CNN Monthly e-Alert
December 2012


President's Message
by: Michelle Charette, RHIA

Happy holidays to everyone in the CPHIMA community!

If you were able to attend the educational session at The Hotel Hershey recently, I hope that you found the sessions beneficial and the food tasty! Thank you to everyone who was in attendance for this session. A special thank you to Patrick Hamilton from CMS for talking with us about Meaningful Use Stage 2, to Richard Seneca for providing another informative update about what is happening in healthcare law and to Martin Ciccocioppo from HAP for providing and update on the State Health Information Exchanges.

The next educational session will be on Friday, March 15, 2013 at Masonic Homes in Elizabethtown. The theme will be ICD-10, so please consider joining your peers for a very informative session.

By now you should have received a Coding roundtable survey. Please take a moment to provide your feedback. Potential roundtable topics of drug administration coding and face-to-face or teleconference review of operative reports (in the context of ICD-10 coding) are being considered for future roundtables. The goal is to provide sessions that will be useful to you in your work, so please take a moment and let us know what you think!

The coming year is sure to keep each and every one of us busy. Don’t forget to reach out to your peers and tap into the knowledge and expertise that each one of us bring to this profession. I hope that you all enjoy the holiday season with family and friends. I am looking forward to seeing you in 2013!

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Upcoming Meetings

January 23, 2013

CPHIMA Meeting
March 15, 2013
Masonic Homes

PHIMA Annual Meeting
May 13-15, 2013
State College, PA

CPHIMA Meeting
June 21, 2013
Location TBD

Live Audio Conferences

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ICD-10-CM/PCS Review Webinar Series NEW!

Using Social Networking for Career Development NEW!
January 9, 2013

How a Community HIE Can Optimize Patient Care
February 20, 2013

ICD-10-PCS Root Operations Series

On Demand Education

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Conducting Documentation and Coding Assessments in Preparation for ICD-10

ICD-10 for CDI: Improve Documentation Now for Effective Transition Later

ICD-10 Physician Education


Clinical Documentation Improvement - Strength your Program and Protect Against Denials NEW!

2013 OPPS Proposed Rule: Analyze the Impact and Manage the Changes

Advanced Modifiers Compliance, Auditing, and Documentation Solutions for Hospital Outpatient Departments

Documentation Improvement for Post-Operative Complications

Mastering Physician Queries: Tools for effective policies, practices, and ICD-10 preparation

Outpatient CDI: A Proactive Approach to Denials Management

POA, HACs, and HCACs for 2012: Solving Common Documentation Challenges

Principal Diagnosis for Complex Cases Select the Right Code and Minimize Audit Risk

Privacy & Security

Compliance and Legal EHR To Go: HIPAA Compliance Constant Expansion 

Joint Commission

Second Generation Tracer Methodology: Improving Processes and Patient Care


IT Lingo 101: Getting to the Table NEW!

Leverage the Value of Your EHR: Improve Quality and Ensure Meaningful Use Incentive Payment

External Forces

2013 IPPS Final Rule Highlights and New Initiatives NEW!

Medicare’s FY2013 IPPS Final Rule

Job Opportunities

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Quality Informatics Specialist (full-time, remote)
Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Data Quality Specialist
Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation

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