addition to employees growing restless or feeling unfulfilled, recruiters and headhunters have helped to create a tumultuous landscape for hiring managers to navigate. Retaining valuable talent is necessary to maintain operational excellence yet continues to prove challenging for even the best leaders. Leaders will benefit from learning how to utilize play, fun, and shenanigans to spark creativity, boost morale, and improve employee retention.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the consequences of employee turnover and the subsequent loss of tacit knowledge.
  • Recognize the impact a positive work environment plays in retention, creativity, and productivity.
  • Explore ideas to create value for employees and infuse fun into the workplace – has the time come for a Chief Fun Officer?

1.0 hrs   Data Structure, Content and Information Governance   

12:55 PM – 1:50 PM Exhibit Hall-South

AHIMA has great plans for 2024, and we want you to be the first to know! Join your AHIMA Board Liaison in an interactive discussion focused on AHIMA staffing, recertification policy updates, enhanced membership benefits and growth strategies, advocacy and public policy updates including information on Data for Better Health, as well as information on the development of AHIMA’s new strategic plan.  Through a series of pre-recorded updates, hear what AHIMA Leadership and your fellow colleagues have to say on these topics.

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

1:50 PM – 3:00 PM Exhibit Hall-North

1Break with Vendors

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Exhibit Hall-South

Discussion on the seven elements of an effective compliance program, recent General Compliance Program Guidance from the OIG, high-level discussion of the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, Corporate Integrity Agreements, Civil Monetary Penalties, and HIPAA.

Learning Objectives:

Achieve a working knowledge of the Seven Elements of an Effective Compliance Program, and an awareness of the laws and regulations that have a significant impact on a Compliance Program.

1.0 hrs   Health Law and Compliance   

4:05 PM – 5:00 PM Exhibit Hall-South

Monitoring the federal changes to privacy rules can be daunting. This presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent changes to substance use disorder privacy rules under 42 CFR Part 2 as well as a preview of upcoming changes. The presentation covers patient consent to release SUD treatment records and the obligation of lawful holders of those records who may be hospitals, clinics, health plans and other providers, not designated as Part 2 programs.

Session Objectives:

  • Describe applicable federal privacy laws and key concepts to consider when using SUD treatment records.
  • Review patient consent and permissible disclosures by lawful holders.
  • Describe Part 2’s requirements for protecting and sharing SUD treatment records.
  • Review recent changes to 42 CFR Part 2 regulations

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

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Exhibit Hall-North

(2024 Awards, Karaoke)

Tuesday — April 23, 2024

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

Breakfast/Registration/Vendors

7:45 AM – 8:00 AM

Welcome/Announcements

8:00 AM – 8:50 AM Exhibit Hall-South

Phil will share the hard lessons he has learned over his 40-year career to highlight the non-obvious skills that set great leaders apart.

Learning Objectives:

In this interactive session learn how leaders:

  • Focus on Strengths, Values, and Mindsets
  • Cultivate Followers through Purpose, Emotional Intelligence, and Connection
  • Develop Habits to navigate Failure, Threat, and Ego

1.0 hrs   Organizational Management and Leadership   

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM Exhibit Hall-South

This presentation addresses how one can decide their own medical fate when the future may be uncertain and how the HIPAA/HITECH personal representative provision plays a role in access to patient records, including release of information.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define legal terms and forms.
  2. Explore options for inclusion/exclusion of treatments in advance of a diagnosis of incapacitation.

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM Room: 102/103 (CR: 80) Student Track

This session will review the fundamentals of Hierarchical Condition Categories and their use as a reimbursement methodology.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will secure a basic understanding of the HCC payment methodology and be able to discuss it and which payers use it for reimbursement.

9:50 AM – 10:30 AM Exhibit Hall-North

Break with Vendors

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM Exhibit Hall-South

This session will provide attendees with a review of Hierarchical Condition Categories including a discussion of V28 and the extrapolation methodology.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will:

  • Refresh their knowledge of the HCC payment methodology;
  • Be able to discuss the changes that occurred with the Version 28 implementation in 2024;
  • Be able to explain the extrapolation methodology planned to start with audits for payment year 2018.

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM Room: 102/103 (CR: 80) Student Track

As is evidenced by numerous state and federal legislation and policy updates, the health information (HI) space is evolving at a phenomenal pace. This evolution is superimposed with advances in technology as machine learning and artificial intelligence becomes more commonplace in traditional user workflows. Overshadowing all of this is a greater focus on evolving standards relating to reproductive health, gender-affirming care, minors, cybersecurity, and data privacy. Where will the future take us? This session will review some of the recent changes, the implications of them for students and those new to the HI space, and provide suggestions on what can be helpful to prepare for these advances.

