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CHIMA e-Alert

October 1, 2021

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AHIMA dHealth™

Ciitizen has been designated AHIMA dHealth™ Approved for its commitment to protecting personal health data. Ciitizen is a patient-centric consumer health technology platform that enables patients to collect, store and share their medical records in a single location for more personalized treatment options, including rapid participation in clinical trials.
 
Check here for more information on AHIMA dHealth™.
Fall Student Open House

Fall Student Open House

Next Stop: Professional Membership


Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. CT


AHIMA will host its semiannual student open house on Tuesday, October 5. Attend this free virtual event to learn more about:
  • Careers in health information
  • AHIMA certifications
  • How to successfully transition from a health information student to a health information professional
  • How to get the most value from your AHIMA student membership
  • And more!
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Showcase the Authentic You

Showcase the Authentic You

Introducing Brand Builder—a new collection of tools, tips, and more to help you grow your reputation and further your career in the healthcare ecosystem. Virtually every career expert advises you maintain a strong professional brand. With Brand Builder, we’re customizing that advice for the health information field and you. Whatever stage you’re at in your career, you’ll find ideas and suggestions you can use in the following key areas.
2022 IPPS Final Rule Coding Changes

2022 IPPS Final Rule Coding Changes

Overview

This Lunch ‘n Learn will cover the 2022 IPPS Final Rule Coding Changes.  We will cover in detail the new ICD-10-CM codes as well as the new ICD-10-PCS codes.  We will also review any deletions or revisions.  Finally, we will cover changes to the CC and MCC lists. 

Course objectives:
  1. The attendee will understand the additions, deletions, and revisions to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS
  2. The attendee will become familiar with changes to the CC/MCC lists

Date

October 7, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MST
 

* This event will also be available on demand after the live event.

 

Speaker

Sherri Ward

Pricing
  • AHIMA Member: $20
  • Non-Member: $30


CE

# of CEs: 1.0 – Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
 
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Take Action

Take Action

This year, one of AHIMA’s legislative priorities has been the increased focus on social determinants of health data. AHIMA believes that public policy must establish global standards that promote the capture, use, maintenance, and sharing of social determinants of health, and that it must further promote healthcare delivery and financing models that are designed to integrate social determinants into the clinical setting. Policy must also enhance the sharing of social determinants across clinical and community-based organizations, prioritize privacy, and promote the ethical collection and use of social determinants. Additionally, public policy must be crafted that embraces the role of health information professionals.

 

The Improving Social Determinants of Health Act (S 104/HR 379) would authorize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a program to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities by coordinating CDC social determinants of health (SDOH)-related activities and improving the capacity of public health agencies and community organizations to address social determinants.

 

We need you to act now! Contact congress and ask them to support and cosponsor S 104/HR 379 to improve the use of social determinants data in our communities.

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2021 Data Integrity Summit – Speaking Opportunity

2021 Data Integrity Summit – Speaking Opportunity

Do you eat, sleep, and breath data? Are you or your colleagues using a new and effective data management tool? Is your organization implementing new strategies to tackle data integrity issues? If this sounds like you, the Technology Committee needs you! 

The 2021 Data Integrity Summit will be held in a virtual format.  We need volunteers to share their knowledge and experience related to data capture and data management. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Karla Mills to discuss topics and scheduling details by email at karla.balius@gmail.com.  

CHIMA Lunch N Learn -
ICD-10-CM FY 2021 Codes, Guidelines, and AHA FAQs Related to COVID-19

This is an on-demand event.
ICD-10-CM coding advice has evolved since the Pandemic began as clinical understanding changes. Anyone working with ICD-10-CM codes is challenged to keep up. This session offers the attendee an opportunity to test ICD-10-CM coding knowledge through an interactive, scenario-based, multiple choice quiz format. The attendee answers COVID-19 coding questions, and receives immediate feedback plus a chance for discussion.

Learning Objectives:
The attendee will gain proficiency in applying ICD-10-CM FY 2021 codes, Guidelines, and AHA FAQ’s related to COVID-19 related to
  • Vaccination Side Effects & Complications
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • U07.1 Current COVID-19 vs. B94.8 Sequela of COVID-19 vs. History of COVID-19
Who this session is for:
  • ICD-10-CM Coders
  • Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists
  • HIM Leadership
  • Physician Advisors
  • Insurance Denials Specialists
  • Medical Billers
  • HIM students
  • Anyone with an interest in COVID-19 coding
    •  The multiple-choice format allows anyone to participate, even without having coding experience

Pricing:
AHIMA Member: $20
Non-Member: $30

CEs:
1 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
 
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2021 CHIMA Virtual Annual Meeting

You Can Still Register!


You can earn 22 CE hours by attending the Virtual CHIMA Annual Meeting.

Click here for more details and to register!


Save the Date!

2022 CHIMA Annual Meeting

May 5, 2022 - May 6, 2022


Hyatt Regency Aurora Denver Convention Center
13200 East 4th Place
Aurora, CO 80011


CHIMA Lunch N Learn

Overview


Practices and hospitals are employing more advanced practice providers to meet the growing healthcare needs—but they often do not understand the coding, billing, and supervision requirements. This session will cover the Medicare guidelines related to services provided in different settings, billing requirements and other considerations. We will provide examples of private payer policy for payment of APP services. Auditing considerations will be a focus, along with ideas for managing the risk areas and educating administrators, physicians, and other providers.

Objectives:
Discuss concerns to manage the risks of using NPPs successfully.
Attendees will know what items to consider when adding NPPs to the practice.
Review how NPPs can function independently and under physician supervision.
 
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* This is an on-demand event.


CHIMA Awards Partial Exam Reimbursement

Reminder! CHIMA awards partial Exam Reimbursement funds to new graduates sitting for the RHIT, RHIA, CCA or CHDA Certification Exam within 180 days of graduation!

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CHIMA Coding Coffee Chat

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Continuing Education Opportunities

2021 CPT Code Updates

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CHIMA 2020 Data Integrity Summit

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Audit Findings for ICD-10-PCS Coding

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CHIMA Lunch N' Learn - 2021 IPPS Final Rule

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