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2020 Annual Convention
Mark your calendars for this year’s annual convention! It will be held March 2-4, 2020 at the Higgins Hotel in New Orleans. Be on the lookout for more information.

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Coding Workshop

Sign-up today! LHIMA invites you to a coding workshop on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Edith Garland Dupré Conference Room in Lafayette, LA. The meeting will be from 8:30 – 4:00 p.m, and you will receive 6 CEUs.
LHIMA Member Cost: $100
Non Member: $140
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GNOHIMA 2nd Annual Networking Social

Join the Greater New Orleans Health Information Management Association (GNOHIMA) for the 2nd Annual Social Networking Event on October 25, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The event will take place at The Quarter View Restaurant. You will hear from Ryan Kelly, LHIMA Executive Director, at the meeting and will receive 1 free CEU credit!
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CMS Readmissions Penalty Adjustment Reducing the Hit For High Dual-Eligible Hospitals

Hospitals that treat large populations of patients insured by both Medicare and Medicaid appear to be benefiting from the changes made to the CMS' Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program with lower penalties, according to new data. 

In the recent release of fiscal 2020 penalties for the program, the CMS for the second time risk-adjusted hospitals into five peer groups by proportion of inpatient stays where the patient was dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Hospitals in peer group one had the lowest percentage of dual-eligible patients while hospitals in peer group five had the highest percentage
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CMS to Collect Information on Prices 340B Hospitals Actually Pay For Drugs

The CMS on Thursday issued a notice that it will collect information from hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program about the prices they pay for eligible drugs.

Although a federal judge tossed the CMS' planned 340B reimbursement cuts in December, the agency hopes that it will win an appeal and move forward with the changes. If that happens, the CMS will need information on the actual prices that hospitals pay for drugs under the 340B program to calculate average sales prices and make the cuts.
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How Teamwork Fuels Award Winning Health Information Management

At the core of any meaningful healthcare intervention is medical data. A patient’s health history, prescription information, and demographic data are the building blocks of quality care delivery, leading to better patient outcomes and improved population health. 
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