 

11:30 AM – 12:20 PM Exhibit Hall-South

This session will review the optimal principal diagnosis for patients presenting with symptoms related to TIAs and cerebral infarctions as well as common query opportunities to clarify secondary diagnoses and therefore optimize severity of illness, mortality indicators, and or DRGs.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Recognize the optimal principal diagnosis (PDx) for patient’s presenting with symptoms related to Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) and Cerebral Infarcts in 50% of cases reviewed.
  • Identify query opportunities to clarify secondary diagnoses to optimize the severity of illness, mortality indicators and/or diagnostic related group (DRG) in 75% of TIA and cerebral infarct cases reviewed.
  • Apply one educational collaborative with physicians and clinicians to enhance and maintain clinical documentation integrity within the healthcare system.

1.0 hrs   Revenue Cycle Management   

12:20 PM – 1:30 PM Exhibit Hall-South

1Lunch/Business Meeting

1:30 PM – 2:35 PM

Break with Vendors

2:40 PM – 3:30 PM Exhibit Hall-South

This session will introduce the new PCS procedure codes that become effective 4/1/2024. Get an update to Instructional Notes that began 10/1/2023. This session also explores the most common coding errors found during auditing so you can avoid making these same errors.

Learning Objectives:

Learn the new ICD-10-PCS new codes for 4/1/24 and how to use them. Become acquainted with changes to some Instructional Notes that will change the way we code these diagnoses. Learn to avoid the common coding errors found in auditing.

1.0 hrs   Revenue Cycle Management   

2:40 PM – 3:30 PM Room: 102/103 (CR: 80) Student Track

Overall this presentation aims to equip attendees with insights, strategies, and practical tips for mastering the essential functions necessary to thrive in their careers and pursue their professional goals effectively.

Learning Objectives:

We will introduce essential functions, discuss the importance of technical skills relevant to the profession, highlight interpersonal skills and personal attributes that enable individuals to work well with others and navigate various workplace situations, emphasize the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ) in professional success, address the need for adaptability and resilience in today’s fast-paced and ever-challenging work environments.

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Break with Vendors (Vendor Prizes)

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Exhibit Hall-South

State and federal laws and regulatory changes impacting healthcare and health information management are at the forefront of policymaker’s agendas. This session will address a number of statutes and final rules that have passed, and important bills for HIM professionals to be monitoring.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will recognize several areas of emphasis at the state and federal level in the development of laws and regulations impacting our profession, and the status of policies in these areas including:

  • Prior authorizations
  • Price transparency
  • No Suprises Act
  • Medicare Advantage plan compliance

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

Wednesday — April 24, 2024

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

Breakfast/Registration

7:45 AM – 8:00 AM

Welcome/Announcements

8:00 AM – 8:50 AM Exhibit Hall-South

In this presentation, we aim to empower attendees with the knowledge and tools necessary to fortify their organization’s cybersecurity. Attendees will gain insights into the most common security and cybersecurity threats prevalent in various departments. This knowledge will enable them to conduct a thorough review of their own department and organization’s overall cybersecurity position; including evaluating current security measures, potential vulnerabilities, and the effectiveness of response protocols. Attendees will be encouraged to confidently discuss their findings and propose enhancements to colleagues and management, fostering a culture of open dialogue around cybersecurity.  By understanding where future threats may originate, attendees can help their organizations stay one step ahead, ensuring robust cybersecurity now and in the future. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to review their departments for the most common security/cybersecurity threats.
  2. Attendees will be able to assess their organization’s cybersecurity position and confidently discuss their conclusions with colleagues and management.
  3. Attendees will be able to understand where potential future cybersecurity threats may originate and possible ways to mitigate that risk.

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

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM Exhibit Hall-South

The purpose of this session is to share BJC’s journey to grow a strong and effective coding team. This includes hiring and training of newly credentialed and/or inexperienced coders, career ladders, mentorship, and ongoing education.

Learning Objectives:

The objectives of the program are to share how BJC was able to build programs to promote growth and development from within for current coders as well as offer coding opportunities to newly credentialed and inexperienced individuals

1.0 hrs   Organizational Management and Leadership   

9:50 AM – 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Exhibit Hall-South

This session covers the highly controversial clinical validation process, defining and distinguishing clinical validation from DRG validation. The regulatory evolution of clinical validation will be reviewed along with recent changes to AHIMA practice brief directives. A focus will be placed on trends in clinical validation with an emphasis on regulatory and contractual issues that offer providers support in challenging payor denials. The session will review rules particular to Medicare Advantage plans’ use of clinical validation and common shortfalls by MA plans that can be challenged successfully.

  • Define and distinguish clinical validation from DRG validation
  • Recognize key rules surrounding the clinical validation process
  • Describe effective strategies to manage clinical validation audits and denials
  • Utilize HIM knowledge to effectively appeal a clinical validation denial

1.0 hrs   Health Law and Compliance   

11:20 AM – 12:20 PM Exhibit Hall-South

Rose’s closing session is certain to be amusing, informative, and motivational.  In this session she’ll be talking about leadership traits, the impact of our vote in the elections, work style today and yesteryear, technology, and more.  Join Rose at the closing session, but be ready to “duck.”

1.0 hrs   Organizational Management and Leadership   

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