This year’s FHIMA Annual Convention, taking place July 29-August 1 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, includes a jam-packed agenda, offering a total of 16 CEUs to attendees registered for the entire conference!
There will be four different tracks offered Monday & Tuesday, and three tracks offered on Wednesday. For the complete agenda, please visit www.fhima.org/annualmeeting.
Here are some highlights:
Monday, July 30
- “Patient and Data Conversions into the EHR” – Angela Drewnoski, RHIA
– The movement towards a single, integrated EHR is driving the increased frequency of patient and data conversions through the decommissioning of legacy systems. The complexity of data and patient conversion projects necessitates the adherence to a comprehensive procedure developed and owned by key stakeholders throughout the project lifespan in order to maintain the integrity of the master patient index and clinical data during and after the conversion. This session addresses the challenges of completing successful patient and data conversions while maintaining the integrity of the master patient index, clinical documentation and data. The presenter, based on experience with leading several patient and data conversion projects, outlines best practices and procedures for HIM and IT professionals.
Tuesday, July 31
- “Outpatient CDI: Managing Medical Necessity, Denials, and Compliance” – Anny Yuen, CCS, CCDS, CDIP
– As the payer mix changes in healthcare, the focus on payment justified by medical documentation is no longer confined to inpatient services. The volume of denials due to lack of medical necessity for outpatient services is increasing. As a result, providers must ensure that they develop processes around improving documentation to justify services in all areas of care provided. This session will define outpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and explain why an outpatient CDI program is necessary in today’s healthcare environment. This session will also describe the following: necessary skill sets and knowledge required in outpatient CDI that may be different from the traditional inpatient CDI methodology, types of denials which result from a lack of solid, supportive outpatient documentation, and identify areas of opportunities in outpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI).
Wednesday, August 1
- “Understanding Incident to and Split/Shared Services” – Kathy Pride, RHIT, CCS-P, CPC, CPMA
– Understanding the regulatory guidelines and billing rules for incident to and split/shared services can be confusing and often lead to noncompliance, lost revenue, and inefficient scheduling. During this session, Kathy Pride will break down the documentation and regulatory requirements for these services including: defining incident to and split/shared services with case scenarios, who can and cannot bill incident to, places of services in which incident to and split /shared service apply, and documentation requirements.
For registration, hotel information, and a list of exhibitors visit www.fhima.org/annualmeeting. We can’t wait to see you there!