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Inside This Issue - August 13, 2015:

Please Vote – AHIMA Election


Your opportunity to vote continues until 11:59 p.m. CT on August 17, 2015. Do it now!!

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Announcing Chattanooga Area HIMA August Meeting

 


Topic


ICD-10-PCS Coding, Part 2: Follow-up including components such as Measurement & Monitoring, Extracorporeal Therapies, Imaging and More


Date


Thursday, August 20, 2015


Time


5:30 pm to 7:30 pm


Location


Chattanooga State Community College, Room 2106 in the Health Science Center


Speaker


Joann Miller, BS, RHIA, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM-PCS Trainer


Cost


Free to Members, $10 for non-members


CEUs 2


Please bring your ICD-10-PCS Manuals. We will practice look-ups and discuss key terms. Please feel free to bring a snack and light sweater as the classroom tends to be cool. Coffee will be provided.

Click here to register.

Registration closes Tuesday, August 18.

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Announcing Mid-East HIMA Meeting



Topic


THIMA Update


Date 


Thursday, August 20, 2015


Time


12 noon Central


Location


Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Cookeville Regional Medical Center


Speaker

Donna Coomes





Donna Coomes, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CPHQ, CCS, THIMA President

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Announcing West Tennessee HIMA – Coding Update by Karen Scott


Date


September 9, 2015 
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Central

 


Agenda

  • Overview of CM and PCS coding guidelines….particularly those that may be problematic in I-10.
  • Coding scenarios to demonstrate the application of coding guidelines discussed above.
  • General review of DRGs that may shift with the use of I-10 codes…focusing on reduced reimbursement.
  • Discussion of answers to clinical scenarios reviewed.

Location

West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH)
J. Walter Barnes Auditorium
620 Skyline Drive
Jackson, TN 38301


Registration Fees


Member/Non-Member - $75
Quantity Member/Non-Member - $60
(3 or more from same facility)
Onsite Registration - $85
Registration after 9/4/15

Online Registration Closes Friday, September 4, 2015.

Registration at the door is permitted.

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AHIMA Releases New White Paper on IG Professional Readiness and Opportunity


A total of 1260 professionals responded to AHIMA's survey on "Professional Readiness and Opportunity"* and took the time to contribute to understanding the current state readiness and needs of professionals in IG. The survey was partially underwritten by Iron Mountain and Nuance.
 
Survey respondents have made it clear that roles in IG are evolving and the 2015 white paper by Cohasset and AHIMA on the second survey on IG in healthcare provides valuable insights on how roles essential to governance are being handled, help to inform next steps with regard to shepherding these evolving roles, while the results on adoption and sponsorship point to the increased traction that IG is getting in healthcare. 

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THA Fall Compliance Conference 2015

(Co-Sponsored by THIMA)


Date


September 11, 2015
7:45am-3:45pm
 

Location


Saint Thomas West Hospital
4220 Harding Road
Nashville, TN
Registration Fee: $25
 

Approved for CEUs


HCCA - 7.3
AHIMA - 6.0
Health Ethics Trust - 8
 
Network, learn from expert speakers and earn CEs!
 
Come join us for another great conference!

Click here for more information and registration.

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Federal Advisory Committee Applications

 
ONC is seeking applications for the Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) and Health IT Standards Committee (HITPC). If you are interested in becoming a member of the either committee, you can submit an application using ONC's application database through Friday, September 11. 
 
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) created an HIT Policy Committee and an HIT Standards Committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
 
The Health IT Policy Committee is seeking applications for a Consumer/Patient representative. The HITPC makes recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medical information. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides that the Health IT Policy Committee shall at least make recommendations on the areas in which standards, implementation specifications, and certifications criteria are needed in eight specific areas.
 
The Health IT Standards Committee is seeking applications for the following areas of expertise:
  • Technical Expertise, Small Innovative Provider
  • Technical Expertise, CIO
  • Health Plans Representative
  • Technical Expertise, HIT (2)
  • Purchaser/Employer Representative
  • Long-term Care Representative
  • Ancillary Healthcare Worker Representative
The HITSC is charged with making recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information. The Health IT Standards Committee develops a schedule for the assessment of policy recommendations developed by the Health IT Policy Committee, updated annually. In developing, harmonizing or recognizing standards and implementation specifications, the HITSC also provides for the testing of the same by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST).
For more information on these opportunities, please visit our website at www.healthit.gov.

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TN Payment Reform Initiative (enter a name and email address to access the webinar)

HealthSystemCIO.com offers free live and archived webinars.

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Upcoming Meetings


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CAHIMA Meeting
August 20, 2015
Chattanooga, TN

METHIMA Meeting
August 20, 2015
Cookeville, TN

THA Fall Compliance Conference 2015
Co-Sponsored by THIMA
September 11, 2015
Nashville, TN

THIMA 2016 Annual Meeting
March 9-11, 2016
Franklin, TN

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CDI for ICD-10 by Body System
August 2015

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Director of Health Information Management
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Coding Manager
Shepherd Center

Health Data Coordinator
Vanderbilt Medical Center

Director Health Information Management
Shepherd Center

Remote Coding or Auditing- Full Time and Part Time Available! $5,000 Sign on Bonus Available for Full Time!
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Coders/Coding Quality Specialists
JTS Health Partners

Health Information Management Director
National HealthCare Corporation – Pulaski

Lead Coding Consultant
JTS Health Partners

CDI Nurse Specialist
University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville

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