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KHIMA e-Alert

July 30, 2021

Inside this Issue:

AHIMA Naming Policy

“Living the Pledge”
Campaign and Competition


Naming Policies: Something We Can Do NOW:

  • Solving patient identification and matching is a complex problem that requires public and private sector action.
  • Institutional policies around the collection of patient demographics vary, however, we can promote, advocate and educate on a standardized naming policy for data collection in our master patient index (MPI) and enterprise master patient index (EMPI). 
Advocating by telling stories of how we make a difference is something we can do now! 

Find the AHIMA Naming Policy here.

Prepare to Participate in the Campaign and Competition!!
The competition involves telling stories –good or bad
  • How an organization and/or your state CSA has addressed promoting, educating, advocating for standardized naming policies for data collection and the results. 
  • Focus on improved patient matching which leads to improved sharing and exchange of health information across the healthcare ecosystem. 
  • How are you bringing the AHIMA Naming Policy Living The Pledge to life through actions in your department, organization, or CSA? Tell us about it here and we may contact you for an interview.
Tell Us About it Here

 “Living The Pledge” Campaign and Competition Timeline

  • Wednesday, July 21st: 
    Official Kick-Off at HOD Orientation. Competition Entries will be accepted for three weeks
    Entry link will be provided where a one-page Word document can be submitted outlining your Living the Pledge story. 
  • Friday, August 20th: 
    Last Day to enter competition
  • Between August 23rdand September 10th: 
    Entry submissions will be reviewed by a steering committee comprised of SAL (State Advocacy Leaders) volunteers and AHIMA staff. 
    The top 5 most compelling entries will be chosen. 
    AHIMA Staff will conduct and schedule video interviews with the finalists. 
  • September 6th to Friday, September 17th:
    Top 5 Videos will be posted for Online Voting  
  • Sunday, September 19th:
    Winner Announced and Recognized at AHIMA21 HOD!

Visit AHIMA’s Advocacy page for the latest news and events.

2021 Virtual KHIMA Annual Meeting

You can still register!

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ICD-10 Coding and Documentation Considerations for “History of” Conditions

Coders are often stumped on whether a historical medical condition is still present vs. totally cured. Whether a current ICD-10-CM code is assigned vs. a historical code affects reimbursement as well as patient liability, so coders strive to get it right.

This Q&A session gives insights on considerations for assigning codes for historical conditions. It also provides tips on problem solving through these coding dilemmas as well as providing guidance on when to query.

Learning Objectives:

The attendee will be able to:
  1. Establish an internal coding decision process
  2. Apply coding guidelines for
    • Z-codes Personal History of
    • Chronic conditions
    • Long-term treatment
    • Positive test results
    • Observation vs. History of vs. Screening vs. Follow up vs. Surveillance
    •  Screening vs. Diagnostic colonoscopies
    • Genetic mutations
    •  Kidney transplant status and End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
  3. Determine when to query
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* This an on-demand event. 

AHIMA Access

Access, AHIMA's new social media platform, is open. Fresh content is posted daily by health information professionals and AHIMA team members. Don’t forget to use your CSA community to engage with your CSA members regularly. Log into Access and reference this email for login instructions. Click here to view a short video on how to use Access.

Haugen Consulting Group

Dear Colleagues,
Support our organization while you earn CEUs! We continue to partner with the Haugen Consulting Group to provide coding webinar opportunities. A portion of each webinar registration goes directly back to our organization when you select that you are a KHIMA member at checkout.

See below for more details.
Group and individual rates are available. Find more information here!

Haugen Consulting Group Educational Webinars

Support KHIMA while earning CEUs! Each Haugen Academy registration gives a $5 credit back to our organization.

KHIMA Legal Reference Manual

The KHIMA Legal Reference Manual has recently been updated.  Chapters in the manual include consents, subpoenas, release of information, behavioral health records, the medical record (including the legal EHR), required reporting, and more!  Click here to learn more about the recent changes.  

New KHIMA Facebook Page

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Continuing Education Opportunities

Validation Denials Webinar Series

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KHIMA Webinar - Look at You Doing “Leader-y” Stuff!

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Enhancing Your Influence Webinar

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Degenerative Hip Disease: Causes and Treatments with Case Studies and Coding Tips

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